5 South African lions on the loose

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  1. Fred Gunner

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    Published September 11, 2017 Associated Press
    JOHANNESBURG – South African authorities say they are searching for five lions believed to be roaming since last week in the country's most populous province.

    Drew Abrahamson, founder of conservation group Captured in Africa, said Monday that she and colleagues were contacted Friday by police in Fochville, about 60 kilometers (37 miles) southwest of Johannesburg, South Africa's biggest city.

    Abrahamson says police spotted the lions while investigating an animal carcass. She speculates that the lions were owned illegally because any legal owner would likely have notified authorities of missing predators.

    Abrahamson says a small plane is searching for the lions.

    The incident in Gauteng province is unusual because much of the area is developed. In July, South African officials shot and killed three lions that escaped from the country's Kruger National Park.
     

  2. Fred Gunner

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    Still more positive news Thanks to Lion Farmers!?
     

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    Pheroze SILVER SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    Wow, that's actually quite scary.
     
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    CAustin BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Ambassador

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    They might not eat "much"!
     

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    They might eat a mighty lot! Lol

    Might start killing humans too.
     

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    The good folks of Fochville might be foched.......
     
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    Me think I would stay home at night!
     

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    :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:(y)
     

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    billc SILVER SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    if these are raised lions that are out don't worry they will not hurt anyone there like pets I am told. They will just come up and beg for food.
     
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    Haha I missed that one!! Agree with @CAustin :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:(y)
     

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    Not privy to how populated it is but they'll probably end up road kill. That would be an interesting conversation. "Honey, I'll be home late, I just hit a lion".
     
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