Not sure if you saw, but there was a massive fire happening at Rietvlei in the Blouberg area this morning causing traffic congestion and forcing SANCCOB to evacuate penguins and seabirds from it’s rehabilitation centre. While the official cause of the fire is not yet known, plenty of fingers are being pointed at last nights Guy Fawkes fireworks festivities…in particular the use of Chinese Lanterns.
Fire hazard and causing distress to animals aside, have a look at what Blouberg beach looked like this morning after the people let off fireworks.
Great job people.
Was the litter you left behind on the beach part of your celebration to commemorate the day Guy Fawkes was captured and tortured for trying to blow up the House of Lords several hundred years ago. A day that also became widely recognised as a focus for anti-Catholic sentiment.
[pic via M.Lategan on Facebook]