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Lion poacher eaten by lions in South Africa

Lion poacher eaten by lions in South Africa

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Feb. 13 (UPI) -- A pride of lions attacked and ate a suspected lion poacher in South Africa, police said Monday.The mostly-eaten body of the man was found in the Ingwelala Private Nature Reserve over the weekend. The identity of the man has not been determined, but police found a hunting rifle near his remains, leading them to believe he was a poacher."We are still trying all other means, including the Home Affairs Department, to get his history, which may lead us to his residential place," said Police Lieutenant-Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe, according to Sowetan Live.He added: "The process of identifying the deceased has already commenced and it might be made possible by the fact that his head is amongst the remains that were found at the scene."According to the BBC, lion body parts body parts ...
Lions reportedly devour suspected poacher in South Africa

Lions reportedly devour suspected poacher in South Africa

World
South African police are trying to identify a suspected poacher who was reportedly killed and partially devoured by lions in a private game reserve near the Kruger National Park. The man’s mauled remains, including his head, were reportedly found today alongside a hunting rifle and ammunition. "The process of identifying the deceased has already commenced and it might be made possible by the fact that his head is amongst the remains that were found at the scene,” South African Police Service spokesman Lt. Col. Moatshe Ngoepe told the country’s News24. 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." Ngoepe told Agence France-Presse news agency: “It seems the victim
Brad Kaaya: Indianapolis Colts sign former Miami Hurricanes QB off Detroit Lions practice squad

Brad Kaaya: Indianapolis Colts sign former Miami Hurricanes QB off Detroit Lions practice squad

Sports
Dec. 27 (UPI) -- The Indianapolis Colts have signed quarterback Brad Kaaya to the 53-man active roster.Indianapolis also signed defensive tackle Johnathan Calvin to the practice squad and placed cornerback Rashaan Melvin on injured reserve.The Colts announced the moves on Wednesday.Kaaya, 22, was a sixth round pick by the Detroit Lions in the 2017 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-4, 325-pound quarterback participated in the Lions' 2017 offseason program and training camp but was waived on Sept. 2. The Carolina Panthers claimed Kaaya off waivers the next day. He spent the last nine weeks on the Lions' practice squad and spent the first six weeks of the season on the Panthers' active roster. Kaaya was on the Lions' active roster in Week 7. He has never appeared in a regular season game.The former Miami...
Despite deforestation, Mozambique reserve can support thousands of elephants and lions

Despite deforestation, Mozambique reserve can support thousands of elephants and lions

Science
Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Niassa National Reserve, Mozambique's largest protected area, has proved resilient to forest losses. The reserve is big and healthy enough to support tens of thousands of elephants and 1,000 lions, according to a new study published this week in the journal Parks.The preserve hosts tremendous biodiversity, but is one of the least studied regions of wilderness in Africa. In addition to wildlife, the 41 square miles are also home about 40,000 humans. The local population put pressure on natural resources in the preserve.As part of the new study, scientists used high-resolution satellite images to measure change sin land-use and tree cover in the preserve.Between 2001 and 20014, scientists measured deforestation accounting for just 1 percent of all forest. Though substantial,...
England 0-0 Brazil: Three Lions hold out Neymar and company

England 0-0 Brazil: Three Lions hold out Neymar and company

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England stifled superior opponents for the second time in under a week as Brazil followed Germany in settling for a Wembley stalemate.Gareth Southgate's long-term mission is to win hearts and minds, if not World Cups, with his fresh-faced Three Lions.And if two 0-0 draws in five days represents a slow start then it might easily have been worse given the calibre of the opposition.Brazil arrived at full strength and with a formidable run of form behind them. But while they dominated possession, their vaunted front three of Neymar, Philippe Coutinho and Gabriel Jesus laboured without reward.Liverpool's Dominic Solanke had a late chance to end England's 2017 calendar with a stunning debut winner, and it was also a night on which the likes of Joe Hart, Joe Gomez and Kyle Walker earned plenty of...