When Tumaren Rangers, Nuno, longamon and Kichine heard that 8 of the neighbors cows had been killed by lions after they had been left out for the night, they rushed to the scene to place a cameratrap on the carcasses. When they returned in the morning they could see by the tracks that a Lion had returned and fed then paced all about where the cameratrap had been. Yet, tho and behold, the cameratrap was gone! They suspected foul play but could see no sign of human tracks. They decided to follow the lionesses tracks instead. Over the course of half a kilometer they followed her tracks until they came upon the rather bruised camertrap with a whole through its glass. The lioness at this point let out a growl from adjacent bush and the Rangers left. Later ranger Kichine while walking in the same area found why this lioness has been so faithful to this little patch of bush – she has 3 kittens! We have spoken now to all our rangers, congratulating them firstly on their discovery and asking them to leave this area alone for several more months until our lioness and her young move on. The following is a picture of mumma lioness minutes before she took the camera and then a picture of the camera itself with bite marks and a damaged glass.
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