Another one of our sightings was while out on a drive. Word was a Cheetah had been found with a kill so off we shot to see this. Getting pictures was a bit difficult as she was well tucked away managed to get a couple when she sat up for a brief moment. She had by the looks sprained something as she was favouring a leg quite badly which we could see when she sat up. She not only had a 1 but 2 kills 1 Impala the other a young Kudu.
As the dusk turned to night we could hear the Tsala ladies. So as you do we went find the source of the roaring. They had moved out into the open area stayed just out of the light from the landi but 2 were fairly close.
SO and I had the back seat SO on the right me on the left. But typical, lions were on the right well the 2 we could see. These 2 kept coming a little closer and closer. The guide said keep nice and still no sudden movement all will be fine. If they come much closer I will move but when I say no pics you must stop. Ermm!!
Well the young female thought I want to see these peeps in the landi those 2 at the back look nice and friendly will pay them a visit yikes
. So she came and sat next to the tyre at the side of SO, who was trying to make himself as thin as possible. (I must add the man in front with all honesty I could have slapped him “No sudden Movement” he was like a god dam yoyo.) She then decided to walk around behind the landi no light cannot see her (panic). Stopping at the tyre my side looking at me, you know when you watch a house cat and the stance they take when they are about to pounce well she had it I was #’#’ myself.
But she did not she spied Impala and started to stalk them with the rest of the ladies. I have never been so scared if it had been day time I would not have been worried but lion at night are a different kettle of fish. This picture is off her, look at her smiling or laughing at us.
The guide said that was a bit too close for comfort (you are not kidding). Wonder what happened to "I will move and no pics"?? In my opinion it is only a matter of time before something happens. But that will not be our last close encounter hehe!! Next time it will be bigger!!!
As I mentioned in my last post we came across twin elephant calfs they were so cute.
Other things we encountered were.
Was informed this is a blue headed Agama. But correct me if wrong.
Nice pair of Hammerkop
Juvenile Southern ground hornbill
Ok thats your lot for now enjoy