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Snare nightmare

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25 October
๐—ง๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐Ÿฎ ๐—ข๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ. WARNING: this story contains visuals of hunting and animals in distress. In the Cape Peninsula and Boland, poachers are targeting small wild animals, killing them for the pot or for use in traditional medicine. Carte Blanche investigates rising tensions between poachers, conservationists, and nature-loving residents in post-pandemic Cape Town as we set out with rangers. Scattered across SANParks Table Mountain National Park, we uncover these rudimentary devices, shaped into loops, that have proliferated in recent years. Small animals like mongoose, guinea fowl, Cape grysbok, and caracal come forage surprisingly close to suburban Cape Town, bringing poaching that much closer to home. We speak to various role players about this polarising and illegal practice. Your favourite episodes are now available on Carte Blanche: The Podcast: https://bit.ly/PodcastCB