Thanks Senyetse, good to know!!!!
(again, does anybody know the meaning of this roaring?)
Communication, maintaining contact with the pride, as in this is where I am, where are you? Letting any neighbouring prides or nomadic lions know that the area is occupied.
Absolutely stunning photos
- Going back to Nossob
Time to leave Grootkolk and drive slowly toward Nossob... nothing to see on the way, so we start to doze a little as Vahiné has the wheel... whooopppps... STOOOOOOOOOOOOP, Vahi, you just past by 5 lions resting on the bank of the road!
The cats were a bit scared as we hadn't slowed down before them, but they instantly go back to sleep, ignoring our beautiful 4x4 (that's for Arks
!). They form a bunch of good old buddies sleeping on top of each other or in indecent positions!!!
Vahiné, pretending there's nothing behind her
As they obvioulsy won't move before the evening, we decide to go to Nossob and come back later.
In Nossob, we meet 4 French people and tell them where they can see these lions... this will lead to a "funny" situation!
Back at the spot, 2 cars are already there. The lions begin to move. I saw earlier in the forum pictures of very young lions biting cars mirrors! Well, I guess they grew up somewhat!
One of them come close to our car. I lose view of him, but I assume he is beginning to bite our rear tyre (on our way to the KTP, I saw in a newspaper a 4x4 with it's tyre destroyed by a lion). I move the car slowly just a little bit, and our lion goes to the next car (our French partners). The mirror looks good to him, and we imagine the people in the other car beginning to feel a bit uncomfortable, especially as he looks straight at them, his nose touching the window! Already, a small plastic part of the mirror has gone! Suddenly, the car backs up a bit fast...!!!
Back in Nossob, we have the explanation: the lion was lifting the handle with his teeth and was about to open the door
Looking straight at them! A part of the mirror missing!
Lifting the handle!
As the sun goes down, they leave us slowly towards the springboks...
Innocent look... or pretending.
The band of 5 seems to circle the springboks... but it is still too soon! The night will probably be hot!