Caracal Makes Itself At Home

Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:48 am

An unexpected visitor, in the form of a striking caracal, also known as a “rooikat” or “lynx”, was found sitting pretty on the kitchen cupboards of a Durbanvillle family home last week.

Cape of Good Hope SPCA spokesperson Belinda Abraham said a trainee wildlife inspector, Rico Pentz, was dispatched around midday last Thursday to the home.

He found the caracal hiding on top of the kitchen cupboard, behind a ceramic chicken.

“He was not at all happy about the predicament he found himself in and the rescue took place amidst much hissing and spitting.

“Our trainee inspector is fortunately very experienced in handling wildlife and was able to quickly capture the caracal,” Abraham said.

“Once safely inside a wild animal carrier, the caracal was brought back to our Wildlife Centre where it was cared for overnight.

Once we were sure that he had suffered no ill effects from his traumatic experience the day before, the caracal was released into the Tygerberg Nature Reserve.”


Full article here: https://www.iol.co.za/capetimes/news/caracal-pops-unexpectedly-into-durbanville-home-11383209

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Re: Caracal Makes Itself At Home

Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:20 pm

Imagine finding that kitty in your kitchen! lol

Re: Caracal Makes Itself At Home

Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:23 pm

Seems like a good idea, Flutts O** lol

Re: Caracal Makes Itself At Home

Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:32 pm

Caught trying to catch a chicken! lol

Re: Caracal Makes Itself At Home

Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:23 pm

wow... would like to be in my home.... O/\ O/\ O/\

Re: Caracal Makes Itself At Home

Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:15 pm

Poor kitty ;-) I wonder what kind of smell has attracted the cat :-? Or as they say: Curiosity killed the cat lol