Sean Watson

Sehudi’s Domain

On one occasion, as one of our vehicles was driving from water hole to water hole doing water-pump maintenance, they came across a duckling wandering around the riverbed. It seemed alone and unattended so they brought it home. The Leroo-La-Tau family took it in and raised it, just like we had done with the mongoose […]

Hobson’s or van Wyk’s Choice

Hobson’s or van Wyk’s Choice Lioness skidding to a stop, Nxai Pan

The campsite at Leroo-La-Tau was located on the inside of a very sharp bend in the river resulting in it being low-lying on the gently sloped banks of the riverbed and the channel was also incredibly narrow at that point and the cliffs on the opposite bank were sharp and high. Probably also due to the sharpness of […]

Salé, the Father of Lions

Salé, the Father of Lions Lion choosing springbok from the herd

It was from our own observation and from Graham’s research that we found out that the lions in the LLT area did not live in the traditional pride system within territories, but rather as individuals or in small bonded sisterhood groups in home ranges. Territories are defended, Home ranges are preferred hunting areas where other […]

Joe Comes to Help Out

During our build of the lodge, we had family members join in for breaks in their normal work schedules. Leroo-La-Tau was always a place of excitement and somehow it never failed to fire up the desires in people to get involved. There was a period of time when Joe came up to help out.

Meeting of 2 Families (Part 5) – A Lion Family Visit

Meeting of 2 Families (Part 5) – A Lion Family Visit Lions playing, Botswana

A Meeting of 2 Families (Part 5) Sometime during this same holiday, Britt and I woke up to an incredibly strange sound. It was just before sunrise and the sky was already turning. If you looked out the window you could just see and everything had a blue tinge to it. Our little room didn’t […]

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