The goat was staked out in a place where the professional hunter and I could watch it from about 300 yards away. If a cheetah showed up, I would stalk it. The strategy seemed too simple to work, but it did. At daylight the morning after we positioned the goat, we spotted a big male cheetah circling the cage, wondering how he could get to the prize. A slight breeze and the soft sand worked in my favor, and I reached my shooting position 25 minutes after first spotting the animal. Unfortunately, the sun had come up beyond the cat just as I was preparing to shoot. I stopped to consider whether I should wait until the sun moved higher so I could take better aim. The cheetah looked in my direction; I felt sure he had seen me behind the camel thorn tree where I stood some 25 yards away. Hungry and stubborn, however, he averted his eyes again to contemplate the problem of the caged goat. I stepped out, drew, sighted and shot. The big cat ran about 20 yards before dropping.