RFI: Servals in Secunda South Africa
Has anyone had any experience of, or have any information about looking for Serval in the Secunda area of South Africa?
I read with interest reports in 2015 of research being undertaken by The Wildlife Resources Association WRA) and the University of Pretoria.
This research was a population study around SASOL’s fuel plant in Secunda. There seems to be a very high density of Serval (and other small carnivores), probably due to the area providing shelter and food resources for the prey that Serval’s feed upon, and the absence of larger cat species that would kill Serval.
The study area appears to be fenced in and owned by SASOL, although the study area may have extended outside the fenced area.
I could combine a trip to this area with yet another visit to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, a great Park, but one that has stubbornly refused to give up leopard to me (and does have Caracal sightings as well).
So any information on seeing or trying to see and failing to see Serval in this area would be welcome.