Photo of the Day: Leopard in Mala Mala, South Africa

Taken June 15, 2009

Because today is the long-anticipated start date of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa and the mascot is a leopard, here is a real live one chowing down on the last remnants of a baboon at Mala Mala Game Reserve in South Africa.  Not to be confused with the other time we saw a leopard chowing down at night!

For anyone interested I plan to cheer for Team USA this year- I am usually unpatriotic and cheer for anyone-but-the-US in international sporting on the grounds that we throw so much money at sports it’s a much greater achievement if someone from a small country wins, but this is arguably the one competition where we are the underdog!  Either way best of luck to South Africa in hosting, though I’ve no doubts that one of my favorite countries on the planet is capable of pulling off a spectacular job.

4 responses to “Photo of the Day: Leopard in Mala Mala, South Africa

  1. Nice! You cheer for USA, that is only fair. But I understand about cheering for ‘odd’ countries. My South African support is always strong because I lived there for 40 years plus, but being Irish and married to an Englishman, I suppose I have to cheer for England tonight!!

  2. Hello, yes you are entitled to cheer for the USA when they play England. But I understand the fact that you have cheered and supported other countries in the past.
    I have a different but similar situation, in that I am Irish, lived 40 years plus in South Africa and now am married to an Englishman and living in the UK. So I suppose it will be England I cheer for tonite!! Good Luck!! Betty.

  3. Hi Betty, glad to hear others understand the pull to cheer for odd countries! Was a wicked game, though I’m certain you guys can’t be happy about your goalie. 🙂


  4. All I can say is poor man! His only consellation is that he will get in the history books of football!

    Love you blog , speak soon. Betty.

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