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Caracal

Caracal caracal

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Spotted in Namibia near Sossusvlei



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7 Comments

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 7 years ago

The other part of the flip side of the coin is that it is mostly subsistence farmers with 20-30 animals which is their wealth and they cannot afford that fence you are talking about.

IsabellaFiers
IsabellaFiers 7 years ago

Same problem here with the fox, I have barely seen 1 and yet all speak of a plague especially chicken holders. Solution is simply, a night cage or solid fence, I have no problem with the fox even though there are here

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 7 years ago

In Afrikaans called a Rooikat, which is quite a pest to sheep and goat farmers, since it can from time to time go on a killing spree and kill 5 to 10 animals and maybe take a few bites from one. Like in all of life there is a flip side to the coin as well.

IsabellaFiers
IsabellaFiers 7 years ago

Hi Alice,
in fact it is rather a sad story, this caracal and some cheetahs are orphans whose mother is shot or hit by car.
Once they are mature enough they will be re-released

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 7 years ago

Lovely, is there a story of how you got the pictures? I like him soaking up the sun.

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

I would make picture number 3 as 1.
Awesome!

Mandy Hollman
Mandy Hollman 7 years ago

Beautiful! Great find!

IsabellaFiers
Spotted by
IsabellaFiers

Namibia

Lat: -24.74, Long: 15.29

Spotted on Jul 15, 2009
Submitted on Jun 15, 2012

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