24 Abril 2017 16:16
Things weren't looking too promising for Scott van Zyl when his dogs returned to camp without him. His belongings were found inside his vehicle, while his backpack was located near the banks of the Limpopo River. Rescue teams searched for the hunter with helicopters, trackers and divers. It is now believed that the South African hunter was probably eaten by a pair of Nile crocodiles.
Van Zyl vanished during a safari that he had organised himself in Zimbabwe. It is believed Mr van Zyl and his Zimbabwean trackers left their truck and walked in different directions into the bush. Van Zyl never came back.
Sakkie Louwrens, a member of one of the search teams, said that police suspected two Nile crocodiles might have eaten the hunter. 'We found what could possibly be human remains in them,' he told The Telegraph. Forensic experts are currently testing whether the remains belong to the South African.
The SS Pro Safaris website, owned by Mr van Zyl, states that the company 'has conducted numerous safaris' throughout Southern Africa. It goes on to offer the chance to kill 'elephants, buffalo, rhino, lions, leopards and antelope'. Could his death be karma? Who knows.
One thing we know for sure is that this is not the first case of people eaten by crocodiles in southern Zimbabwe. There have been several incidents in recent years, including a 13-year-old boy killed last year as he fished to pay for his school fees.
[Via The Independent]