Same cat, different day
I was very interested in the article written by John Weir about the Botswana leopards (Tales from the Bush, August 2017). My attention was drawn to the female, with her damaged left eye.y ‘That’s myy leopard,’ was the first thing that entered my mind, asa in November 2014,2 my wife and I had seen her and herh two cubs with a killk near Pom Pom CampC in Botswana.
I was able to ta ake a great series ofo shots ( see one
right). One of the cubs was shy and sloped away, but the other remained to join its mother in a tree and share the impala carcass.
The age of my cubs is consistent with those photographed by John and it looks like the cub photographed in 2016 by Benjamin Recknagel is also one of ‘mine’.
Knowing the casualty rate among leopard cubs, it was fantastic to learn that the mother and at least one of the cubs we watched are doing well.
This female leopard is easy to identify.