Friday, July 6, 2018

Africa Wins Again

h/t  Kenny; join me in wishing him a happy birthday tomorrow!

"Tastes like chicken."
















Meet the latest Darwin Award - Team Trophy Winners:

(SAFRICA) A gang of poachers who broke into a South African game reserve to slaughter a herd of rhinos were attacked and eaten by a pride of hungry lions. 
A head and a number of bloodied body parts and limbs were found near the scene after at least three illegal hunters were devoured by the predators.
A vet then had to tranquilise the six lions so police could go inside and recover the remains of the mauled poachers. 
Owner Nick Fox, 60, said: “We found enough body parts and three pairs of empty shoes which suggest to us that the lions ate at least three of them but it is thick bush and there could be more."
One can but hope there are indeed more. Pity they didn't find a GoPro; the YouTube video of the last seconds of The Great Rhino Hunt Of 2018 wouldn't go viral, it'd go nuclear. I'd put the gif of it in the side-column on endless loop. Hopefully, one will be crapped out in a few days.

Kudos to Felis leo Security at the Sibuya Game Reserve.
Pity they don't use lions as a form of judicial punishment.

Like Argus Filch, I miss the screaming of the old punishments.


11 comments:

Bill said...

I roared with laughter when I read this story. Sorry - comedy never was my forte. :-)

Badger said...

"Whose streets?! OUR streets!" LMAO

MMinLamesa said...

Yeah, it was a feelgood story, wasn't it?

Badger said...

BTW, the Ruark-ish title to the post was a nice touch.

Aesop said...

Not Ruark; DuToit.
http://www.kimdutoit.com/2017/05/05/let-africa-sink/#more-1592

Anonymous said...

Hello Kitty! _revjen45

John ShootBetter said...

As the late, great Hognose used to say, you'd have to have a heart of stone not to laugh.

Badger said...

Well, it is a rather old saying typifying the native fatalism; got mine from one of Ruark's tales but no matter. Thanks for the link.
:)

Tamaqua said...

Unless of course, the white Boers running the reserve had ambushed the poachers and fed them to the lions so they didn’t have to answer awkward questions...

Aesop said...

NTTAWWT.

paul scott said...

I wouldn't be surprised if Tamaqua is on the mark. A massive and immediate drop in prosecution costs, and publicity you can't buy.