- Frodo, alpha male
This clip begins with Goblin climbing a tree trunk
with a part of a bushbuck, earlier stolen from a baboon.
Following Goblin up the tree is Frodo (the Alpha Male)
and Fifi (his mother). We can see that Fifi’s
bottom is swollen.
Up in the tree branches there is some activity and
we can see that Fifi now has the meat. Frodo takes the
meat, breaks it in half and allows Fifi the other half.
This generosity is uncommon, particularly because Frodo
as the Alpha male does not have to share. It is suspected
that Frodo does share with Fifi because she is his mother.
On the ground below we see an infant who was lucky
enough to get a piece of hide. Although there is no
meat, surely this fragment contains some scent and taste
of blood and meat. Infants are terribly fascinated with
hunting and try desperately to become involved. Any
fragment received is a cherished possession and will
likely be taken with them throughout the day and played
with as a toy.