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Nkoveni 2:2 Female

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Robbie developed a passion for the African bush from many visits to his family’s small holding in a greater conservancy just outside Johannesburg. Living in the big city his whole life, he always found refuge in the outdoors and has grown to appreciate ...

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I love leopards they are among my favourite animals, but also impalas. They are both graceful and beautiful animals, leopards are highly clever but impalas are not stupid at all. It is nature ‘s law, at least the ram died quickly. The winners must have been happy without their competitor…

So do I, Francesca! Natural selection plays its course on a daily basis.

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Let your guard down and it can be fatal …

As it was in this scenario. Unfortunately for the impala, It’s almost impossible to be watching out 100% of the time.

Thanks Robert for this great blog, the photos and the video . So your readers can take part, at least a bit, in the excitement of such a kill. What great hunter she is.

You’re welcome, Christa. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

Robbie that was an amazing experience to witness. Nkoveni has so much power and strength to bring down a impala ram and hoist it high up in the Marula tree. She is a formidable hunter forsure. Thanks to your guest who took the video and shared it with us.

I’m glad you enjoyed it Valmai, an incredible hunter and mother she is!

Terrific video and photos! Thanks for sharing this with us, Robert Ball!

You’re welcome, Darlene! I’m glad you enjoyed it.

Bravo to the Nkoveni female. That’s really impressive for her size to take down a fully grown Impala male. The accompanying video and your photos really completed your narrative. I hope she was able to hoist it into a tree before it could be stolen.

She didn’t end up hoisting it, she did manage to lead her two cubs back to the kill and proceeded to feed on it until it was pretty much finished anyways.

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Awesome video and blog the hunting skill and strength of the leopard are just incredible. Thank you for sharing this encounter.

You’re welcome, Moira. I’m glad you enjoyed the read!

Amazing strength and agility!

Amazing indeed!

Such an incredible sight to witness, wow! I imagine the adrenaline was pumping for all the viewers for quite some time.

Spot on Chelsea, I struggled to fall asleep that night!

To witness a leopard hunting and then dragging the kill into the bush is such a thrill! They are truly amazing predators. Love the photos!

I’m glad you enjoyed them Lisa, amazing predators they are indeed!

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