Only a few days after an aardvark washed up on Sundown Seashore, the carcass of a porcupine was found at a Cape City seaside this morning, leaving residents in a state of confusion.
This morning, photos of the lifeless animal have been posted on social media, resulting in many feedback on neighborhood Fb teams. This comes amid rising suspicions that the latest discoveries could also be associated to the unlawful commerce in African animals.
These nocturnal rodents will generally forage for meals throughout the day, consuming bark, roots, fruits, berries and farm crops.
They’re usually eaten in Southeast Asia, significantly in Vietnam, the place their distinguished use as a meals supply has contributed to declines in porcupine populations.
Their quills and guard hairs are generally used for conventional ornamental clothes.
The photographs have been posted by Cornelia Jansen, who mentioned that the invention had caught her off guard. ‘I took the images near Koeberg, close to Van Riebeekstrand, at round 7 am this morning,’ she informed us. ‘Clearly, I used to be very shocked.’
‘It’s possible you’ll come throughout a seal carcass or lifeless marine birds on the seaside, however discovering a porcupine was positively sudden.’
‘There’s something very suspicious happening right here,’ Di Binns commented on the Bloubergstranders Fb web page. ‘Have each of those poor species’ our bodies been reported to the suitable authorities?’
‘It’s simply not proper that these stunning animals are being stolen & transported to a different nation & dying within the course of.’
‘These animals couldn’t have been within the water for a very long time… if they arrive from a ship, it have to be shut by,’ added Lorraine Möller.
In the meantime, photographs of a lifeless tortoise that was discovered at Eden on the Bay are additionally circulating on social media.
The photographs of the animal that seems to have a rope hooked up by means of a gap in its shell have been additionally shared on the Bloubergstranders web page by Lee Lee, leading to additional requires authorities to intervene and examine the latest discoveries.
Over the weekend, the Cape of Good Hope SPCA commented on the loss of life of a feminine aardvark that washed up at Sundown Seashore, Milnerton, on Friday. Photographers Alex and Juanita Aitkenhead found the physique and suspect the involvement of animal trafficking.
Dr Luca Mendes, the attending wildlife veterinarian, carried out an post-mortem and decided that drowning was not the reason for loss of life.
The conclusion is that the aardvark was already lifeless by the point it went into the water, both having been thrown overboard by a ship near shore or one way or the other put into the ocean from land.
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