Monday, June 07, 2010

Wild lion

My sister Vanessa lives on a game farm on the Zimbabwe side of the Limpopo River. She sends mesmerizing emails from time to time, like the following:

"Thought the attached photo would be of interest - an interloper from Botswana, we think, who was attracted to our lions by their calls. He's now hanging about OUTSIDE our garden fence, near the lion enclosure, and has been here for 4 or 5 days. Slightly disconcerting, as he is quite wild! Digby captured him on a motion triggered camera last night, sniffing pieces of meat we put out for it. He was obviously spooked by the flash, as he didn't eat any, but went back to the other end of the enclosure and spent the night there. Woke to dogs barking last night and the sound of border jumpers wading through the river. Not exactly a welcoming party on our side, is it!

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