Norman Carr Safaris guide, Innocent, recently came across a male leopard in the riverbed. Unfortunately the leopard was limping slightly, not enough to hinder him, but enough for Innocent to notice.
While Innocent and his guests were watching him in the river bed they noticed a mating pair of leopards some meters away in the grass.
The injured male was unaware of the mating leopards and approached the road. Suddenly the mating pair became aware of the newcomer as the lone male casually strolled down the road… and pounced!
The fight which ensued was fierce and vocal. The female watched from 5 meters away. The fight was over and done in a matter of minutes and they went their separate ways. Once the dominant male showed the limping newcomer who was boss (and impressed the female) he followed the female down into the grass… possibly to continue where they’d left off…..