Trophy hunter eaten by crocodiles, DNA tests confirm

DNA tests on the bodies of two crocodiles have confirmed the remains found inside the reptiles are of a South African hunter who
had gone missing in Zimbabwe, a conservation group involved in the search has tweeted.


Scott van Zyl, a father of two, whose company organises hunting trips for foreign clients, is believed to have been eaten by crocodiles on the banks of the Limpopo River, after heading off on a hunting expedition with a pack of dogs and a local guide.

His footprints were found leading to the river bank and his backpack was recovered nearby.

The Heritage Protection Group tweeted, in Afrikaans, that it had confirmed the positive results of the DNA test with Van Zyl’s wife

2 Responses to Trophy hunter eaten by crocodiles, DNA tests confirm

  1. Mukaranga April 21, 2017 at 12:11 pm #

    akakaura. how I wish LIONS could eat the dentists who hunt them. Honestly, how can someone go on an expedition to kill animals with no intention of eating them?

  2. dehe April 21, 2017 at 4:41 pm #

    the hunter and the hunted .

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