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Villagers chase down and catch goat-killing cheetahs

By BBC | November 15th 2013

Wajir, Kenya:  Four villagers have chased down and captured two cheetahs which were killing their goats in Wajir County.

The owner of the goats said the cheetahs had been picking off his animals one by one, day by day.

The men waited till the hottest part of the day before launching the chase over a distance of four miles (6.4km).

The cheetahs got so tired they could not run any more. The villagers captured them alive and handed them over to the Kenya Wildlife Service.

"I need compensation from them because the cheetahs killed most of my goats," Nur Osman Hassan told the BBC's Somali Service.

Mr Hassan, from a village near Wajir town, said the cheetahs were attacking his goat herd over several weeks.

"These cheetahs killed 15 of my goats - they were coming to my house daily to kill my goats," he said.

He said he decided to return to his village to organise their capture at a time of day when cheetahs get very tired and usually rest in shade.

"I was sipping a cup of tea when I saw them killing another goat," he said, explaining that this was early in the morning.

He said he waited until several hours later when the sun was high to go after them.

"I called some youths and we ran after them," he said.

"We caught them and we brought them to the local authorities."


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