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Landela does it again


David Youldon

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On the night of 24th March the 4Ls of Landela, Lokothula, Langa and Ltalo went out on a Night Encounter.

The four were extremely active and we considered for a time that their playfulness would detract from the business at hand; hunting.

After 20 minutes or so the brothers calmed down and led us at a determined pace through the long grass.

A herd of wildebeest were spotted and all four instantly went into stalking position. Landela took advantage of a road with long grass between him and the herd to conceal a full charge from 150 metres away that intercepted the herd as it ran away from the other brothers who were making a more direct and visible charge.

As the herd cut towards the road Landela was lying in wait easily taking a sub-adult. Ltalo came within inches of taking down an adult before settling for sharing the young wildebeest with his three brothers.

Text book stuff that brings Landela’s kill total to six; and they are only 22 months old.

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