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But I wanted to see whether animals would come to drink and what would
happen. Walking round the hole I came upon the body of a wild pig, obviously
partly eaten by a leopard. The Arachchi agreed with me that the leopard would
probably return to it at dusk and he asked me to shoot it as leopards were
causing destruction among the village cattle who had so far escaped the disease.
We piled up some branches on the ground about three or four yards from the
carcass — the ground ...
Just after dawn next morning, we went out with Engelbrecht in order to give
Hodson a chance to shoot a deer or possibly a bear or leopard. We were walking
slowly in single file, Hodson in front with his rifle, near the rocks when a leopard
crossed our path about 25 yards ahead. Hodson fired and hit the beast for we
found and followed a trail of blood right up to the rocks and into a cave. The cave
had a large entrance about 12 foot long by 20 foot high, but at least half the
entrance was ...
wounded leopard was growling so that we knew it was still alive. Engelbrecht
then cut down a sapling and said that he would climb on to the boulder and poke
the leopard out with the sapling so that I could get a shot at it. I protested that it
was madness, but he said that we could not leave it now and I feebly gave way.
We had with us three of the Game Watchers and I remember at this point
suddenly catching sight of the three men each perched on the top of a small tree,
looking down ...
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