Safari School Big Cats And Mice

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Safari School - Big Cats and Mice

Date: 11th June 2006

Today, we were taken out to do some tracking with electronic equipment. On our way to the venue, we were extremely fortunate to be able to watch a Serval make a kill. Andrew told us that he was making a study of the Serval and had very rarely seen it. We observed it for a long time as it hunted in the long grass and eventually made it's kill of a 'mouse'. After we left the Serval we came across a Cheetah - came across is hardly the correct word as she did have a monitoring collar whose frequency we could pick up. She was a glorious animal - seeking her cub. One of her cubs had been taken by lion and whilst she was being fitted with her collar, her remaining cub had disappeared. We tracked her for quite some time and watched her as she lazed in the grass. Andrew told us about Sigmoid's graph which is the viability of predator and prey - two parallel lines. You must get the equation correct otherwise you do not have sustainability of the species. Our truck stalled so we had to get out and push thus obliterating much of the cheetah spoor, as she'd walked along the road earlier.

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