Lion on the loose - again
Last year, a South African lion earned the nickname ‘Spook’ - ‘Ghost’ in Afrikaans - after it escaped from a national park and eluded searchers for more than three weeks. Now Spook has broken out again. A helicopter yesterday searched for the lion, which was fitted with a satellite tracking collar after last year’s escape from Karoo National Park and should be easier to trace this time, park spokeswoman Fayroush Ludick said. The lion, which escaped overnight on Sunday, has become a “problem animal” and will be killed because he knows how to get out of the park and could endanger people, Ludick said. Spook killed a cow on Monday and is believed to be about 20km outside the park’s boundary. During its last escape, the lion roamed about 185km.