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Ntomi 3:3 Male

Ntomi 3:3 Male

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Kate Arthur

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After a few years of working in the world of economic consulting, Kate’s love of adventure, wilderness and sense of curiosity led her to move away from the city and join the Londolozi guiding team. It was amidst her years of studying politics, ...

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on Exciting Afternoon With The Ntomi Male

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Too bad for the piglet, but I’m glad the Ntomi male was able to catch himself a nice snack. Lucky for you and your guests that you were able to watch the whole scene unfold. I think I would have had to cover my ears. 🙉

What a fantastic sighting, Kate! Just when you think you’ve had a wonderful sighting and are ready to head off… always amazes me how they can appear to be very relaxed and casual one minute, then switch to full hunting mode in the blink of an eye. Ntomi is one of my favourites, as I’ve been fortunate enough to see him several times from when he was a cub. I’m hoping he might still be around when I come back in November.

I know that warthogs are most appreciated by leopards and this time he had effortlessly caught his small prey… sorry for the piglet, at last leopards are the “merciful ” killers, suffocating their prey quickly before eating them. This is one of the reasons why I prefer them to the other carnivores, besides many other qualities all embedded by the magnificent Ntomi male. Any view of him must be a wonder. Thanks for it

Kate, great video to the Ntomi male hoisting his kill up the tree. Just another example that life in the bush is very fragile.

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Lucky guests , unlucky warthog

Being at the right spot at the right moment! Such good luck to see him catch a piglet, though I am also sorry for the poor little guy. Thanks for this great blog, Kate

What an exciting drive! Ntomi is always fun to watch. Wish I’d been there, Kate!

The Ntomi male is my favorite young male leopard and I love looking at photo’s of him. He is such a stunning leopard and a good specimen. It just goes to show how quick he was to take the opportunity to kill one of the warthog right in front of the Land Rovers. Well done with the video of him taking his kill up the tree. Always a great achievement to see the Ntomi male and especially if he has a kill.

He’s my fave…such a gorgeous boy! That was a good sized piglet! Must have been a hard first time for your new guest w/ warthogs making quiet a racket compared to say, an impala 🙁

What an exciting drive for your first timers, a magnificent male leopard catching a warthog piglet! Ntomi is continuing to look strong and well fed, indicating he’s a good hunter, and thankfully he’s still around the reserve. Thanks for the update.

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