Caption This #5

The winner of Caption This #5, by popular vote, is Laura from Unlikely Explanations with the caption: “Okay, just a little to the left … a little more … there! That’s the itchy spot!”  Congratulations Laura!

Also see the previous winners at the Caption This Winners Gallery.

The setting: Close to a waterhole in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. In a previous post I featured a little movie which showed Blue Wildebeest (also known as a Brindled Gnu – pronounced “noo” or “new”) coming to a waterhole to drink. In it you can see how they approach in single file, and then fan out as they get close to the waterhole. This is standard for Blue Wildebeest when travelling between two points – they like to move in single file (I’ll discuss that further in a future post). What happened here is that one Wildebeest was determined to continue “walking the line” and when he came across another Wildebeest standing across the “path” he started to ram it out of the way. Instead of doing something logical – like stepping around it.

“Okay, just a little to the left … a little more … there! That’s the itchy spot!" Caption by: Laura from Unlikely Explanations ©LB/

You only get to vote once. Because I’m not sure if enough people will vote, I’m allowing people to pick their top TWO (2) choices. You can (theoretically) vote for yourself, but please only do so if you are convinced yours is the best caption!


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3 Comments on “Caption This #5”

  1. October 24, 2011 at 5:41 pm #

    This was hard, because I really liked the comment about the itchy spot, as well. Great selection, Lisa.

  2. November 6, 2011 at 11:53 am #

    Yay – well done Laura! (again 🙂 )


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