"This walking safari really highlighted the skill of our tracker. Without him, we wouldn't have even found, let alone been able to help this injured rhino."
With the help of our incredible tracker who really was the living embodiment of a bloodhound, we moved through the bush, following broken grasses and the occasional tell tale blood spoor. In rocky areas the tracking became harder and the tracker had to cast himself in an arc to regain the line and then we were off again, picking up pace through the more open country and slowing warily where the vegetation became more dense.
Eventually we saw the boulder-like back of the rhino just ahead of us in the long grass and could hear his ragged breathing. We took a GPS marker and returned to the truck so we could make the final approach without getting trampled to death. From the relative security of the Land Cruiser we could get within twenty feet of the enormous bull and see a huge tear in the beast’s flank. Ox peckers clustered around the rent in his side. We called in the vets and they got to work, first tranquillising the rhino and then stitching his thick flesh back together.
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