June 3: Night Drive Sightings

The biggest ‘wow’ moment of the night drive tonight was when we watched a male Springbok chase a rival down the riverbed with astonishing speed.  We’re coming into Springbok breeding season now and the males will be establishing their dominance. Of course by doing it at night, under a full moon, they’ll end up drawing much attention to themselves and anyone can be watching. I once heard a statistic that during the Impala rut, 75% of animals eaten by large predators are male Impalas, because the common sense and vigilance that usually keeps them alive, seems to go out the window entirely…


Bat Eared Fox
African Wild Cat
White Faced Scops Owl

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