Four bucks found dead in six days

2017-07-06 06:01

FOUR bucks suffered a horrible death in just six days in Paradise Beach, Jeffreys Bay.

On June 20, a bushbuck ewe that was shot with a pellet gun, was taken to Oribi Veterinary Hospital for treatment by the SPCA in Humansdorp after they had been approached by the Paradise Watch for assistance.

The bullet, that was lodged in her shoulder joint, was removed, but she did not survive the ordeal.

The following day a gravit duiker ewe was put down after she lost both her front legs when a speeding motorist hit her.

Another bushbuck ewe was found dead on June 25. The reason for her death is unclear. There was, however, a clear mark on her neck that indicated that at some point in her life she had been caught in a snare.

A young grysbuck ram died on June 26 af-ter it was knocked over by a car.

“Paradise Watch is making an earnest plea that residents be aware of wild animals on the roads and drive slowly at all times,” says Paradise Watch Chairman Riaan Kolesky.

“Any suspicious-looking people with guns or hunting dogs, and those putting out poison or setting traps must be reported immediately.”

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