Not seeing leopards hiding among the grass, the herd of humps slowly stepped forward and almost paid the price with their lives. Guide Moosa Varachia and mechanical engineer Jan-Louis Human recorded the leopard’s ʜᴜɴᴛɪɴɢ trip. Apricot flowers in Kruger national park, Latest Sightings on January 18 reported. Jan-Louis and Moosa said that when they saw a squirrel making an alarm call, they believed there was a leopard nearby.
“After a while of searching, Moosa discovered leopards relaxing on a tree branch and we stopped the car to have a clear view. Then we saw a herd of humped pigs walking on the road leopards immediately raised their heads and kept an eye on them. We had our cameras ready in the hope that the ᴘʀᴇᴅᴀᴛᴏʀ would succeed,” Jan-Louis recounted. The humpbacks passed Jan-Louis’ car and continued down the road.
Meanwhile, the leopard climbed down from the tree. As the animal crossed the lawn to the roadside, Jan-Louis and Moosa could still see the tip of its tail. Finally, it lay down and waited while perfectly camouflaged among the tall grass. “For some reason, the humps turned around and started walking towards where the leopard was hiding. The next moment, the leopard darted out from the bushes and chased after one of the little pigs. Others also scattered and scattered,” said Jan-Louis.
“The leopard continued to chase the humped pig a few meters along the road and then gave up. Then it turned around, headed our way and disappeared into the tall grass on the riverbed side,” he added. Moosa has seen many successful and unsuccessful ʜᴜɴᴛs. However, the leopard’s humpback ʜᴜɴᴛ happened on the road right in front of it, making the scene even more special. Meanwhile, it was his first time with Jan-Louis so he was super excited.
Leopards (Panthera pardus) are distributed in Africa and Asia. They are opportunistic ᴘʀᴇᴅᴀᴛᴏʀ, often ʜᴜɴᴛɪɴɢ underground or in trees. Leopards are very good at climbing. During the day, they spend most of their time resting under rocks or in the shade between tree branches. At night, they often ʜᴜɴᴛ instead of sleeping. Their prey includes antelopes, deer, wild boar, rabbits, fish, birds and some other creatures.