James Miller


Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Big Cat Diary


I was watching this on BBC on Sunday night, when they showed a piece where a cheetah was protecting her five cubs from a lion. They don't like each other.

Here's what I said in Travels With My Celia(c), whilst I was on holiday in the same area.

In one incident we were returning to camp and saw two lionesses stalking a herd of Thomson’s gazelle. Just as they were about to strike, a cheetah spoiled their supper, by tripping and killing a gazelle. To say the lions were angry was an understatement and only by using its speed, did it escape being killed.

We tend to think that animals are cuddly and have nice temperaments. Pet bunnies might be like that, but there are no rules in the wild.


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