Leopard kills a bush buck in camp

Posted on August 12, 2008

2 Days ago, late in the afternoon, the Tegwan male leopard caught a bush buck between room 2 & 3.

Over the last couple of months more and more general game have been coming into the lodge, especially late afternoon. Every day there will be at least 3 nyala bulls, 3 ewes, about 7 bush bucks and 5 warthogs. These animals are all very relaxed and you can get quite close to them.

2 Days ago Bridget got a nice surprise as she was doing afternoon room checks. A young male leopard, called the Tegwan male, had caught one of our resident bush bucks between room 2 and 3 and was dragging it along the pathway towards room 7!

A very out of breath Bridget came running to reception and told us the story so we got onto a landrover and found the male with his kill in front of room 7!

Once again Leopard Hills lives up to her name!

Thank you, Lisa, for the picture.

Tegwan Male

This male unfortunately also killed one of Makwela’s cubs 4 days ago. Luckily the other 2 survived. Makwela has taken them out of the reserve, next to the koppie where she had her previous youngster.

3 thoughts on “Leopard kills a bush buck in camp

  1. Hi Hannes – how exciting, I was in room 2, what a wake up surprise that would be! Altho I am so sad about Makwela’s cub. I know this is "the way of the bush", but it is so dissappointing. I have pictures of Makwela on my wall here at home and think of those darling cubs everytime i pass the pictures….

  2. Thank you Hannes and Bridget,- you certainly seem to be at the centre of the action, great shame about Makwela’s Cub, we can only hope that it does not deter her from visiting the camp, the sight of an almost full grown Leopard draped across the thatched roof, or perched on the top of the shower enclosure, let alone stretching and peering through the sliding glass doors at you must be an almost unique experience. Thank you.

  3. Hannes yor pictures are incredible! I keep thinking about Leopard Hills and I can’t wait to come back! I’m so jealous that I don’t get to go on trips everyday instead of make my way to class but all the pictures online are always a treat! 🙂

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