Lion kill on S114

by Heila van der Merwe
(Nelspruit)

Lioness at kill

Lioness at kill

Lioness at kill
Male lion digging into the kill
Vultures taking over
Vultures feeding

On one of my drives I saw this giraffe that was killed by lions during the night. The giraffe was right next to the road and I could see the scrape marks on the road where the giraffe slipped when chased by the lions. The lions were lying in the bush after eating but during the day they came one by one to have another piece of the carcass. I went back there every day and by the fourth day the vultures took over.

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Nov 03, 2010
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Nice clear shots!
by: Candice

It's not often that visitors get such a clear view of the action - well done!

Oct 19, 2010
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Right place
by: Jennifer

Right place at the right time for such a great sighting. This type of sighting dose not come around very often, so you need to enjoy every minute of it and take loads of pics. I love the first pic with the lioness looking over the kill. Great shot Heila.

Oct 19, 2010
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This is what I call a safari!
by: Mario

We don't like driving around aimlessly day after day so to find a sighting like this and camp there for four days - superb! Well done Heila.

Oct 19, 2010
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Very nice sighting!
by: Henry

What a great sighting and so close to the road!

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