The killing came in South Africa, across the border from where Cecil was slaughtered
Authorities reported a group of five men hunting without licences was attacked by the big cat at a private game farm near the Kruger.
Matome Mahlale, 24,was killed along with two dogs, who were accompanying the group.
Local police spokesman Colonel Ronel Otto said: “Three men managed to climb into a tree and another managed to escape, but the deceased and two dogs were mauled to death.”
A local said: “There won’t be many people feeling sorry for him. This is seen as poetic justice for the death of Cecil.”
Cecil was a Southwest African lion who lived in the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, which borders South Africa where the killer lion attacked the hunter.
Cecil was wounded with an arrow by Walter Palmer, an American recreational big-game hunter, and approximately 40 hours later, killed with a rifle. He was 13 years old when he was shot dead.
The killing caused mass outrage across the globe.
Cecil the Lion pictured before he was hunted
Earlier this month it was revealed Mr Palmer will not be charged by Zimbabwean authorities over the killing.
The government said it would not prosecute the dentist as “all the papers were in order”.
Walter Palmer and his hunting friend pictured with Cecil
Zimbabwe authorities decided not to charge Palmer for the killing
A spokesman for charity LionAid blasted this decision, saying: “LionAid is disappointed but not at all surprised that Zimbabwe eventually decided to decline prosecution of Walter Palmer.
“After all, Walter Palmer was only one of many hundreds of trophy hunters before him who hunted at the thin edge of the law.
“If Zimbabwe had decided to prosecute Walter Palmer it would have established a procedure by which future Walter Palmers could be prosecuted.”
Taken from : http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/615091/Lion-turns-the-table-on-illegal-hunters-by-killing-man-looking-to-shoot-him?utm_source=traffic.outbrain&utm_medium=traffic.outbrain&utm_term=traffic.outbrain&utm_content=traffic.outbrain&utm_campaign=traffic.outbrain
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