Saturday, September 24, 2011

Lion does the catty paddle!

This was the most extraordinary sight we saw during our safari - and it was on our first morning too!Lions detest water so we watched in astonishment when this male stepped into the swollen Talek River. Look out for the full story of his escapade in my column in the Yorkshire Post today.The river was in full spate and he lost his footing half way across and had to paddle fiercely against strong currents. As he emerged on the other bank, he shook himself down and strode across the plains as if he owned the place.

We tried to cross the river at the same spot a few days later, but were less successful.

We were stuck for half an hour!

1 comment:

  1. Nice photos. A great adventure with many painting opportunities for sure