While on a morning game drive we came across a leopard that was captivated by something moving around in a shallow mud pool. We watched for quite a while as it pawed and mouthed at the mud trying to pick up something.

Eventually it moved off, with a terrapin in it’s mouth! This was something totally unique to see. Leopards are just like your house cat and have the instinct to catch anything that moves.

It wouldn’t necessarily eat the terrapin but possibly just play with it, until it looses interest. Leopards are known to catch all sorts of unusual prey including fish and other smaller creatures.

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