Tracking Leopard

Tracking Leopard

This is what I call fun, following very fresh leopard tracks, so fresh that at any moment a spotted cat can materialize in front of me. Leopards are known to double back on their tracks, if they notice that they are being followed they make their way around the follower to attack the tracker from behind.

Honey Badgers

Honey Badgers

Notice the huge lump on the one badger’s lower back. I went through all the photos and it looks like a bite mark that went septic. The honey badger is a very hardy and resilient creature and I do not think that this individual is in mortal danger.

Honey Badgers

Honey Badgers

The honey badgers are fearsome predators and once they discovered the baiting site there will be nothing left to attract leopards. These two badgers spend 4 hours at the site, climbing into every tree, collecting all the bait and even had the cheek to sleep it off right in front of the camera.

Bush Pig

Honey Badgers

One of the best signs that the dry and lean season had arrived are the presence of bush pigs at the baiting site. The pigs are omnivorous and the intestines that I set out for leopard was quickly gobbled up.