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Hunter who killed wild buffalo is gored to death by another member of herd

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : May 31, 2018, 12:31 pm IST
Updated : May 31, 2018, 12:31 pm IST

The trophy hunter had gunned down a buffalo in South Africa when a second beast from the same herd gored him to death,

The giant beast tore the father-of-three's femoral artery with its horn and he died quickly at the scene of the attack. (Photo: Pixabay)
 The giant beast tore the father-of-three's femoral artery with its horn and he died quickly at the scene of the attack. (Photo: Pixabay)

A South African hunter who had shot a wild buffalo was himself killed by another member of the herd

The trophy hunter had gunned down a buffalo in South Africa when a second beast from the same herd gored him to death,

 

The 54-year-old Claude Kleynhans, was preparing to load his kill on to a truck when a large male charged at him from out of the bush.

The giant beast tore the father-of-three's femoral artery with its horn and he died quickly at the scene of the attack.

According to reports, the former cop ran a professional hunting operation in Limpopo province and was leading clients on a shoot when he was killed.

Amidst controversies regarding professional hunters, Kleynhans has been described as "one of the country’s finest ethical hunters'" who hunted for both conservation and trophy reasons.

However, at the wake of his death, a number of people tracked his Facebook page down and bombarded it with hate messages with many suggesting his death was karma.

 

One Sammy Davies took to Facebook and wrote on his wall, “Now that’s karma for ya, love it when poachers get killed by the animals they’re hunting … may you rest in HELL.”

Another user, Sharon Ka wrote, “So glad this poetic justice was made. BRAVO! One serial killer less in this world.”

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