On our last safari we decided to explore the Pipartola and surrounding area instead of going behind T1 tigress and cubs at Budhron area where they had made a kill, when we reached the path was laid with leopard pugmarks and suddenly a series of alarm calls grabbed our attention, a leopard suddenly leaped from one bush to another giving us a glimpse of rosetts, we decided to wait and see if it returns, the alarm calls started again after sometime, this time the intensity was even higher and continuous calling could be heard, we waited patiently and were finally delighted to see this beast emerge from the bushes and run around in the grassland.
The terror amongst the herbivores was so high that the alarm calls echoed throughout the grassland.
Striped Hyena (Just a record shot)
Panna National Park
December 2017