The search continues for a tiger that escaped from a camp after the fence was tampered with and cut at Walker’s Fruit Farms in the Sedibeng municipality on Saturday. Police in Midvaal say despite a number of sightings of a tiger that escaped in the area, the animal has still not been found. Police said the big cat attacked a 39-year-old man and his dog; miraculously they escaped without serious injury.

Member of the Midvaal council, Steven van der Walt, who is on the ground, said a police helicopter was being used in the search and teams were heading into the bush on foot. The SPCA in Vereeniging and Vanderbijlpark said in a statement on Sunday their teams were working closely with authorities to ensure the safe capture of the tiger. The SPCA emphasised to the community not to approach the tiger.

Submitted by: Cornelius D. Mofokeng.