The mostly eaten remains of a man found over the weekend are believed to be the body of a poacher who was apparently attacked and killed by lions at a private game park just outside Kruger National Park in South Africa.
The local Eyewitness News website reports that Limpopo police found a rifle and ammunition next to the body Friday.
“It was reported earlier that authorities thought the body belonged to the driver of a tractor, who had gone missing, but he has since been found alive,” the story reports.
Local police spokesman Moatshe Ngoepe is quoted in the media saying: “It seems the victim was poaching in the game park when he was attacked and killed by lions. They ate his body, nearly all of it, and just left his head and some remains.”
Ngoepe added: “We are now waiting for a person from the family but we are also utilizing our investigative resources to see if we can successfully identify the deceased.”
The Home Affairs Department is also working to help identify the man.