A horiffic snare line that caught a hyena and 2 wild dogs, in Thornybush (Greater Kruger).
Dr. Ben Muller and Dr. Joel Alves of Wildscapes Vets were fortunately able to dart the hyena (you can watch the video of the hyena darting here: https://youtu.be/t50z5X2jP3A) and remove the snare. Upon immobilisation, they noted that the large female hyena was lactating and they had therefore, inadvertently been able to save her cubs too - a double success!
Unfortunately in the same line of snares, two male wild dogs were found dead.
The entire area has been intensely swept for any remaining snares and the Anti Poaching Unit are conducting investigations in the neighbouring community to see if they can find out who was responsible. The APU suspect the snares were set two nights previously as there was evidence of a nyala being caught, slaughtered and removed and signs that another animal had managed to break free from a snare. They were very well set cable snares which is worrying.
This operation was made possible by Wild Wonderful World donors and a collaboration with African Wildlife Vets, Blue Sky Society and Down to the Wire. The snares have been given to Down to the Wire to rework into bracelets. WE NEED YOUR HELP to be able to assist with more snaring operations. Please visit our Shop for Wildlife to donate toward our Rapid Response fund.