How to capture a Rock Hyrax (Dassie, Coney, Rock Badger) without injury

Below the article is a picture plus a video explaining by how the trap works and also a video of an unharmed captured dassie. Please scroll down.

Dassies, as cute as they are, can become a tremendous nuisance. We had them in our garage. They got into the engine compartments of our cars. The stench of droppings and urine was nauseating. We tried disinfecting the garage to no avail. And then success! We caught a young Dassie in a trap without injuring the Dassie who will now be set free in the wild far away. Scroll down.

Below is a picture of the trap plus two videos. Please watch to the end. Many thanks to Arnold Slabbert, a well known Port Elizabeth animal lover and protector, without whose help and advice the dassie could not have been captured unharmed.

Please tap the videos once or twice

The trap
How the trap works
The baby dassie in the trap before being set free

Thank you.

These beautiful creatures have many names including; rock hyrax, dassie, rock rabbit, kolstert, procavia carpensis, coney, Al Wabr, shaphan, iMbila, and rock badger.

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