• All Share : 48647.62
    UNCHANGED0.00%
    Top 40 : 4198.50
    UNCHANGED0.00%
    Financial 15 : 13696.23
    UNCHANGED0.00%
    Industrial 25 : 55226.68
    UNCHANGED0.00%

  • ZAR/USD : 10.5842
    UP 0.09%
    ZAR/GBP : 17.7680
    UP 0.13%
    ZAR/EUR : 14.6298
    UP 0.10%
    ZAR/JPY : 0.1034
    UP 0.23%
    ZAR/AUD : 9.8391
    UP 0.19%

  • Gold : 1285.9900
    UP 0.17%
    Platinum : 1403.2000
    UP 0.16%
    Silver : 19.4585
    UP 0.08%
    Palladium : 785.5000
    UP 0.45%
    Brent Crude Oil : 109.340
    UP 0.21%

  • All data is delayed by 15 min. Data supplied by I-Net Bridge
    Hover cursor over this ticker to pause.

Thu Apr 24 07:56:34 SAST 2014

'Alien' has town talking

NIVASHNI NAIR | 11 July, 2013 00:406 Comments

Image by: SUPPLIED

Some said the strange, elongated creature found at The Crags, just outside Plettenberg Bay yesterday, was an alien, others a donkey or a tokoloshe.

Some mockingly described it as a Die Antwood groupie or an axed cabinet minister.

By lunch time even a German newspaper had called the local authorities to confirm news of a "half man, half monkey" being found in South Africa.

On Facebook, some users urged speculators to "calm down, it's just a tokoloshe".

Dr Magdalena Braum, of The Crags Veterinary Clinic, didn't flinch when the creature was placed before her for an autopsy.

It was found by a tourist at a nature reserve and given to SA National Parks officials.

"What I saw is not uncommon," Braum said.

She said the creature had died from being bitten in the head and that its body was elongated because its grieving mother had carried it for weeks after its death.

She said that if the body had not been elongated it would have been identified immediately.

"Anyone could see it was baby baboon," she said.

To submit comments you must first

Join the discussion & Debate

'Alien' has town talking

For Commenters Consideration | Please stick to the subject matter
Thu Apr 24 07:56:34 SAST 2014 ::

COMMENTS [6]