On the last morning at Duma Tau,
Frank and Marge felt they needed time to reorganize their stuff and Bill still
had the stomach problem that I had recovered
............Lincoln, Theba, and I
went out by ourselves in the big Land Rover that holds eight people!
That's the way to do it. They stopped whenever I wanted to, for as long as
I wanted to, went wherever I wanted to, I could ask all the questions I wanted
to, and we also had fun with them quizzing me on birds. Theba was
particularly pleased that I got steppe eagle as it was the first one of the
season that he had seen. The first thing we spotted was Marge's binocular
case which had apparently fallen out the day before. I was sure a lady
baboon would have a new purse, but it was right there next to the
Besides those wonderful carmine bee
eaters that were in a recent letter, we also saw some lionesses with cubs that
we hadn't seen before. It was a pride that normally stays at Kings Pool
There were several lionesses.
This one is still quite young--see all the spots she still has. The
lionesses were trying to sleep and the cubs were bored.
They practiced being grown up.
Then tried killing elephant dung.
Then they saw one of the older cubs
starting to nap.
He was totally
unaware of the ambush beginning, as he rested from what appears to have been a
large meal the night before.
We watched them for a long time because they were
so cute and so full of mischief. I think the lionesses were sick of their