"We ask all the guides and people on Holiday to please keep a look out for this snared lion seen 2 km south of Lower Sabie yesterday afternoon," the post read.
Snares, like the one that injured this lion, are a cruel method favored by poachers. They function in the same way as a slip knot, but one made of wire that tightens and sometimes cuts through skin as the animal tugs on it. The animals remain trapped until the hunter returns, and often injure or kill themselves as a result of trying to escape.
Perhaps fortunately, the line holding this lion in place broke free. He had been spotted on Sunday and Monday with the snare still tightly wrapped around his neck, the remainder of the leash trailing behind him.