WITH MY OWN EYES
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First, the senior males came to eat, then the whole pride, followed by three juveniles and the cubs . At this stage there wasn’t much left of the carcass and the pride slowly departed, save for a few juveniles who stayed for seconds. We thought the action was over…
Suddenly, the dominant male – let’s call him Mufasa – let out a terrific roar, announcing his presence on the riverbank . His body language displayed displeasure, and from his stride he appeared to be in a cantankerous mood. The juveniles all made a hasty retreat, except for one defiant young male who remained at the kill. Mufasa charged, forcing the youngster into humiliating submission and causing him to wet himself . Mufasa seemed satisfied with this “apology” and let the youngster go.
After successfully re-establishing the hierarchy, Mufasa merely sniffed at the carcass, gave it a cursory lick , and left it for the vultures to clean up.
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