|Did you ever ponder how to weigh a leopard, who is close to 6 months old?
It's not likely that Bhagya will sit down on the scale voluntarily - like your own well-behaved cat might do - and will keep sitting there as long as it takes for me to figure out his weight.
But it is like this that Bhagya
|snitches one of my new leather gloves,
looks at me challengingly,
and gnaws at the glove.
The cheeky fellow !
Hence, I have to catch him first.
This is not easy at all since - as you can see - he is in a much more playful mood.
|"Come, Bhagya, come!" Was this chicken I try to lure him with, he would certainly not hesitate. But now he climbs his machan and keeps lying there for some time to lick his paw.|
"Hey come on, Bhagya !"
|But then he reconsiders, comes down via the tree trunk and jumps ...|
... onto the scale.
However, he does not keep sitting there of course, but rolls onto his back and stretches his legs into the air. When I attempt to grab him, he escapes and jumps on top of his den and back to the tree trunk again.
... and finally I can stand on the scale with him.
Bhagya enjoys chewing my hair, while I try to figure out our weight:
He weighs 12 kg and has gained 5 kg in eight weeks.