The morning drive on the 7th of July 2010 was one of my best during my 14 years in the bush. We found the Olifants west pride early morning and while following them we saw that Big Boy, the territorial male, was in a foul mood busy fighting with his 3 young 4 year old sons. While this was going on the rest of the pride were stalking some waterbuck and one crashed into a small tree while running away. He got up and ran off, but was so dazed that one of the lionesses managed to catch him. All the lions ran towards the kill, but when Big Boy arrived he was infuriated when he saw his 3 young sons also trying to feed. He immediately chased them away and the early morning air reverberated with his roars to intimidate them even further.
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