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The festive season kicked off on a rather sad note. A Waterbuck was caught in a snare at Swadini Resort. A shocked member of the public took a picture and posted it to a well known Facebook page in Nelspruit. We instantly got notified and we responded on the call. We contacted Moholoholo for assistance. It was already past 21:00. We discussed the rescue and arrangements was placed on hold. We needed to get clearance for this rescue to take place. We contacted the MTPA and we received the go ahead. After contacting Moholoholo again a rescue plan was put together.

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The rescue team responded. By 05:30 the team was at the camp site assessing the situation and the final call was made. The right front foot was caught in a snare. Swollen and in a very bad state. This animal was stuck for a very very long time. The animal was humanely put down. Mpumalanga Animal Crime Watch will be conducting a snare removal mission and investigate the matter.

This is the sad truth, #SnaresKill .