Close but no luck – A great sighting last week Thursday

December 13, 2016
Tarryn Rae

Last week Thursday (08/12/2016) on one of our afternoon game drives we had a whole lot of excitement, not even 10 minutes after going through Bakubung gate of the Pilanesberg.

We start our afternoon game drives at 17.00 at the moment and usually this time of day the lions are still resting as it is hot. On this day the weather was overcast so the lions took the cooler weather as an opportunity to hunt.

We sat watching them for over half an hour. It was fantastic to see them communicate with their tails and take up their positions. Unfortunately just before the one female was going to run for it a black-backed jackal ran out of the tree line spooking the wildebeest which gave them a head start.

It was still great to see these big cats in action.

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