It’s been a while folks what with work being a bit manic and then the husband and I heading off to South Africa for a marvellous holiday, but I’m back!
And what pearl of wisdom did I discover during my little break? Diabetes can be an excellent way of attracting leopards.
We’d had a great game drive, we’d seen elephants and rhino, lots of impala and a dung beetle but no luck with the leopard. Our ranger radioed the lodge to let them know we’d be back in 10 mins for breakfast. I decided to be a good diabetic and bolus for breakfast immediately so it had a little time to start working.
I’d delivered 6 units of insulin when the call came over the radio – a leopard had been spotted about 5 minutes from us. This was too good an opportunity to miss, breakfast was cancelled and we set off through the bush to track the leopard. I cancelled the rest of my bolus, had a couple of fruit pastilles and spent the most amazing hour following a leopard as it wandered through the bush.
The moral of the story? If you really want to see something on safari, give up all hope and bolus for breakfast. The chance to cause a hypo is too good for any self respecting leopard to miss and they appear almost immediately!