A trophy hunter was killed just as he was aiming his gun at a lion in a South African game preserve, in what authorities believe is merely a tragic accident, The Sun is reporting.
Pero Jelenic, a 75-year-old hunter from Croatia, was on a private game reserve in South Africa last week when he met his end. He’d spent his retirement collecting big-game trophies, filling the walls of his home with mounted boar heads, bear heads, and trophies of other European fauna. Having already hunted “everything that could be hunted in Europe,” according to his friend, Slavko Pernar, Jelenic had turned his sights towards Africa.
And so it was that Jelenic found himself at Leeubosch Lodge, a remote, private farm near the border with Botswana. There, Jelenic had enjoyed a successful hunt, having already killed a lion and tracked another one. And just as he was setting his sights on his second …