Another caracal has been hit by motor vehicle in the Western Cape – but thankfully survived the ordeal.
WATCH | There are two types of people when encountering an alligator: Which one are you?
The Community Crime Prevention Facebook page on Thursday reported that on Wednesday afternoon multiple alerts where received notifying them that a caracal had been struck at the top of Suikerbossie near Llandudno.
The animal was still alive, but was injured and lying in the road.
The caracal was taken to Hout Bay Vet and then transferred to the Cape of Good Hope SPCA specialised wildlife unit.
MUST READ | Rats are trending! FIVE things to know about the Woolworths chicken-loving rodents
One of its legs was broken – among several other injuries sustained – but it is expected to make a full recovery as per the Urban Caracal Project.
Once it has healed it will be released back into the wild in the same area.
MOTORISTS URGED TO BE VIGILANT OF WILDLIFE
The latest incident comes on the back of the tragic death of Hermes, a well-known caracal that was frequently spotted in and around the City Bowl – as reported by the SAPeople website.
Hermes was hit by a motor vehicle on Philip Kgosana drive in the early hours of the morning.
Motorists are urged to be vigilant of wildlife when driving, especially at night and when it’s wet.
WARNING | Kruger National Park: Hyenas and lion feast on giraffe – PICTURES
The full statement from the Community Crime Prevention Facebook page read as follows:
Yesterday afternoon at 14:13 our control room received multiple Buzzer alerts informing us that a Caracal (wild cat) had been hit by a motor vehicle at the top of Suikerbossie near Llandudno and was still alive but was injured and lying in the road. Our responders together with Grant Spooner from Marine Scene and SAPS rushed off to the scene and transported it to Hout Bay Vet. It was subsequently transferred to the Cape of Good Hope SPCA specialised wildlife unit, who are better equipped to treat wild animals. Unfortunately one of its legs was broken quite badly amongst other injuries, it is however expected to make a full recovery as per Urban Caracal Project, Cape Town, South Africa! Once it has healed it will be released back into the same area!
This incident comes on the back of the renowned Hermes another Caracal who was frequently spotted in and around the City Bowl who was sadly killed last week when he too was knocked down by a motor vehicle on Philip Kgosana drive in the early hours of the morning. We urge motorists to PLEASE BE VIGILANT of wildlife when driving, especially at night and when it is raining!
REMEMBER THIS? | Skukuza Golf Club makes headlines as lions take down giraffe