Hungry lion on the loose, organisers forced to move Beaufort West marathon

daveza

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https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/...orced-to-move-beaufort-west-marathon-20190218

Residents of the Karoo town of Beaufort West were warned of a hungry lion roaming in the scrub this weekend after it escaped from the Karoo National Park.

"On Friday, we had a marathon, but we had to change our route," said municipal spokesperson Marlene Hendricks on Monday.

She explained that there were concerns that the lion may have been wandering along the running trail. The marathon went ahead, but on a different route to avoid the possibility of an unwanted run-in.

A spokesperson for SANParks was not immediately available, but the town's tourism association said on Facebook on Monday that the lion was on the loose outside the park's boundaries.


"The lion was first spotted on the northern boundry of the Karoo National Park on Friday, 15 February 2019. Please take extra caution when hiking or biking in the area!"
This is now what, the third escape from this park ?

The fence compliments of another cadre tender ?
 
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"On Friday, we had a marathon, but we had to change our route."

... The marathon went ahead, but on a different route to avoid the possibility of an unwanted run-in.
Typical non-charitable ooh-la-di-dah high-and-mighty response. Ever paused for a moment to think of the poor lion? If he is so hungry, instead of avoiding the problem and pretending it doesn't exist, share a meal with him!

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But we do! ----- In some parts of the country!
Do you know about the free-roaming Lions along the Limpopo river?
 
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