PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Annette Snyman
 
Comments: 1
Article views: 220
 
 
Latest Badges:

 
View all Annette Snyman's badges.
 

Our missing adorable red-faced mousebird

07 January 2014, 11:35

During our vacation at KENTON-ON-SEA (near Port Alfred, Eastern Cape) our adorable, tame red-faced mousebird went missing on the 28th December 2013.  She’s been with us for almost 6 years, since she fell out of the nest as a baby.  She’s free to fly around with her own kind when and wherever she pleases, at home or elsewhere.  She bonded and imprinted on us and she’s like a child to us and so loveable and loves our attention and contact.  In Pretoria, where we stay, she knows the area very well as she’s free, but she always return home to us.  She got lost previously but we always got her back as she goes to people after awhile and has a ring around her paw with my husband’s cell number.

We think the reason she got lost is because she doesn’t know the area and met up with her own kind.  It could also be that breeding instinct kicked in.  Whatever the reason, some or other time she will definitely go to people which could possibly be far away as they travel quite long distances as a flock and which she’s used to.  The day she flew was quite windy and that could also have disorientated her.

We plead with anybody/anyone who might have seen her or heard about a mousebird going to people in the area or surrounding area to please contact us urgently.  We miss her terribly and we know she will be looking and searching for us.  She’s especially bonded with my husband and would recognize his voice over the phone as she’s very intelligent. Attached also find a photo and her name is Tswierkies.

Thank you so much!

You can either contact me or my husband, Pat at 083 499 2077.

Annette Snyman

083 438 1450

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Gideon Groenewald
The Public Protector is right - o...

Do you think the loss in value and ultimately the destruction of the Zim Dollar was in the best interest of the people of Zimbabwe?  Read more...

0 comments 594 views
Submitted by
Steve Thornes
Secret ballot judgement restores ...

How exhilarating to see such a balanced and wise judgement which finally restores hope in the way our country could be governed. Read more...

0 comments 96 views
Submitted by
Mikael Mwomeleli
Crime in South Africa

I believe it is time for us citizens to take more action to protect our lives as the authorities seem to be not doing enough. Read more...

0 comments 139 views
Submitted by
Lew Skannen
Let's close Absa?

Absa currently employs around 60,000 people, the majority of which are black people. Why would the ANC and their affiliates want this bank to be closed down or forced out of South Africa? Read more...

0 comments 7367 views
Submitted by
Sanele Sano Ngcobo
Why I wanted to win the Wooden Mi...

Even though I was initially irritated by the decision of the producers not to show the part that I thought would have changed lives of many South Africans, I made peace with it.  Read more...

0 comments 61 views
Submitted by
Sipho James Xesha
Coligny-enroute

As a consistent proponent of what seems to be the “middle road” with regards to how the matter of racism should be handled, you have the capability and capacity to create a model that will get us out of this impasse. Read more...

0 comments 74 views
 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2017 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.