A romantic encounter in the Zimbabwean bush turned deadly this week when a lion attacked and killed a Kariba woman during a couple’s sex romp.
The vicious beast pounced and mauled Sharai Mawera to death, My Zimbabwe reported. The unnamed boyfriend fled naked, the news outlet reported. “The lion came from behind and roared,” a source told the news outlet. “The guy managed to escape before stopping at a (distance) where he witnessed his companion being attacked. He later rushed to the road seeking help.”
Passersby in the lakeshore town near the border with Zambia ignored the naked man’s pleas for help fearing he was mentally ill. Finally taken seriously, wildlife officials responded and fired a single shot to scare off the beast, but the woman was already dead.
“Unfortunately the woman, who was also known as Mai Desire, was mauled to death by the lion but her boyfriend managed to escape naked and he was only wearing a condom,” a source told My Zimbabwe. “The two were having their quality time near Mahombekombec Primary School.”
An arm and a few remnants of a second corpse were later found by rangers hunting for the lions.
It is unclear if the offending lion was killed but the newspaper reports seven lions have been seen recently in the Kariba area and appear to be responsible for a total of three deaths this week.
The news outlet reports residents are living in fear as the lions continue to roam Kariba, a tourist area known for nearby safari trips and lake recreation.
h/t Daily News