As we are going into winter with colder and longer evenings, and together with that the shorter grass, we have been fortunate the past couple of days to have seen quite a variety of nocturnal animals.  The other night we came across two honey badgers playing around, a very special sighting as they can be hard to spot and I haven’t seen one in months!  As we drove past a waterhole, we found a caracal drinking water.  He was extremely relaxed, and we were able to watch him for a while.  Just before we arrived back at the lodge, a civet also crossed the road, and while trying to look for it, two porcupines came walking down the road.  I am looking forward to what the rest of winter might have in store for us.

By: Maggie Bester – River Lodge Ranger

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