They say that what goes around comes around. But for some, it would appear the karma system operates much quicker than others after a man, believed to be a poacher, was mauled to death by a pack of vengeful lions.
The man, who is yet to be identified, was found at the Ingwelala Private Nature Reserve in Hoedspruit, South Africa after the sound of his screams were heard by people nearby. Gunshots were fired in an attempt to deter the lions, but by that point, it was too late to save the man.
"A scream was heard and the lions were scattered by the sound of gunshots but it was too late to do anything for him," said a local worker, before rather morbidly adding: "He was eaten".
By the time people arrived at the scene, the man had already been mostly consumed by the lions. "The head was still there but the lions had eaten most of the rest," said a local worker who witnessed the aftermath.
It is unclear who the man was, and given the condition of his body, it shall be difficult for police to carry out an investigation. Initially, it was believed that he may have been a local tractor worker who worked at the game reserve, but when the man in question arrived at the scene it was evident that he wasn't the victim.