Monday, February 03, 2014

Buffalo chaos as four are shot in Park

The long-standing conflict between humans, wildlife and cattle in Ngamiland came to Maun this week as four buffaloes were shot dead inside the Maun Educational Park. Residents of Disaneng and Boseja wards in Maun feared  for their lifes after the for were seen in their area on Monday morning.
The breach in the poorly-controlled buffalo fence also raised the spectre of resurgency of the dreaded foot and mouth disease (FMD). A team from Wildlife and Veterinary Services departments tracked and shot the animals as hundreds of people milled around the side of the perimeter fence, listening for gunshots.
Read more about this story in the latest Ngami Times.

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