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.
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.
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.
The seldom seen side striped jackal made a quick visit at the baiting site, but I had set the bait high in the branches for the reason that the lesser scavengers can’t get to it.
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.
My first fall from a mountain bike while patrolling. I bruised my Achilles tendon and believe me, I know exactly where the tendon is attach to my heel.
The last morning of the second night that the female leopard brought her two cubs to feed on the cow leg that I put down as bait.