Public warned of stray leopard in N West

2012-07-02 17:51

Johannesburg - Residents in the Groot Marico and Swartruggens area were warned on Monday to be on the lookout for a stray leopard, North West police said.

"Police would like the public to be cautious and if the leopard is spotted, please inform the local police or nature conservation authorities," Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said in a statement.

A police officer on his way to work saw the animal on the N4 around 05:40.

"It is believed it has escaped from a farm around the Sterkstroom area and we urge the community to be cautious.

"Do no attempt to catch the animal as it is dangerous and can kill," Ngubane warned.

  • jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-07-02 18:30

    The leopard will be spotted, that's what they look like. Sorry, had to bring that one in.

      gieljam.gomtor - 2012-07-02 18:47

      When he realizes how wild and dirty the so called human inhabited areas have become he will flee back to the farm.

      colin.prout.3 - 2012-07-03 07:35

      Yes and if the leopard is not spotted and is striped then it is not the same animal, maybe tiger............

  • strauss.steven - 2012-07-03 05:57

    is dit nie fantasties dat SA nog sulke goed soos stray leopards het nie??

  • ingi.raikes - 2012-07-03 07:52

    I'd warn the leopard rather, to beware of humans! He will be more afraid, or should be of what humans will do to him. With their guns at the ready, to prove their might, 'men' will hunt it down if the opportunity presents itself. Some humans are sick, especially the ones that end up wearing their skins! What's the matter with you, aren't you good enough in your owm?

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