ALERT - PLEASE BE ON THE LOOK OUT for an Elephant or Ele calf, possibly carrying part of a cable snare
THANK YOU to the team for alerting us to this and for some of the photos
The thick cable snare was still attached to part of the tree, that this Elephant was caught in.
Parks Rangers were in the area arresting illegal wood, sand and stone culprits and having passed a herd of Eles in the area they did a quick recce to see if any had a wire on them.
These snares are being laid close to residential areas, as this area – a game corridor/seasonal river/gulley is between the Batonga turnoff and Baobab Ext turn off, where much illegal chopping and removal of wood and stone happens.
KAWFT and Parks rangers will be snare sweeping through this area in the next day or 2.
Straight end of the cable is clean and shiny where it was snapped off and had Ele hairs that were caught in the broken off end of the cable.
It is unknown if this is the FULL SNARE or if there is now an Elephant or Elephant calf out there with another part of this cable snare on it
Please advise on the below if you do have sighting or suspected sighting.