Rockfig Jr. leopardess makes a kill this morning…
We headed out this morning to follow up on the Rockfig Jr. female to see what was left of the Grey Duiker kill she had in a nearby tree during yesterday.
Another vehicle was already on location when we arrived and informed us thas she was grooming under the tree with quite a bit of the kill still up there.
As we positioned ourselves for a good view she suddenly got very active and started stalking past us, clearly interrested in something. My tracker Selby pointed out to a single Impala female wandering closer to where the Leopard has moved. Clearly unaware of the Leopard the Impala carried on feeding closer towards us. The Leopard kept stalking closer everytime the Impala grazed or groomed, using the minimal cover available. After about 35 minutes she ended up right behind the Impala, maybe about 6-7 meters away! The Impala looked around and as she turned to groom the Leopard pounced onto her back and rolled it over to get grip onto the throat.
It just goes to show how oppertunistic these predators are!