Saturday, 24 August 2013

Musth

In the shot above, all may seem well. The male ele is showing no obvious signs of aggression and indeed he was very relaxed. However..... I took this shot as we were reversing away from him.
As you can see from the excretion running from the gland at the side of his head, this big boy is in musth. As I say, he was very relaxed, but you just can't afford to take any risks with his testosterone levels running so high.
We still got some great shots and witnessed some fascinating behaviour, from a distance.

Written by Will Fox
www.ontracksafaris.co.uk

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