Tortoise first of the season

Exciting find! The season’s first tortoise. Further on the hiking trail, I saw one of the largest monitor lizards scampering away far too quickly for a photo. I was checking footprints to see whether the wild dogs that visited us previously had perhaps sneaked in again, as they have recently been seen not far from our Reserve. Suddenly a little monitor lizard ran across the road, a rather unusual sighting as they are not often seen and it was the second one to be sighted in one morning. Each day Leopard Walk & Suni-Ridge Reserve have surprises and the reptiles emerging definitely seem to mean that summer is with us now.

A sweet little hingeback baby tortoise.