A nightly visitor to the boma at Gwala Gwala camp in the Klaserie reserve, this somewhat habituated large-spotted genet (Genetta tigrina) has become a regular attraction. With young to feed, she makes a regular scheduled call, looking in on guests enjoying a fireside meal, hoping that there might be a morsel of fruit reserved for her before disappearing into the night on her regular rounds searching out her more typical prey of rodents, reptiles, birds, fruit and invertabrates.

Klaserie reserve, South Africa


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  • ChrisCoombes
    ChrisCoombesover 3 years ago

    Great close up Dan

  • Thanks Chris. She’d grown quite used to being around people although not tame, so actually just sat there and posed for me. Was a magic experience!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtover 3 years ago

    great close-up of your nightly visitor in this shot Dan, she’s looking really gorgeous… i thought she must have had babies hidden somewhere, from your previous photo

  • These close up moments are something else! Thanks for the comments as always Carol.

    – Dan MacKenzie

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