Thandi and her cub were lying relaxed next to a log. Thandi was trying to sleep while her cub was far more energetic. Thandi’s daughter thus leaped and jumped all over her mother, fighting with her tail and pretending to mock pounce on her multiple times. Thandi tolerated this behavior, despite looking quite tired.
Later, around sunset, the two moved off down the road, zigzagging through the bush. The cub played while following Thandi, attacking leaves and bushes while Thandi waited for her distracted daughter to catch up.. The two then disappeared into the bushes, vanishing from sight under the setting sun.
This morning, Thandi had a confrontation with Tingana, who moved into her territory. Thandi was quite unhappy with the other cat’s intrusion and snarled warnings at him multiple times. However, she didn’t risk a confrontation with the other cat and moved off, allowing Tingana to steal her kill. Thandi and her cub were found again early in the morning near a densite, having moved from the area to possibly get away from Tingana’s presence. The cub was energetic again, playing with Thandi’s tail while her mom tried to rest.