There is an old saying that you have probably heard, “What comes around goes around.” It seems as if this saying hits us at the most inconvenient time and it teaches us a life lesson we won’t soon forget. Then again, if somebody else experiences the truthfulness of the saying, we are often happy to see it “come around.” That is certainly the case with this South African hunter who just got a taste of his own medicine in a way that has the Internet smiling.
Claude Kleynhans was a hunter from South Africa and he was just finishing up a hunt, where he killed a buffalo. As he was loading the carcass onto the vehicle, he got a little taste of his own medicine when another buffalo snuck in and charged him. As it turns out, he was killed as a result of that charge because he was gored in the groin. Many people are saying it is a little bit of karma, and I would have to agree.
This trophy Hunter was killing wildlife for more than 30 years in South Africa. Now one of the animals that he hunted on a regular basis has killed him.
It happened on May 22, when Claude Kleynhan, a 54-year-old Hunter killed an African buffalo in the northern Limpopo Province in South Africa. When they were loading it onto the vehicle, however, another buffalo from the same herd charged in toward him with its horn. During the attack, his femoral artery was severed, killing him quickly.
His sister-in-law made the following statement: “They were working on the bushes to open the animal and did not see the other buffalo. The buffalo struck him and pronged him with its horn in his groin. He loved what he did and he died doing what he loved.”
Kleynhans had been hunting big game throughout South Africa in Zambia, Botswana and other, nearby countries. He has also been leading various hunting trips and p, otography tours since 1987. His company, Guwela Safaris is located in Hoedspruit. His guests were able to enjoy some time in the field, fine cuisine and excellent accommodations.
There were a number of different animals available for hunting purposes during the trips that he offered. It included animals such as the giraffe, which was available for $2850 and zebras, which would cost the hunter $1500. Other animals were also available, including elephants, lions and crocodiles. His hunts guaranteed 100% success.
This is a promotional video from his Safari company:
The African buffalo, also known as the Cape Buffalo can weigh as much as 1300 pounds. They’re also very territorial animal and can be aggressive when protecting their herd mates. At times, they may come together to fight off a lion and they may even kill a human who gets too close. Some people think that they have killed more hunters than any other animal in Africa.
When this surprise attack occurred, Kleynhans didn’t have any hope. He is considered by many to be an ethical hunter and is survived by three children and a widow.
Although he was considered to be an ethical Hunter, he was not looked upon favorably by those on social media. Some even claimed that he was a poacher and ultimately got what he deserved. Although this case is not one of poaching, there certainly is a lot of controversy surrounding these types of hunts and as long as they are posted on social media, you will hear a lot of opinions.