Head Scout’s daily report
Reporting date: 05.10.2011
The previous night a lion roared around the conservancy. The next morning, the scouts went on patrol and found a carcass of a wildbeest eaten that night. They knew the lion was still around. They found it in one of the croton bushes. During the Afternoon Game drive, Philip and Peter searched for him but in vein. Probably it was still too early. During our sundowener, a pack of spotted hyenas could be herd laughing and calling. We suspected that they had seen a lion or probably had killed something. As it got dark, we wound up our Sundowner and decided to head to the area where the sounds were coming from and true to our imagination, a lion was lying next to the salt lick surrounded by a pack of 13 spotted hyenas. When the lion saw us he stood up and moved around followed by the hyenas. We saw a wound still bleeding and freesh. He was hurt. The hyenas could smell the blood and followed him everywhere he went. Some even tried to attack him but he repulsed them. They followed him and threatened to attack but the lion is the'king of the african bush'. He kept his ground. We had to leave as it was dark. The next day we asked the scouts whether thet saw the lion and yes, it was alive.