Province of Mpumalanga
Ministry of Fish and Wildlife
Due to the rising frequency of human – lion encounters, the Ministry of Fish and Wildlife, Provence of Mpumalanga, Malelane Branch is advising hikers, hunters, fishermen and any motorcyclists that use the out-of-doors in a recreational or work-related function to take extra precautions while in the bush
We advise outdoorsmen to wear little noisy bells on clothing so as to give advanced warning to any lion that might be close by so you don`t take them by surprise.
We also advise anyone using the out-of-doors to carry Pepper Spray with him or her in case of an encounter with Lions.
Outdoorsmen should also be on the watch for fresh lion activity and be able to tell the difference between lion cub dung and big lion dung. Lion cub dung is smaller and contains lots of berries and dassie fur. Big Lion dung has bells in it and smells like pepper
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