Monday, 7 July 2014

Disappearing Snow Leopard

A desolate snow covered landscape
where strong winds blast the rock face
with very little vegetation
what could survive in this cold place ?

This is a harsh environment
steep imposing cliffs meet the ground
where habitats give good camouflage
rare snow leopards maybe found

With lush thick white and yellow fur
marked by ringed spots of black on brown
watching all with such light green eyes
planning to bring their next prey down

Snow leopards have beautifully long tails
paws adapted to walk on deep snow
able to ambush unsuspecting prey
by chasing down before the fatal blow

Mostly active between dawn and dusk
this silent big cat that can`t roar
solitary by nature, `til breeding
their survival we must ensure

Sadly these majestic creatures
are becoming such a rare sight
with the loss of their range and hunting
this means they are losing their fight

© Lissie Bull 2014 

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