Don’t miss out: there’s a hippo in my pool!
A video is circulating on Twitter showing a hippo swimming in a pool in the backyard.
It was published by former DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko.
Though it’s unclear if this hippo is the same, the Gauteng agriculture department warned residents to be vigilant on Monday when a hippo was reportedly roaming the Fourways area near the Jukskei River.
Reports of the first sighting of the animal were in Chartwell, near the Fourways area.
The department said it had received a report of a sighting on Dec. 29, and had deployed multiple law enforcement and conservation forces to help locate the animal.
“To date, the hippo has neither caused any harm nor does it pose a threat to human or animal life. The hippopotamus is believed to originate from Hartbeespoort …