Shark blamed as decapitated crocodile found on beach in South Africa

Did a shark decapitate this crocodile Reptile's head discovered on beach sparks fears over huge great white Gruesome scene captured in South Africa By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 11:57 GMT, 13 January 2013 | UPDATED: 18:59 GMT, 13 January 2013 A decapitated crocodile lies washed up on a South African beach, leaving locals speculating about the identity of the killer. The gruesome scene was photographed and videoed by Neale and Brigitte Cary-Smith and has quickly become an internet hit, with people wondering how the animal met its end

Record 588 rhinos killed by poachers in South Africa this year

Record 588 rhinos are killed by poachers in South Africa this year to 'fuel demand from wealthy Chinese,' say officials More rhinos have been killed in South Africa this year than at any time since the colonial period The government has announced plans to deploy troops to wildlife parksPoachers sell the animals' horns for use in traditional medicine | UPDATED: 19:22 GMT, 28 November 2012 The South African government has announced plans to deploy armed troops into its wildlife parks in a bid to protect the country’s rhinoceroses from poachers targeting the animals’ famous horns. The plans – which could see helicopter gunships patrol game parks’ skies and soldiers wearing night vision goggles on the ground – were announced as new figures show that more rhinos have been killed in South Africa this year than at any time since the colonial period.