A hippo made his appearance this afternoon at the Schoemansville Resort.
Mike Cronje went for an afternoon walk in the resort when he spotted the strange visitor. “I first couldn’t believe my eyes and ran back to my house to fetch my camera,” said Mike.
Kormorant reported earlier that residents in Skeerpoort first spotted the hippo on a walkabout on various farms in the area.
Mike also spotted a crocodile at the resort some two years ago. “It is wonderful to see wildlife returning to the Dam,” Mike laughs.
Residents and boater are asked to avoid the hippo when spotted. They are wild animals and extremely dangerous.
If anyone has seen the hippo, have photos, or find him in your pool, please contact the Kormorant on 012 259 0948 or 072 953 0071.
“I am quite cross because everyone else on the farm saw him except me.”
According to Annelien the hippo came from the Hekpoort directions and has been spotted on several farms. No one knows where he came from.
“He will probably end up in the Hartbeespoort Dam. I hope they find him before something happens to him,” she said.