on the prowl

Lions are fascinating creatures. One minute they’re lazing in the grass and the next they’re off on the prowl – before deciding a nap is time better spent. We followed this pair of females for almost an hour today. It seemed at the time that they might be hot on the trail of something edible. (I won’t lie: I was hoping for a high-speed pursuit followed by a view to a kill.) Turns out “the hunt” was just a search for a better patch of shade: after a burst of acutely measured activity these two lady lions cooled their paws in the grass and settled in for a snooze.


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