29 July 2007

Impala fawn

The rugged beauty of the bush at a safari lodge near Graaff Reinet, Eastern Cape.

The area is full of game but coming across this little guy one morning was a real treat. An Impala fawn left at the side of the road by his mother, while she went off to graze. Mommy said stay, so he was not going anywhere. That is part of their survival technique. When they get older a few does will be left in charge of a group of youngsters while the rest of the troop goes out to graze.

Reunited with mommy later on in the morning

No comments: