A woman has reportedly been killed by a lion as she made love to her boyfriend in the African bush.
Market worker Sharai Mawere and fisherman Daniel Muzarabani were having sex in a secluded spot close to a primary school in Kariba when the big cat struck.
Mawere, who also went by the name Mai Desire, was killed in the attack, while Muzarabani was able to flee – naked but for a condom, My Zimbabwe reported.
The couple were attacked by a lion in Kariba, north of Zimbabwe (file picture)
A source told the online newspaper: “Unfortunately the woman was mauled to death… The two were having their quality time at a bushy spot near Mahombekombe Primary School.”
Rangers have launched a hunt for the lion, which is suspected of killing another local man who disappeared over the weekend, The Sun reported.
The man is believed to have been eaten as he walked home from a nightclub.
Meanwhile a spokesman for Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management confirmed one of the rangers had accidentally been shot in the thigh as they tracked the lions.
In 2002 the BBC reported a similar incident in which a man and a woman were attacked by a lion in Tanzania as they had sex in a forest.
It quotes Tanzanian Daily News which claims the woman was killed but the man escaped unharmed.
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