A lion killed a woman while she was having sex in the bush with her boyfriend, reports have emerged. He managed to escape wearing nothing but a condom.
The woman, identified as Sharai Mawera, was mauled to death in the attack in Mahombekombe, Kariba in Zimbabwe. She was severely injured in her neck and stomach.
Her boyfriend, a fisherman who was not identified, heard the lion roar, MyZimbabwe reported. They had been having sex in a sideways position and he managed to escape wearing nothing but a condom.
He turned back to see Mawera being mauled and rushed to a nearby road for help.
Motorists refused to stop, however. As he was naked, it is presumed that many thought he was suffering from mental health problems.
A source said: "Later on people heard his plea and accompanied him to the police station, where he reported the matter.
Killer lion on the loose
"Cops and officers from Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority attended the scene and fired at the animal.
"The woman had already been killed. She had bloody bruises all over her body. Her neck and tummy had been mauled."
A man in the same suburb of Kariba was mauled to death a week ago, police said. They believed he was attacked on his way home from a nightclub and said it could have been the same lion that killed Mawera.
Locals are living in fear of further attacks, the news site added.
While big cat attacks in Zimbabwe are fairly rare, another took place near the Zambesi River in 2010, when a man was killed by a pride of lions while he was bathing.
Tourist Pete Evershed was using an outside shower when four or five lions attacked.
Eight villagers were killed over the space of two months and the attacks only stopped when a pride of lions was killed.