She continues to astound us…

Posted on March 15, 2011

After Dunx’s heart warming tribute to “The Legend”, I thought I would follow on with an astonishing sighting that very same afternoon down in the Mabrak River just west of the lodge.

We found her looking rather weary resting in the shade on the sand, no surprise after her very busy morning announcing her return home.

We watched her for a while until she got up and moved east a little…close to where an Elephant and Buffalo bull were peacefully feeding before flopping straight down onto the sand again.

Suddenly that familiar ‘sawing’ roar erupted right next to us! She kept looking west towards Metsi’s (female leopard) territory expectantly, almost taunting her to respond…

Satisfied that she had no threats she flopped down onto the sand again, showing scant respect for an approaching grumpy “Daggaboy”. This is the animal we are all most weary of on foot and here she is dozing in the sand with him only 30m away.

Enjoy the video footage below of the amazing interaction, and listen out for the audio right at the end. She is even telling an 800kg brute that this is her home!

Thanks Marlise for the great video footage from the back of the vehicle at the end. Turn up the audio.

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10 thoughts on “She continues to astound us…

  1. I LOVE LEOPARD HILLS BLOGGING!!! no matter how far away, i am immediately brought back….to a slice of African heaven. Thank you!

  2. Gosh – so awesome. Three of the Big Five just within a couple of meters of each other – fantastic sighting!

  3. Oh my gosh, she certainly has grown up since I last saw her as a cub. what a fantastic leopard viewing by way of the air. i love it and can’t wait to come back.

  4. An absolute pleasure to share, see you in September Joan and Arnold!
    No hospital runs, only runs in the gym! Good health in 2011!

  5. ?Isn’t she lovely
    Isn’t she wonderful
    Isn’t she precious
    Less than one minute old
    I never thought through love we’d be
    Making one as lovely as she
    But isn’t she lovely made from love?

    Sorry Dave, but I can?t stop smiling while I?m on the LH blog:D
    I think the lyrics match the footage just perfectly!

    Thank you:)

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