After having not seeing the boys for a while due to a severe shortage of bookings for me, it was great to find Luangwa, having a snooze on the eastern bank of Gowrie Dam

After spending a good amount of time with Luangwa, Kafue pitched up on the scene, startling his dozing brother with his silent arrival.
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There was clearly great elation between the two, having hooked up with each other again and after an affectionate greeting period began to move towards the waters edge, bypassing a thicket, when something attracted Luangwa’s attention.
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The attention turned out to be the shed skin of a black mamba, which did not go unnoticed by Kafue, who began to move over to his brother to investigate what he was so interested in. Luangwa, immediately, expressing his irritation with an indicative hiss towards his brothers’ approach, attempting to slap him, as he got closer to his new discovery.
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After a short squabble each cat ended up with a piece of dried snake skin, which they consumed.
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Once the excitement was over the boys then moved off to the waters edge for a drink and a period of relaxation, which is where we left them to go and enjoy a drink for ourselves
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One of the boys was seen this morning by my guest, from the deck of their room, but we were unable to locate him, in the thick bush opposite their room, but knew he was there due to the constant calling of the local flock of guinea fowl, which I suspect the boys have been sustaining themselves on. It seems as though mom has now left them to their own devices and the difficult road to becoming fully fledged and independent leopards.
Hopefully they will stick to bush chicken and refrain from the potentially hazardous activity of killing snakes on their own.