Bobbing giraffe spotted on road

iWitness Stefan Kuhne spotted a peculiar object on the back of a trailer three months ago.

A giraffe in its more normal habitat. Picture: Tim Neary.

JOHANNESBURG - It was just outside of Gauteng on his way to Limpopo that Stefan Kuhne spotted a peculiar object on the back of a trailer.

"At first, I thought it was a statue but then I saw that it was bobbing up and down."

Kuhne saw the animal a few months before a giraffe made world headlines when it hit its head on a bridge and died on the N1 highway in Pretoria.

"I was absolutely fascinated and decided that I needed to film it as soon as possible," he said.

Kuhne noted that he was a little concerned when he saw the approaching bridge and internally questioned whether the animal would make it or not.