We were snapping a cute herd of waterbuck when the guide noticed something odd about one of them. Through his binoculars he saw a snare - the wire still attached round the waterbuck's neck. Not a pretty sight but it seemed at least that the snare hadn't cut into the neck area - no sign of blood - even so, it was a nasty reminder that even in the safari heaven that is Honeyguide and Manayleti, dark deeds continue.
The guide duly reported the incident and, hopefully, a vet was going to try to locate the animal, dart it and remove the wire snare.
|I was reasonably happy with this quick pan shot of a male waterbuck trotting into cover. |
(1/13s @ f36, ISO 125)
|This is an old female waterbuck doing what they do best: hang out near water. |
We drove past and took a few snaps and she was still there when we
returned 30 mins later, enjoying the water
or just so old she no longer cared if we were a threat!