|Lioness who had just killed a leopard cub|
Take for example a recent game drive in the Thorny Bush reserve, where we came across three female lionesses lying in a dried up river bed.
A wonderful sighting any day. But my heart sank when I discovered the reason they were there. They had killed a six month old leopard cub.
She had more sense and stayed away.
There were mixed emotions as we drove back to our lodge for breakfast later. We had experienced nature in its cruelest form. Predators are very competitive and lions won't tolerate other predators competing for prey, even when there is enough to go around for everyone.
Yet the overwhelming feeling was one of being privileged to have been there and seen it first hand.
Written by Will Fox
On Track Safaris