|Today we explored the Serengeti. A bushbuck spotted a leopard in a tree
and whistled the alarm. The leopard sat unmoving as the bushbuck kept
whistling "Leopard! Leopard!" in bushbuck. We also saw lions and elephants
so close that I wanted to pass them breathmints. A lion, 3 feet from the
vehicle, looked at us with merciless, hungry eyes. Even though the driver
assured us that lions don't attack cars, we rolled up the windows anyway.
Elephants are another matter and our driver showed them respect. We drove
away from several mother elephants in threatening postures, ears out and
trunks raised. On the way home we passed that leopard again. Sure enough,
the bushbuck was still whistling "Leopard!" every minute. It's good to
know where your enemies are at all times.