Drought takes its toll

Table View resident Jared Boyle spotted this dead freshwater barbel in the Rietvlei, near Sandpiper Crescent, in Flamingo Vlei. “The cause of death is presumed to be from becoming stranded as the water dried up in that area of the vlei. The fish was completely dried up which indicates that it had been dead and in the sun for many days prior to me finding it,” said Mr Boyle.