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Sun Jan 6, 2019, 03:38 AM

Trophy hunter who killed endangered elephants and lions 'eaten by crocodiles'

Scott van Zyl disappeared last week after he went on a hunting safari in Zimbabwe. Accompanied by a pack of dogs and a Zimbabwean tracker, the professional hunter who organises trips for foreign clients is thought to have been eaten by crocodiles on the bank of the Limpopo River.

It is believed Mr van Zyl and his tracker left their truck and walked in different directions into the bush. The dogs later returned to the camp without Mr van Zyl, whose belongings were found inside the vehicle. Rescue teams were sent to search for the hunter and helicopters, trackers and divers all scoured the region.

His tracks were later spotted leading to the banks of the river and his backpack was located nearby. Sakkie Louwrens, a member of one of the search teams, said police suspected two Nile crocodiles may have eaten Mr Van Zyl.

“We found what could possibly be human remains in them,” he told The Telegraph. Forensic experts are currently testing whether the remains belong to Mr van Zyl.

The SS Pro Safaris website, owned by Mr van Zyl, states the company "has conducted numerous safaris" throughout Southern Africa. These include "elephants in Botswana to the smallest blue duiker in KwaZulu Natal".



http://www.whitewolfpack.com/2017/12/trophy-hunter-who-kills-endangered.html

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Reply Trophy hunter who killed endangered elephants and lions 'eaten by crocodiles' (Original post)
RandySF Jan 2019 OP
Pachamama Jan 2019 #1
lunatica Jan 2019 #2
calimary Jan 2019 #13
arthritisR_US Jan 2019 #16
jberryhill Jan 2019 #3
Raine Jan 2019 #4
Blue_true Jan 2019 #66
smirkymonkey Jan 2019 #5
trueblue2007 Jan 2019 #12
Leghorn21 Jan 2019 #52
trueblue2007 Jan 2019 #63
Maru Kitteh Jan 2019 #6
BlueStater Jan 2019 #7
SunSeeker Jan 2019 #9
DRoseDARs Jan 2019 #11
Judi Lynn Jan 2019 #20
Crunchy Frog Jan 2019 #51
DRoseDARs Jan 2019 #10
arthritisR_US Jan 2019 #17
ooky Jan 2019 #37
DRoseDARs Jan 2019 #8
Icanthinkformyself Jan 2019 #14
catbyte Jan 2019 #15
Raine Jan 2019 #18
Judi Lynn Jan 2019 #21
pdsimdars Jan 2019 #19
2naSalit Jan 2019 #22
Blue_true Jan 2019 #67
Doodley Jan 2019 #23
Joe941 Jan 2019 #26
Clash City Rocker Jan 2019 #28
Joe941 Jan 2019 #31
John Fante Jan 2019 #58
Joe941 Jan 2019 #65
malaise Jan 2019 #24
scarytomcat Jan 2019 #25
Buns_of_Fire Jan 2019 #44
hlthe2b Jan 2019 #27
flotsam Jan 2019 #29
Throck Jan 2019 #30
Vinca Jan 2019 #32
Polly Hennessey Jan 2019 #33
Flaleftist Jan 2019 #34
dalton99a Jan 2019 #35
MiniMe Jan 2019 #36
ooky Jan 2019 #41
MiniMe Jan 2019 #42
johnp3907 Jan 2019 #56
bluestarone Jan 2019 #38
NCjack Jan 2019 #39
Takket Jan 2019 #40
ooky Jan 2019 #43
struggle4progress Jan 2019 #45
harumph Jan 2019 #46
SMC22307 Jan 2019 #47
Hekate Jan 2019 #48
Crunchy Frog Jan 2019 #49
MineralMan Jan 2019 #50
democratisphere Jan 2019 #53
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2019 #54
GoCubsGo Jan 2019 #55
johnp3907 Jan 2019 #57
johnp3907 Jan 2019 #59
lilactime Jan 2019 #60
dameatball Jan 2019 #61
Ferrets are Cool Jan 2019 #62
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Initech Jan 2019 #68

Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 03:39 AM

1. Karma

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 03:42 AM

2. The definition of karma:

What goes around come around.

Apt description.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 05:04 AM

13. Indeed.

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 05:25 AM

16. Nailed it.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 03:48 AM

3. His purpose in life was apparently to provide a meal for reptiles

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 03:53 AM

4. Very fitting

end.

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Response to Raine (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 09:12 PM

66. A predator meets an apex predator. nt

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 04:01 AM

5. Oh well, so sad.

Karma's a bitch.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 04:42 AM

12. I COULD NOT BE HAPPIER OVER THE "FITTING TURN OF EVENTS" .... serves him right

was it that evil dentist who murdered Cecil The Lion .... i hope it was. that man is pure evil.

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Response to trueblue2007 (Reply #12)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 07:30 PM

52. No, unfortunately- that was a dentist named Walter Palmer

So this is a different loser

But hey, tick tock, Walter

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #52)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 08:27 PM

63. wlter needs to be eatenn by some crocks or alligators.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 04:13 AM

6. Good.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 04:28 AM

7. I hope the crocodiles didn't get indigestion from eating garbage. n/t

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Response to BlueStater (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 04:38 AM

9. Sadly, it appears the crocs were caught and killed to search their stomachs for the idiot.

I'm guessing the testing will show the human remains found in their bellies are his.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 04:39 AM

11. Well isn't that lovely? Killed for trying to enjoy a meal. nt

 

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 06:53 AM

20. They should have kept their pudgy hands OFF the crocs. N/t

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 07:23 PM

51. Should have just captured them and waited till they shit him out.

And then released them. Pity that two more innocent creatures had to die for that POS.

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Response to BlueStater (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 04:38 AM

10. I hope they do. Fitting he'd come back out as diarrhea. nt

 

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Response to BlueStater (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 05:26 AM

17. 😂😂😂😂😂😘😂😂😂

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Response to BlueStater (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 11:31 AM

37. I suspect they are quite satisfied

happy, smiling, crocodiles.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 04:37 AM

8. womp-womp nt

 

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 05:07 AM

14. I will cry

no tears, for they would be of the crocodile type. Yes, Virginia, there is a Karma, and she can get pissed.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 05:17 AM

15. ...

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Response to catbyte (Reply #15)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 06:10 AM

18. I really like that quote

a good thing to keep in mind..

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Response to catbyte (Reply #15)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 06:55 AM

21. Wow! So good! Thanks. N/t

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 06:45 AM

19. Ah, a sign that natural justice is on the rise.

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Response to pdsimdars (Reply #19)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 06:58 AM

22. +1!

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Response to pdsimdars (Reply #19)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 09:16 PM

67. And you are right. As we eliminate their habitat, predators and very poisonous snakes take

up living near and among humans.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 07:40 AM

23. Do I see hypocrisy by some who have little concern over the treatment of livestock?

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Response to Doodley (Reply #23)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 08:50 AM

26. Everyone who is expressing happiness better be vegitarians.

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Response to Joe941 (Reply #26)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 08:58 AM

28. Maybe they just don't like to see endangered animals killed

You don’t have to be a vegetarian to feel that way.

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Reply #28)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 09:23 AM

31. The amount of suffering is not dependant on endangerment status.

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Response to Joe941 (Reply #31)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 07:48 PM

58. Comparing endangered species to livestock that wouldn't exist without humans? No sale.

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Response to John Fante (Reply #58)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 08:58 PM

65. Sounds like you are trying to justify a meet eating lifestyle to me.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 07:47 AM

24. Perfect

Hope it was terrifying

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 08:44 AM

25. justice

munch munch

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Response to scarytomcat (Reply #25)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 11:48 AM

44. Or, in this case, chomp. Chomp, chomp.



(Everything in life has a soundtrack, if you listen hard enough.)

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 08:55 AM

27. Usually I feel a pang of guilt expressing my satisfaction with a karmic conclusion such as this...

but, no... just not feeling it. Karma appropriately delivered.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 08:59 AM

29. Ummm-April 2017

This news is as long in the tooth as the crocodile....

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-39658126

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 09:08 AM

30. Gators said he tasted like chicken.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 09:25 AM

32. Darn - I thought Junior might have been on vacation.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 11:13 AM

33. Farewell, Mr. van Zyl.

A more appropriate ending than even I could have desired. My day just became happier. 😋

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 11:18 AM

34. Nature can be a beautiful thing. nt

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 11:18 AM

35. Delicious.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 11:28 AM

36. BBC link for those of you who are skeptical without a verifiable link

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Response to MiniMe (Reply #36)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 11:35 AM

41. Why the hell are they shooting the crocodiles?

They were just being crocodiles.

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Response to ooky (Reply #41)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 11:38 AM

42. I agree

There was a reason why alligator purses and shoes went out of style last century. I'm glad this jerk is dead, but I didn't trust the original source, so I went looking for another source.

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Response to MiniMe (Reply #36)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 07:47 PM

56. Yeah, the blog post is dated "Monday."

BBC story is dated “April 20 2017.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 11:31 AM

38. Hmm, sounds like a good place for RUMP JR. to hunt!!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 11:32 AM

39. Gulp

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 11:33 AM

40. thanks for sharing the good news :)

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Response to Takket (Reply #40)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 11:39 AM

43. Glad to hear the dogs returned to camp.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 12:41 PM

45. I Saw A Jolly Hunter (Charles Causley)

I saw a jolly hunter
With a jolly gun
Walking in the country
In the jolly sun.

In the jolly meadow
Sat a jolly hare.
Saw the jolly hunter.
Took jolly care.

Hunter jolly eager-
Sight of jolly prey.
Forgot gun pointing
Wrong jolly way.

Jolly hunter jolly head
Over heels gone.
Jolly old safety catch
Not jolly on.

Bang went the jolly gun.
Hunter jolly dead.
Jolly hare got clean away.
Jolly good, I said.

https://www.inspirationalstories.com/poems/i-saw-a-jolly-hunter-charles-causley-poems/

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 12:48 PM

46. shit happens.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 06:52 PM

47. Ah, good news for a change.

Well, done crocs... hope he was tasty.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 07:07 PM

48. Dang. They killed two crocs to check for human remains? That part is kinda sad.

OTT, karma is a raging bitch.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 07:18 PM

49. Bon appetit!

Finally a bit of happy news.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 07:22 PM

50. Karmatic Justice at Work.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 07:31 PM

53. ME LOVE JUNGLE JUSTICE!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 07:36 PM

54. It's not nice to fool with Mother Nature.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 07:38 PM

55. This is the third or fourth such incident in the past six months or so.

The wildlife has had enough, it seems.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #55)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 07:47 PM

57. April 2017.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 07:49 PM

59. This story is nearly 2 years old.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 07:49 PM

60. Bon appetit!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 07:51 PM

61. We may be misunderstanding these large reptiles.

The school of thought has always been that they dragged their prey underwater and dismembered them and left the remains to atrophy and be easier to digest. What if they are just putting trophies on the wall.? Cue Twilight Zone music!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 08:20 PM

62. One can certainly hope this is true.

Although he deserved a slower, more lingering death, this is appropriate. It is disturbing, however, that crocodiles were killed just to investigate his death.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 08:56 PM

64. Karma... In February 2018, a pride of lions killed and ate a man suspected of being a poacher nea


Karma...

In February 2018, a pride of lions killed and ate a man suspected of being a poacher near Kruger National Park in South Africa.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/lions-kill-poacher-south-africa/

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 09:41 PM

68. Mother Nature's Revenge!

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