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hunger makes you nasty

by Sabi Sabi on July 23, 2014

GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING!

As soon as the coffee started to flow through our veins, our eyes were beginning to open and our internal generators were started. We immediately set off into the area where Warthog Wallow had killed and hoisted a big impala ewe into a tree the previous night. We were all excited wondering whether the Tortilis male and hyena would be at the carcass. Almost immediately the right hand of Jack (my tracker) went up, we jumped out of the vehicle to look at the tracks and what we found were that of the three Sand River males heading directly into the area where Warthog Wallow and her carcass were.

We turned off the road and followed the tracks to the base of a huge Marula tree where she had stashed the carcass. What we found was no impala, no Tortilis male but just Warthog Wallow contact calling, looking for her son. The Marula tree was heavily scared from what we can assume the Sand River males, who had climbed up and stolen her hard fought kill. She sat there in complete disbelief and despair. “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” – Jack Canfield.

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leopard while on safari at Sabi Sabi Luxury Safari Lodges

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