Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Antelope Park, Zimbabwe, February 2, 2016

Today was a wonderful, relaxing day spent reading, listening to the roar of lions and .... that's about it until 6 pm when I went on a night encounter with lions.  The hope was to see a kill!

We set off in an open air jeep wth three, twenty-eight month old females following-


They doddled, yawned, played and sniffed, in spite of the fact we saw zebra, wildebeest, antelope and a jackal.  They didn't seem too interested, even though they hadn't eaten for 3 days.  Every once in awhile, one would perk up her ears and look towards 'supper' but that was about it-


Then, as soon as it got dark, they crouched down low and disappeared.  We drove around for a few minutes and came across-


They had killed a wildebeest and were having a feast. They started with the udder area because it's the softest.  One also went after the neck-


 They were ripping out intestines: it got quite smelly but they didn't seem to mind-


We were lucky to see this only I wish I'd have seen them drag it down.  Next time!

We're off to Bulawayo tomorrow for a walk with rhinos.  This Africa is just too much fun!

1 comment:

  1. WOW really lucky to see that, we saw them running after a kill but it never happened
    I said you would enjoy antelope park
    Give my regards to 'Stormin Norman' he is quite a character, and you will get so close to a rhino, you wont believe it.

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