Trophy hunter who targeted elephants and lions gets eaten by crocodiles

  

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Via:  jbb  •  2 months ago  •  13 comments

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Trophy hunter who targeted elephants and lions gets eaten by crocodiles
Trophy hunter who targeted elephants and lions gets eaten by crocodiles

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The Animal Club July 29, 2020

All animal lovers are opposed to trophy hunting. It can be hard to believe that there are people who enjoy killing at-risk animals like lions and rhinos.

This "sport" has pushed many species to the brink of extinction, but despite controversy and pushback from conservation groups this kind of hunting remains legal in many places.

But sometimes the animal kingdom has its own sense of justice… and one hunter came to a demise that could be described as "karma."

Scott Van Zyl was a prolific trophy hunter from South Africa. In addition to being a hunter himself, Van Zyl operated a "safari" company where he would take clients on big game hunts as well.

His targets included lions, cheetahs, giraffes and elephants.

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In 2017, Van Zyl headed out on one of his hunting trip in Zimbabwe… only this time, he didn't return.

According to the BBC, the hunter headed out with a pack of dogs and a local tracker. He went off on his own in search of crocodiles, and was believed to be missing when his tracker dogs returned without him.

They found his footprints and bag near the river bank. Local authorities investigated the crocodiles… and found human remains that a DNA test confirmed belonged to Van Zyl.

After the story broke, many people wrote that he had it coming: that it was karma for killing so many animals.

One Green Planet, while not celebrating the hunter's death, said the case is just more proof of why we shouldn't allow trophy hunting: it puts the hunters' lives at needless risk.

"Let's be honest, Zyl shouldn't have been hunting in the first place," they wrote. "We have to ask ourselves if the 'thrill of the hunt' is really worth risking your own life - while deliberately taking others."


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JBB
1  seeder  JBB    2 months ago

It's a croc eats man who deserves it karma world...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
2  Buzz of the Orient    2 months ago
"But sometimes the animal kingdom has its own sense of justice… and one hunter came to a demise that could be described as "karma.""

That says it all. 

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
2.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2    2 months ago

Remember last year when that ahole dentist killed a popular and protected lion who ended up being killed by an elephant.  Lions then ate the corpse.   Karma can be a bitch.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
2.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @2.1    2 months ago

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XDm9mm
2.1.2  XDm9mm  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.1.1    2 months ago

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Kavika
3  Kavika     2 months ago

Karma

 
 
 
devangelical
3.1  devangelical  replied to  Kavika @3    2 months ago

I hope he was fully conscious throughout the croc attack. too bad it wasn't caught on video.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
3.1.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  devangelical @3.1    2 months ago

I could be wrong, but I think crocs pull their prey down into the water and roll them over and over until they drown. Then I think they "bury" them and come back later to eat them

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
3.1.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.1.1    2 months ago
If they kill an animal so big they can't eat it all, they may hide the rest of it under water to keep other animals from eating it all. As they are slowly digesting the parts they already ate, the kill gets rotten, stinky and soft.
 
 
 
devangelical
3.1.3  devangelical  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.1.1    2 months ago

cool. he got tenderized and marinated

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
3.1.4  Trout Giggles  replied to  devangelical @3.1.3    2 months ago

Crocodiles know how to cook

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
4  Trout Giggles    2 months ago

I hope that croc doesn't get an upset tummy

 
 
 
charger 383
5  charger 383    2 months ago

Good for the crocodiles

 
 
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