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09-24-2004, 11:05 AM
Man-eating lion meets his maker in Mozambique


September 22 2004

Maputo - A voracious lion said to have killed 14 people since the beginning of the year finally met his maker in a hail of bullets and arrows from police and villagers in northern Mozambique, state radio reported on Wednesday.

Two people were seriously injured on Tuesday in the hunt for the beast near the town of Mocimboa da Praia, about 3 000km north of the capital Maputo in the Cabo Delgado province, before the lion was finally killed by rifle fire.

"The operation was long and difficult because the animal resisted several arrow strikes and bullets and it even injured some people before it died, two of them seriously," said district administrator Henrique Nduda.

He told villagers in the two localities near the town where most of the attacks occurred to return home.

"The lion has killed 14 people in the area since the beginning of the year," Nduda said.

In August, reports alleged that escaping animals from neighbouring South Africa's Kruger National Park were sowing panic among locals in the south of the country after several people were attacked.

09-27-2004, 07:15 AM
Where is Colonel Jim Corbett when you need him?