Friday, October 28, 2011

Cheetah's ostrich kill

Warning: The pictures in this post my offend sensitive visitors

On our game drive at Kuzuko Lodge the ranger told us that the two cheetah on the reserve hadn't eaten for probably a week so the chances were good that we could encounter a kill that morning.  The cheetah have collars on so we were able to track them down quite easily.  The two of them were feeding on a ostrich which they must have killed less than an hour before we got there.  They were stuffed already with tummies looking like big round balls with one lying in the shade a couple of meters away and the other still picking at his food.

I know the pictures are a bit gruesome, but I love them.  They are a bit different from just having a cheetah walking along in the veld or lying in the shade somewhere.  Pity we didn't get there like an hour earlier cause I would love to have seen them pull the ostrich down.

10 comments:

  1. I'm with you. This is very cool and would have been awesome to catch them taking it down.

    Do those look a little like the sausages you BBQ? ;)

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  2. Everybody's gotta eat sometime...
    I agree, though - it would have been cool to see the kill!

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  3. I think he needs to bring in the other cheetah to help him eat!

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  4. They may be gruesome but these are gorgeous photos of the cheetah!

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  5. Gorgeous I just say. I also love you're photo of the lion on you're blog :0) Was in South afrika this summer and having great memories :0)

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  6. Is that normal for them? Once a week feeds?

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  7. Great pics fotos wonderfull, best regard from belgium

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  8. Great photos of the wild animals.

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  9. The big cats only feed every 3 to 5 days or so. The ranger did say that they should be pretty hungry already and that is why he expected there to be a kill.

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  10. I like to see the cats making their kill or feasting on one too. I was fortunate to see that with lions and a cheetah in Kenya. Great pics!

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