- Claude Kleynhans, 54, had femoral artery torn in a buffalo attack last week
- Proessional hunter had been loading carcass of another buffalo on a jeep
- Father-of-three died at the scene in Limpopo province, north east South Africa
A South African hunter who had shot a wild buffalo was himself killed by another member of the heard, local news reports
Claude Kleynhans, 54, was attacked by a large male buffalo as he was loading a carcass onto vehicle in Limpopo province, north east South Africa.
The buffalo tore the father-of-three’s femoral artery and he died at the scene, Citizen.co.za reports.
Killed: Professional hunter Claude Kleynhans, 54, was attacked by a large male buffalo as he was loading the carcass of another buffalo onto vehicle in Limpopo province, South Africa
Mr Kleynhans, who ran a hunting safari company in nearby Tzanen, had been out on a guided hunting trip with clients when he died last Tuesday.
Another South African news website hailed Mr Kleynhans, a former police officer, as ‘one of the country’s finest ethical hunters’ with an interest in hunting for conservation as well as trophy.
In the wake of his death, a number of people have sought out Mr Kleynhans’ public Facebook and posted offensive messages.
Hunted down: Mr Kleynhans was attacked by a large buffalo which tore his femoral artery
The 54-year-old father-of-three ran a hunting safari company in Tzanen, Limpopo province
One woman named Pamela Tomaro D’Angio wrote: ‘I love when Poachers get killed by the animals it makes me extremely happy!!
‘Hope you don’t RIP you f***ing sucker. You killed plenty of animals and now it was your turn you useless sick minded coward. Rot in hell.’
One man named Pedro Resendes wrote ‘Karma is a B****!!!!, while Matt Skee added: ‘I hope his loser family reads these… Claude deserved everything he got….’
Mr Kleynhans, described as a passionate Christian, leaves behind two daughters and a son.