Lions keep poacher up a tree
A small-game poacher spent two terrifying hours up a tree trying to
hide from two lions in the Munyawana Game Reserve in northern
KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday night.
spokesman Captain Jabulani Mdletshe said the man was one of four
poachers who went into the reserve to poach small game. “They managed
to get a wild hog. On their return home, they were chased by two
lions,” said Mdletshe.
The group ran for their lives, but while his friends managed to get
away, the lone poacher decided to hide up a tree, leaving his hunting
dogs at the bottom to try and defend him.
“All six of his dogs were killed by the lions,” said Mdletshe. The
poacher escaped when the lions chased after a hyena.
The man was taken to a clinic for treatment of a claw scrape to his
Police expect to arrest the poachers soon, Mdletshe said.
If you look at the
next picture it is a wonder that the Lions did not go after the
Poacher in the tree!!
Picture Courtesy Robyn