Leopards of the Night
Hoping for her first big break, aspiring nature filmmaker Emmy Seeker was screening her new film on African leopards for a
packed audience of well-known producers, directors, and movie stars. The footage showed a solitary leopard hauling its freshly
killed prey, a large Puku with bright red blood dripping down its neck, up a tree.
"This is the first time leopards have been filmed hunting on a moonless, pitch-black night," Emmy boasted.
"No, it's not," responded a producer in the audience. "And this screening is over, because you're a fake!"
What made the producer say that?
(Check out this week's website, Leopards of the Night. It's
packed with helpful hints.)
There is no such animal as a Puku..
Leopards can't carry large prey up a tree.
Leopards hunt and eat their prey in groups, not alone.
Leopards hunt only in the daytime.
If it had been a truly pitch-black night, the blood dripping down the Puku's neck in
Emmy's footage could not have looked "bright red."