A leopard recently entered a lodge’s restaurant full of guests trying to hunt a bushbuck.
Leopard enters restaurant in Sabi Sands
Yes, the sighting filmed at the Singita Ebony Lodge in Sabi Sands in South Africa shows the leopard walking around the restaurant.
According to Latest Sightings, the video was filmed by Erika Wiese and her friend Marie-Louise Kruger who were busy enjoying their breakfast with other guests when they spotted the leopard.
“The rest of the family had gone to their rooms to rest before the afternoon game drive. Vervet monkeys are one of the best ways to know there is a predator around, by listening to their alarm calls. This particular morning, vervet monkeys alerted us to the presence of a leopard that made its way onto the upper deck, crossed the lower deck and then made its way from the lodge to remain undetected.
It is said that the leopard was seen stalking a bushbuck in the riverbed in front of the lodge earlier.
“Singita’s staff is well-trained to deal with encounters of this kind and have strict safety protocols in place to ensure the safety of both staff and guests in these situations, we were, therefore, able to remain calm, silent and in awe of the beautiful creature that was so close to us.
“We felt complete awe, reverence, respect and gratitude. What a rare experience to have such an encounter with a leopard. The situation proved that wildlife and people can live and interact with each other in harmony and respect. It was as if the leopard knew that for this instance, it was in the human’s territory.”
The sighting ended with the leopard strolling calmly away from the deck area and out of sight towards the bushbuck..
“This was extremely rare for me and all I can say to someone in that situation is to stay calm and respectful.”
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