Beho Beho Bushblog – Salum – 9 September

When we woke up this morning the sky was very dark. When it got to about seven thirty it started raining. A big herd of Buffalo and Wildebeest were on the plains near the big Baobab (Christopher tree). Their aim was to come for a drink at the Msine near to our look out Banda. They had stopped there for about half an hour, then they decided to go back. They didn’t go to drink. I was going to The Treehouse (our beautiful bush camp) to see what had happened after the rains. Just before the Msine crossing I saw one hyena and after about twenty meters I saw another big herd of buffalo run from the Msine valley and cross the road in front of the vehicle. When I was watching them I heard the Buffalo distress calling. I went to see what happened and I saw two Lionesses killing a Buffalo. It wasn’t an easy kill because the Buffalo was an adult female and two Lionesses were not enough. The bad thing is they didn’t suffocate the buffalo; it just died from bleeding and pain. One Lioness was biting on the back of the neck and another on the pelvis. We watched them for about ten minutes till they pulled down the buffalo and one Lioness went to get the cubs and the other opened the stomach and removed the stomach contents and buried them. Then the other female came with two cubs and the cute cubs started eating while the adults were resting on the shade.

 

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One Response to Beho Beho Bushblog – Salum – 9 September

  1. Sherri Costello says:

    Could’ve done without that last shot!!!! Poor thing…..

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