Serval sighting

Ian and I are so excited! When we were walking this morning in the foothills of the Drakensberg, we saw an adult serval. The serval was sitting on his haunches then it stood up and swished his tail, we watched in awe at this unusual sighting! When the serval realised that we could see him/her it turned and bounded into the grass. On the way back from our walk, very close to where we had seen it we heard either a call from the serval or its cubs – it was a short sound, so we looked in the book and the book said how – how – how

We have seen fresh scat every now and then on the road so we knew serval were on the estate but to see one during the day was amazing!

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5 Responses to “Serval sighting”

  1. Jennie says:

    This is such a good story. Thank you for sharing it with us, so it’s not only us on game reserves that get to see some of Africa’s beautiful cats!

    Hope this encourages you to keep walking those beautiful hills!

  2. Fiona says:

    The serval enjoy hunting for wild rabbits and franklins.

  3. Trailsafari says:

    so now you know what causes the franklins to suddenly fly up “for no apparent reason”!

  4. Jennie says:

    I got my turn to see a serval last Friday! I went for an early morning run through the Cathkin Estate and almost at the end of my run, a scrub hare bounded out of the grass straight in front of me! When I went into the house, Pieter told me to quickly take a look on the bank directly across from our patio – there was a Serval! he had been watching it for quite some time, it had pounced on a Vlei rat about 4m away, ate it and was still hunting…

  5. Trailsafari says:

    The scrub hare was running away from the Serval which is why it bounded directly out into the open in front of Jennie!