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SA trophy hunter was eaten by Zimbabwean crocodiles, DNA tests confirm

by BBC
20 Apr 2017 at 16:55hrs | Views


DNA tests on the bodies of two crocodiles have confirmed that 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 thought to have been eaten by crocodiles on the bank of the Limpopo River, after heading off on a hunting expedition with a pack of dogs and a local guide.

His footprints were later 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 Mr Van Zyl's wife:



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