(“…we have one of the females,” I answered.)
“I’m afraid the other two are very close, Mate,” Miles interrupted. “Benjamin fired a warning shot a few minutes ago to scare them back some.”
“Yes, I’m afraid the other two will not want to leave without their partner,” Benjamin said. “They are probably moving in to protect it.”
“We need to move this simba away from here. Robert, my Rover is stuck in some mud up your road toward the waterhole,” pointing in that direction. “We have a cage to hold the captured lion until our veterinarian comes to pick it up. Can we borrow your truck to carry the lioness away from here? It is unconscious and secured. I think if we will cage her close to our base camp, the two lions will follow her smell and leave you more safe. I should be able to return your truck tomorrow.”
“Oh, you bet. Glad to help. Need some help getting your Rover?”
“No thanks. Miles has a winch mounted on his, and we’ll grab mine as we go by. We will help you with the remains of Jim Stevens. Any family?”
“No, not that I’m aware of,” Robert answers.
“Me and Benga do it, Bwana. We get simba, then do it,” Makali says.