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Media Release: Game Ranger kills leopard in Kruger Park

Date: 2003-05-29

Mr. Joseph Mathebula (52) a Game Ranger in the Kruger National Park survived an attack from a leopard, and killed the beast with an axe in the process of defending himself. 

 

Mr. Mathebula was busy inspecting some game for foot and mouth disease, when the leopard attacked him and attempted to grab his head and hand simultaneously. Mr. Mathebula, talking from his hospital bed was still astounded at the power he had to kill the animal, and was very thankful for the fact that he had an axe with him. 

Beeld, P1 

Enquiries: 
Christa Strydom 
Editor: Kiewiet 
SANParks 
Tel: 012 426 5019; Fax: 012 343 0153 
Email: christas@parks-sa.co.za 

 

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