Poacher ‘met grisly end’ after being killed by an elephant and eaten by a pride of lions: report
Pride of lions in Kruger National Park South Africa, photo by Dayneferrera via Creative Commons

South Africa's Kruger National Park was reportedly the scene of a gruesome end for a suspected poacher.

"A poacher hunting rhinos in the Kruger National Park met a grisly end after being trampled to death by an elephant and then eaten by a pride of hungry lions," The Sun reported.

Authorities put out a press release explaining what happened after the man was killed by an elephant.

"Indications found at the scene suggested that a pride of lions had devoured the remains leaving only a human skull and a pair of pants," park rangers said in the statement.

Glenn Phillips, the managing executive of Kruger National Park, noted the lack of remains to return to the family.

“Entering Kruger National Park illegally and on foot is not wise, it holds many dangers and this incident is evidence of that," Phillips said. "It is very sad to see the daughters of the deceased mourning the loss of their father, and worse still, only being able to recover very little of his remains.”