Tracking Leopards

Tracking Leopards

This was the first sight I had of the impala that was dragged through the bush for about 800 meters. Next to the drag mark was visible tracks of a young leopard that was obviously disturbed from feeding and decided to drag its meal to a more secure sight.

Tracking Leopards

Tracking Leopards

The two problems I had was this, first I was standing next to an impala killed by an leopard that I know was still close by and second I knew the leopard will drag the carcass away from the trail camera with my human smell all over it. I solved both by quickly tying the impala’s horns to the small tree with my shoelace and got myself out of there.