A woman has been killed by a lion while having sex in the bush with her boyfriend.
Sharai Mawera, reports The Sun of London, was having sex with her boyfriend, who has not been named, when the big cat pounced on the woman in Kariba, near the Zambezi river in northern Zimbabwe.
Her fisherman boyfriend ran off naked while the lion mauled Sharai, a market worker. A friend told My Zimbabwe, a news website: “Unfortunately the woman was mauled to death by the lion, but her boyfriend managed to escape naked.”
The pal said Sharai and her fisherman boyfriend would meet at their favourite beauty spot in the wild.
He said: “The two were romping when the incident occurred. The lion came from behind and roared.
“The guy managed to escape before stopping at a distance where he witnessed his companion being attacked.”
Police officers and armed rangers from the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority rushed to the scene where they discovered Sharai’s mauled remains.
The source said: “Cops and officers attended the scene and fired a single shot before getting to the spot.
“The woman had already been killed. She had bloody bruises all over her body. Her neck and tummy had been mauled.”
Reports say rangers launched a hunt for the lion following the tragedy, amid concern the same animal may have killed a local man who disappeared at the weekend. The remains of the man were found on the outskirts of the town, which lies near the Zambezi river, reports The Sun.
Police believe the man, who has not been named, was eaten by a lion as he walked home from a nightclub.
Experts believe the fact Sharai was mauled rather than eaten suggests the same beast was responsible for both attacks – but was not overly hungry.