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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.

leopard
© Jim and Rachel Lancaster

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!

leopards
© Jim and Rachel Lancaster
leopard brawl
© Jim and Rachel Lancaster

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…..

leopard brawl
© Jim and Rachel Lancaster
male leopard fight
© Jim and Rachel Lancaster
leopards fighting
© Jim and Rachel Lancaster
leopard fight
© Jim and Rachel Lancaster
male leopards fighting
© Jim and Rachel Lancaster

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