When I arrived in Africa in 1994, I was keen to see as much wildlife as possible, but their tracks (or spoor) were a complete mystery to me. I soon found out that a cat track has 3 lobes on the back of the large pad – perfectly displayed in this photo of a resting leopard by my husband Nigel Nicholls.
I knew I would forget this piece of information so I made up this little rhyme “one, two, three, cat up a tree” to remind myself. Even though I don’t need the rhyme anymore, it still pops into my head whenever I see a cat track!
I am guessing I’m not alone in trying to find ways to remember information.
What do you do?
Until next time…