The leopards where really up and about last night, calling from either side of the river and camp. With that evidence in mind of leopards close by, there was a small group of us, setting out this morning to track them and hopefully get a glimpse of them. There were only three of us with two instructors passing the river into the dense bush.
Tracking leopard and rhino
It’s not normally an area we walk in, but this morning it was time, with two rifles in the front. There had been quite a lot of rhino activity as well, so it was indeed heads up, being alert for whatever we might walk into.
We found the tracks of the Leopard quite quickly, a lone female, which we followed for a bit, until the tracks just vanished into thin air. That’s the thing with Leopards, they’re not easy to track down, be it a professional tracker or an amateur.
We lost the track and instead tried our luck to track down a lone male black rhino. Unfortunately we also lost that track in the end, but the excitement of the tracking made it all a great walk. It was a good start of the day for sure.
Upon arrival it became clear to us, that the snake that seem to frequent my side of the tent, by just chilling out in the sun, wasn’t what had been said. The Grass Snake is in fact a venomous Boomslang in disguise…
Stay away from my tent from now on!
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