After several minutes of grooming the cat stood up and did a big stretch.
It then proceeded to scamper down the hillside in my directon and then onto the paved path itself before retreating back onto the hill.
Again it came down from the hill, this time crossing the paved path to hunt in the riparian area on the other side. It is amazing at how well these animals blend into the landscape. I watched it pounce and successfully catch a rodent of some kind.
If you look at the picture above carefully you can see the eyes of its prey hanging out of the side of the cat’s mouth.
It then took its meal and crouched in some thick grass while it ate. Shortly thereafter the cat stood up and pounced again, successfully capturing another meal. By this point the last light was dissipating and the wind had turned my fingers numb. It was time for me to go. It felt like it was a lucky day!