Cats near Mata Mata

by David Fitzhugh
(Houston, Tx, USA)

Caracal hiding from a jackal

Caracal hiding from a jackal

Our fist morning drive out from our 3 day stay at this camp provided some nice sightings of some fairly elusive big and small cats. We came across this caracal hunting and then it hid in the grass as a jackal wandered into the area. The wild cat was also in the same area and the lion pair was simply lazing in the shade of tree. Other days provided some other nice sightings but to see these 3 different felines made for a special morning for us.

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May 12, 2012
Super sighting
by: Bob Shepardson

Have to join the crowd. While we have seen and photographed most of the cats a caracal continues to elude us. Good sighting and photograph.

May 11, 2012
So that's what a caracal looks like!
by: Karen

We have never seen a caracal in any of the parks so this is a wonderful sighting!

May 07, 2012
Good sightings
by: Jill

Well done David, I have yet to find a Caracal during the day. I have seen African Wild Cat but never a Caracal, great sighting.

May 06, 2012
Brilliant sighting
by: Mario

The caracal and African wildcat are rare sightings so you did well to see and photograph them!

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