Wild cat on the run near Pretoria

2014-12-01 09:48

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A serval has escaped from the Rietvlei Nature Reserve near Pretoria.

The animal was last spotted crossing the R21.

The founder of community watch group eBlockwatch, Andre Snyman, clarified that although the African wild cat could be mistaken for a baby cheetah, it was not as dangerous.

“It feeds on live birds and rats so it’s not that dangerous,” said Snyman.

He cautioned, however, for people not to approach the animal.

“It will bite you if you get too close but it will not eat a human being,” he said.

Anyone who spotted the animal was urged to contact eBlockwatch through its Facebook page so the group could assist in the capture and relocation of the animal.

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