Leopard Caught in Camera Trap

Yesterday while walking with some safari clients a Leopard was spotted bounding up a ridge opposite us. We descended into the ravine between to examine what his tracks might tell us. Between the tracks his feet left there was the distinct marks of something being dragged. The marks once they hit thick grass were difficult to follow and so it took some time before the carcass was found. It was hidden so well that you could only see it when nearly standing on it. The animal that he killed was a Steinbuck male. He had eaten half the animal and so we placed the camera for his return and we were rewarded with these images. He is an adolescent, not yet totally adult as you can determine by his narrow head and small jowls.

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