Aug 4, 2015 | Botswana
| Okavango Delta
| Seba Camp
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The month of amazing predator interactions at Seba
It is with good reason that the large carnivores of Africa are sought out by most visitors to this great wilderness: aside from their beauty, they seem to possess the ability to bring a heap of drama to the show like few others, save for perhaps elephants and baboons. It’s tough at the top of the trophic pyramid – competition is rife.
In mid-June we discovered new hyaena cubs at the den one afternoon. The next afternoon, we returned to find one of the cubs hanging in a jackalberry tree, with its killer – a young male leopard new to the area – up a marula tree nearby, while the hyaena’s mother stood guard below. The leopard eventually returned to his kill, which he then ate... except...