Out of sequence, but the leopard was pretty exciting, so we'll take a look at that before we move on to our more average animal sightings.
Young leopard, resting in a tree for the day. They do blend in. It is a wonder anyone can see them, but apparently there are places in the park where you are more likely to see them. This particular tree is a favorite hang out, and we were fortunate.
We paused here for a bit to watch the leopard, which involved turning the engine off. It did not start, which really did make me twitchy, but in this case, it eventually started on its own, so we did not have to figure out how to get the thing going. The starter problem was worrisome, but, at least we were in a largish sort of park where we could radio for help if we needed it.
And, I'll leave you with an ostrich. I've never seen one in the wild before, so I thought it was pretty cool.
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