Porcupine rescued from wire snare near Tshwane

Posted by Zimasa Katamzi on 24 June 2021

A porcupine trapped in a wire snare was rescued by the Owl Rescue Centre and the Bryanston Avian, Exotic and Small Animal Clinic, after they found the animal near Tshwane earlier this week.

Porcupine rescued out of a wire snare

The orcupine being rescued.

Leanne Hazlet and her son Kyle from South African Wildlife Rehabilitation Center were there to lend a helping hand in the rescue operation.

The small team of rescuers covered the porcupine in a blanket and handled him gently as they cut it free. In the video posted below,  Dr Perushan Yenketsamy and Dr Melissa Marengo from the Bryanston Avian, Exotic and Small Animal Clinic stitch the porcupine up back to health.

Take a look:

After recovering, the porcupine was released back into the wild.

Porcupine rescued out of a wire snare

Dr Perushan Yenketsamy and Dr Melissa Marengo

 

PICTURES: Owl Rescue Facebook Page

 






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