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Leopard Attack | by john atte kiln
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Leopard Attack

On a safari in Zambia, came across blood on the ground underneath a lone tree. The guide told us to look up and there was a kill draped over a branch, a baboon, with disturbingly human-like hands. A leopard kill, fresh, because blood was still dripping. He traced the path back to where the fight had happened. A few hundred yards away there were signs of a scuffle and lots of blood. This is where the actually kill happened, he said. Half a mile away we came across a very disturbed troop of baboons. The guide found claw marks on one of the trees, where the troop had been. The alpha male had come forward to defend his family, but was easily defeated, and that was why the troop were so disturbed just afterwards. These are a scanned film photographs from the 1990s.

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Taken in June 2001