A thief in the night


Posted by Marc on Tue Apr 30, 2024 7:12 am

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A male Leopard known as Kisiwa in possession of a Dik Dik he had stolen the previous night from Giza the Black Leopardess of Laikipia. 
Sadly this was an all too common occurrence, so Giza would often have to sacrifice her first to this naughty thief!

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by david fletcher on Tue Apr 30, 2024 8:52 am
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Superb capture Marc. Thanks for the info. On the money.
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by Carol Clarke on Tue Apr 30, 2024 9:49 am
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Nicely caught Marc! I love that look in his eyes - but what a lazy leopard to let her do all the work! It sounds all too familiar with some of the big cats.

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by Axel Hildebrandt on Tue Apr 30, 2024 10:41 am
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Great capture and portrait, Marc, thanks for sharing the background story.
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by Marc on Tue Apr 30, 2024 9:11 pm
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Carol Clarke wrote: Nicely caught Marc!  I love that look in his eyes - but what a lazy leopard to let her do all the work!  It sounds all too familiar with some of the big cats.

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So true! 
This pesky male would know exactly when dinner was served, as he would simply follow the vehicles using spot lights at night tracking Giza, 
and out muscle her minutes after she makes her kill.
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by Carol Clarke on Wed May 01, 2024 2:31 pm
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Very interesting Marc. You have to admire his working this out - and frown on the pesky humans for encouraging this interference with the natural scheme of things.

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by Cynthia Crawford on Sun May 05, 2024 8:45 am
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What a story. I agree with Carol- perhaps if humens didn't enable this behavior it would be less likely to happen...?
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