Rhino Charges and Injures Suspected Poacher in Namibia

A great one-horned rhino eats water plants from a river in the Janakauli community forest bordering Chitwan National Park, Nepal, Aug. 1, 2010. (Associated Press)
A great one-horned rhino eats water plants from a river in the Janakauli community forest bordering Chitwan National Park, Nepal, Aug. 1, 2010.
(Associated Press)

Animal poaching – when creatures are killed illegally – is a big problem in many parts of the world.

But last week, in the southwest African nation of Namibia, one rhino fought back.

The Namibian newspaper reported that the rhino “appeared from nowhere” to turn the tables on a suspected poacher — charging and injuring the man while he was allegedly tracking it.

The incident happened in Etosha National Park after suspect Luteni Muharukua and other alleged poachers illegally entered the wildlife area in hopes of killing rhinos for their horns.

Police Officer Simson Shilongo said the rhino inflicted a severe leg injury on Muharukua after he fell while fleeing, the newspaper reported.

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SOURCE: Fox News