|Finishing off the Waterbuck Calf, he isn't going to release|
As the Waterbuck moved off and started grazing further down the valley (no longer concerned about the leopard) we also moved away to leave him in peace for a while. We did pass by the scene about half an hour later, only to find that he had dragged his prize off into some thick bushes, from where we could hear (if not see) him enjoying his meal.
At that point Kudu warning barks from the adjacent mountainside indicated that another leopard was in the area, so we headed off to inestgate that situation.
For our newly arrived OTS guests, on their first safari, it had been quite a day. Not only had they seen their first leopard, but also had experienced a very rare and amazing sighting. And all on their first full day in Africa.
Back at Black Leopard Camp, some very excited guests recounted the days events over dinner. As for me, well I was excited as they were about such an exceptional sighting. Not only the sighting but to know that diamonds son was now all grown up and operating without his mother help. Who knows where his future will lie, but for now he is developing well within the safety of the Thaba Tholo Wilderness Reserve.
Written by Will Fox