I'd eaten yogurt for a late breakfast after my morning game drive in the Kruger National Park. I put the yogurt container in the trash bin on the porch then dived back into my novel. A sly and very quiet vervet monkey crept in and grabbed the yogurt container out of the trash bin before I even knew he was there.
Since he found one treasure on my porch, I knew he'd be back to seek more and would probably bring reinforcements. From years of going on safari solo and facing
I was visiting Kruger National Park in South Africa alone and had spent the hottest part of the day prior at the pool in camp. There happened to be another girl at the pool who was also alone. During our chat she told me she was doing ant research in the park which I found fascinating. She also told me the harrowing story of hearing a leopard bark while in the bush checking her ant traps that morning. “A leopard bark?” I questioned. I never knew a leopard barked. My new