I have to confess a warm feeling towards our African Buffalo (Cyncerus caffer). That's probably because I've never been chased by one. I've tended to see them from the safety of a vehicle or, if on foot, from a sufficiently comfortable distance (with plenty of climeable trees close by). So I enjoyed the last few weeks where I saw them on a few occasions and recorded them on my camera-traps.
The mood was slightly different the following morning when we went for a walk with armed rangers. A couple of old bulls suddenly crashed through the undergrowth giving us something of an adrenaline moment. But they soon ran off and we were reminded that the African bush is not the place to be too complacent.
I picked up buffalo on a camera-trap a few days later at a water-hole. I'd set the camera low down to hopefully catch some small carnivores and, as luck would have it, recorded mostly legs of herbivores. I just like the feel of this one...
And then a few days later where the bufalo seemed to be a little possessive about the water resource:
And lastly, just a couple of days ago, where a small herd peacefully wandered past one of my cameras:
So, its been a couple of good weeks for me and buffs - and I still like them.