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Tracking Treasure down!

Tracking Treasure down!

This morning Maggie and I had set out on the task of finding the Adult Male lion… Soon after setting off we found the first tracks and started following them.  In and out, up and down!  A little while later we saw that the two adult female lions had joined up...
Bushman’s Poison Bulb

Bushman’s Poison Bulb

Bushman’s Poison Bulb The Bushman’s Poison Bulb, (Amaryllis districha Linne 1782 or Buphane districhia), flowers beautiful clusters of reddish/pink flowers for about a week and a bit just before the first rains every spring – round about the end of September...
Marabou Stork

Marabou Stork

The name Marabou Stork means ‘Ugly Old Man’.  It’s a very common bird in the area, and is also one of the biggest flying birds.  It weighs about 9,5 kg and its wingspan is about 2.9 metres. The Marabou Stork is a familiar scavenger at a kill.  Their...
African Rock Python

African Rock Python

Last night on the way into a leopard sighting I was way-laid by a beautiful sight. There, in the headlights of another vehicle, was my favorite species of snake, an African Rock Python, Python natalensis. River Lodge Ranger Maggie and I both had huge smiles on our...

Oxpeckers

  What are their roles and what do they do on mammals?   It is believed that there is a mutually beneficial relationship between the mammal and the oxpecker, removing parasites in exchange for a vigilance system, and flying up and alerting the animal of the presence...
African Harrier Hawk (Gymnogene)

African Harrier Hawk (Gymnogene)

African Harrier Hawk (Gymnogene) The clown of the raptors, the African Harrier Hawk is often seen hanging upside down from a branch of a tree flapping its wings or scrambling along branches and sticking its legs into holes. Adults are dark grey, with yellow legs and...

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