Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Puma with an unknown owner is roaming western Slovakia

As media began to report on September 1, a puma (Puma concolor) has been running freely near Trnava and last week and scared inhabitants of Bíňovce, Smolenice and other municipalities in the Trnava region, with the mayor of Smolenice warning local residents to be wary, the SITA newswire reported.

As media began to report on September 1, a puma (Puma concolor) has been running freely near Trnava and last week and scared inhabitants of Bíňovce, Smolenice and other municipalities in the Trnava region, with the mayor of Smolenice warning local residents to be wary, the SITA newswire reported.

The Nový čas daily wrote on September 5 that the wandering puma does not seem to be dangerous or aggressive and that local residents were only warned to avoid close eye contact with the animal.

The State Veterinary and Food Administration asked the owner to contact it, promising immunity from prosecution – as the animal had probably been bred illegally – and said it hoped the animal was accustomed to its owner and would respond to its name being called. Hunters have tried to catch the animal without success.

Source: SITA, Nový čas

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Socialism elections were parody of free vote

After the revolution in 1989 the number of people participating in elections fell from 99 percent to around 60 percent.

Elections during socialism regime.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between November 17 and November 26, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Lúčnica

Top 3 stories from Last Week in Slovakia Video

Chinese could produce e-cars in Slovakia - PM Robert Fico does not see election defeat - Poliačik leaves the strongest opposition party

PM Robert Fico

Ecocide! How Slovakia destroys its national parks

Officially, the number of forests in Slovakia keeps growing but satellite shots of the national parks evoke horrors.

logging at Muránska Planina