Is it a lion, no – it’s a dog!
A scene was was caused when residents, businessmen and women as well as street vendors gathered at the Ndama Community near Rundu to get a first hand view of a slain “lion” hanging from a tree.
The excitement and amazement soon disintegrated when everybody realized that the dead animal which was hung up with wire turned out to be a very large dog with very long hair. The crowd could only be dissolved once officials from the Ministry of Environment and Tourism came by and confirmed that it was in fact a dog and not a lion.
A security guard stated that he came rushing over, leaving his post, with a gun at hand in case it really turned out to be a lion.
The perpetrator that hung the dog in the tree or the motives behind the act is still unknown but the Namibian Police have confirmed that once the person is found and caught, they will be charged with cruelty to animals.