Trackers hopeful of capturing five roaming lions on the run
TRACKING experts are hopeful of finding five lions that have been roaming around Fochville on Johannesburg’s West Rand for weeks.
A male lion was reported to have been roaming around the area for weeks‚ but earlier this week it was confirmed that five lions had been spotted.
Captured in Africa Foundation’s Drew Abrahamson‚ who had been alerted about the lion by the Green Scorpions last month‚ said the trackers were reconsidering their plans.
“We came across multiple tracks‚ especially around waterholes‚ which made the search more difficult.
The tracks were crossing over each other so it was not initially possible to say 100% for sure that what we were looking at was a lion’s tracks‚” she said.
Abrahamson said they were planning on putting out some bait and traps this weekend in an attempt to capture the lions.
Abrahamson said they believed the lions had escaped from a private owner who didn’t necessarily have the right permits. — Jan Bornman