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Lions Eating Live Buffalo

Unread post by Chacma » Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:27 pm

Hi everyone,
Yesterday at 5:30am we found a buffalo bogged in the mud at Klopperfontein Dam. A little while later a pride of lions (one male, three lionesses and five cubs) came down and basically started eating it live. We had to leave because we needed to get to Olifants Restcamp. Can anyone let us know what happened. We only hope the buffalo did not suffer too long.
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Re: Lions Eating Live Buffalo

Unread post by Rooies » Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:37 pm

Not for the feint-hearted, but this is how nature works.
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Re: Lions Eating Live Buffalo

Unread post by Chacma » Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:39 pm

True...but what happened next?
Did the lions lose interest ant wander off?
Did they put it out of its misery and finish their meal?
Did they leave it to the hyenas?
PLEASE SOMEBODY LET ME KNOW!

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Re: Lions Eating Live Buffalo

Unread post by DinkyBird » Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:08 pm

They must have finished their meal, there are only bones left there today.
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Re: Lions Eating Live Buffalo

Unread post by Hippotragus » Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:28 pm

That's the sad reality of nature. I also hope the buffalo didn't suffer too long - but it's nature.
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Re: Lions Eating Live Buffalo

Unread post by Chacma » Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:51 am

Thanks DB.
It was a pretty old buffalo - ripe for the plucking!


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