Lions on the prowl – Boswell says it’s not his

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Farmers and residents in the Ashburton and Camperdown area, near Pietermaritzburg,  have been in tizz since this morning after word of two lions crossing the N3 was circulated on social media.

Suggestions are that it could be two boerbul dogs that are frequently seen in the same vicinity.

With local police confirming that they too were caught up in the frenzy and had dispatched members to investigate,

David McLaren of visiting animal circus McLaren’s confirmed that all their animals were accounted for.

Constable Ngubo from the Camperdown police station confirmed that she has dispatched members to investigate.

“I have sent out a van to check on what is going on as we have received numerous phone calls,” she said.

Brian Boswell, one of the owners of the Natal Lion park confirmed this morning that all 16 of his lions were accounted for at the park and zoo.

“This is unsubstantiated information that is causing unnecessary public panic. We have had to field a host of calls. I can categorically state that all my lions are accounted for and anyone who doubts us is welcome to come and count for themselves. Those were probably two boerbuls that were seen at 6am (in the dark). This has happened before,”said Boswell in a telephonic interview with the Maritzburg Sun.

He also confirmed that there are no other people who own lions in the near vicinity.

“We have spoken to KZN Ezemvelo and they are also satisfied,”said Boswell.

 

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Capital Media Reporter

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