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wawaweewow

  1 month ago

Warning issued as cheetah escapes from Rietvlei Nature Reserve

The city of Tshwane said it was still unclear how a cheetah escaped from the Rietvlei Nature Reserve.

A cheetah has escaped from the Rietvlei Nature Reserve, apparently using a hole that smaller animals had dug under a fence. 

The City of Tshwane said an Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) team was in the process of trying to capture the cheetah, which escaped on Tuesday.

The city warned visitors to the nature reserve and residents in the surrounding areas to be vigilant and on the lookout for the animal.

City spokesperson Selby Bokaba said it was not clear how the animal escaped, but it was believed that it may have used a hole under the fence dug by smaller animals. 

“The fence is also electrified and cheetahs in the past never managed to exit the nature reserve. The perimeter is patrolled daily and repairs are done regularly to prevent incidents like this,” he said.

The cheetah was introduced by the EWT as part of its conservation project to enhance cheetah numbers countrywide.Bokaba said after the first sighting of the cheetah outside the reserve, it was reported to the reserve's management by an adjacent landowner.

“The management immediately launched an action to confirm the escape. Tracks and the animal sighting were confirmed on Tuesday this week. The cheetah has a neck collar that sends signals for tracing purposes,” he said.

Bokaba said nearby landowners had been notified and asked to report sightings to the nature reserve management and said a veterinarian was also on standby to tranquillise the animal.

He said visitors and members of the public could report any sighting of the cheetah by calling 082-322-5639. (Source: TimesLive)

And so.... the list of runaway animals continues..
On the list so far:
Hippo in Fourways
Crocodiles in Western Cape
Baboon in Johannesburg
And now..
Cheetah in Tshwane

I wonder what animals planning their escape next lol.

What would you do if you see a cheetah just roaming around?
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NatsMelLew

  1 month ago
Absolutely. I'm with you. The me being me is just putting light on a situation... moving on, where would you hide, so I know where to go! Reply
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NatsMelLew

  1 month ago
Ohrr, you posted it as wellll.. so exactly what you're saying, I agree with. 'Run'... that's just me being me. Reply
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j3042239f30

  1 month ago
I will run away and quickly call management of wildlife Reply
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TK101

  1 month ago
Combat it Reply
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K2931627f29

  1 month ago
Fight it Reply
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N2410601e24

  1 month ago
Definitely run to cover myself. Reply
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NatsMelLew

  1 month ago
Run Reply
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U3809503i38

  1 month ago
Find safety and call for wildlife personnel Reply
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magdelinem

  1 month ago
I would either freeze or run even though I know that I cannot outrun it.
But am wondering why have they not captured it already because it has a tracking collar which can take them minutes not days for them to track it.
I think this people don't care about the lives they are endangering out there.
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f8078508u

  1 month ago
The cheetah has a tracking collar, why can they not trace the animal? Since Tuesday?? Pray the cheetah does not venture onto a highway and get injured or killed. Reply
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