NOT FOR SENSITIVE READERS.
This posting contains graphic images of a kill.
This was a particularly poignant posting for me.
Every time I arrive at a reserve and a ranger asks me what I want to see on a game drive,
my response is more often than not;
“Something dying in front of my lens”…
In 47 years of visiting reserves, I have never been “lucky”enough to see that happen.
Until this game drive from Madikwe Safari Lodge,
when that request was finally granted…
Kevin had noticed a cloud of dust, and thinking it was the herd of buffalo we were looking for,
he headed in that direction.
We found this pack of wild dogs in a stand off with a female buffalo
Unlike their regular prey, like wildebeest and impala,
this was proving far more difficult to subdue
The mother remained until the bellowing faded and the dogs claimed their prize
Africa’s most dangerous animal stands silently and watches,
as her offspring dies
Or perhaps the rest of the pack?
The kill seems to have been done by the pups,
with the adults staying in the treeline
On the look out for the next meal?
Madikwe Game Reserve is Malaria free!
Great news,especially for families with children.
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