There is something very special about seeing an African Wild Cat. Its always exciting, however it is also usually a very short sighting. On this occasion we had just left the lodge in search of a leopard that had been sighted earlier in the day. Suddenly one of my guests shouted "Wait, wait...Stop!" and happily I did and out of the corner of my eye over my left shoulder, I saw the small cat running through the undergrowth with its kill in its mouth! The vehicle went from slowly slowing down to dead stopped instantly. The gorgeous cat stopped not 15m away from us in clear sight as it dropped it's dwarf mongoose kill to the ground. What followed was one of the most stable African Wild Cat sightings of my career. For many guests from around the world this is no where near as exciting as seeing a leopard but for us bush folk, this is what it's all about! Even Jack, my tracker, with 23 years experience was transfixed.
People sometimes ask if my job ever gets boring. I always view this is as a rather rhetorical question.