Tag: Cats

RIP Sasekile

With the amount of individual leopards that roam around it is not hard to form an emotional bond with these felines. Sasekile (The beautiful one) recently went independent from her mother Thlangisa. She established a territory adjacent to her mother’s territory. Although I had… Continue Reading “RIP Sasekile”

Two firsts in one day

There is always a first time for everything. This week I managed to have two firsts in one day. After spending a great drive with my fellow ranger Nigel and a large breeding herd of elephants, it was time to stop for some drinks… Continue Reading “Two firsts in one day”

The hills are calling

A change is as good as a holiday they say. When that change is better than the holiday that most dream of you know you’ve made a great move. I find myself in a different part of South Africa yet again. I have recently… Continue Reading “The hills are calling”

​At my doorstep

In the bush anything is possible. This could not be further from the truth as I witnessed something incredible at my doorstep. What started out as a normal day in the bush would most certainly not end as a normal day in the bush.… Continue Reading “​At my doorstep”

Well spotted

Dull grey and brown hues dominate the bush as it nears the end of the dry season. This in turn provides the perfect camouflage for animals in their natural environment. I treat every day in the bush as a new day and wonder what… Continue Reading “Well spotted”

Tuck in

Escaping economics, even in the bush, is impossible. Supply and demand will inevitably even itself out especially when lions are involved. Although waterholes support a great diversity of life forms and act as points where animals congregate, they also serve as easy pickings for… Continue Reading “Tuck in”

Nandzana Leopard

Whilst thoroughly enjoying the bush life and all the spectacular events that have taken place, there was still one animal that has evaded me each time I head off into the bush. I’ve seen a couple of tracks, heard calls outside my room and… Continue Reading “Nandzana Leopard”

The Separation

Breaking the news that there’s a male lion in the area often creates pandemonium in a game reserve. To me it is almost more interesting watching the people’s various reactions and responses to the sighting than the sighting itself. I had spent a morning… Continue Reading “The Separation”

Embarrassed Lioness

When the bush decides to deliver, it really delivers. Even during a thunderstorm. I had the opportunity to go on a night drive after a lion sighting was called in over the radio. It was extremely hot with temperatures around 40 degrees Celsius. About… Continue Reading “Embarrassed Lioness”