Animal Kills Namibian Poacher in Self-Defense

   06.20.12

Police in the south African nation of Namibia are wrapping up their investigation of the death of a poacher at the horn of the animal he was trying to kill. The incident occurred at Mururani village, which is about 81 miles (130 km) south of Rundu in the northern part of the country on Saturday.

Johannes Wihinda, 44, died when a kudu’s horn penetrated the left side of his chest, according to Willie Bampton, a regional police official.

Wihinda had trapped the kudu with a wire-trap and was trying to finish the job with an axe when the kudu managed to pierce Wihinda’s chest with its horn. Wihinda died on the spot. His next of kin has already been notified.

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