Cape fox pricks up its ears in Table View


Picture: supplied

Table View residents have been treated to a rare sight this week, the presence of a Cape fox.

The nocturnal animal is rarely found in urban spaces.

It’s believed that it was likely exploring the Table Bay Nature Reserve on Tuesday night and found itself in unfamiliar territory the next day.

The Cape fox has not been seen since Wednesday, which Mayoral Committee Member for Spatial Planning and Environment, Eddie Andrews, says is a good sign.

He has also urged the public to report wildlife sightings in urban areas to the local nature reserve and include a picture of the animal to assist with record keeping and identification.

Below is a list of useful contact numbers:

Table Bay Nature Reserve – 021 444 0315

Cape of Good Hope SPCA – 021 700 4140 and after hours: 083 326 1604

SANCCOB –  021 557 6155 and for an emergency after hours: 078 638 3731

Reporting other wildlife in distress:

Seals – contact the SPCA: 021 700 4158 / 9 or 083 326 1604 (emergency line)

Turtles – contact the Two Oceans Aquarium: 021 418 3823 or 083 326 1604 (emergency line)


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