Tag Archives: animal behaviour

The Chase

[At the end of this post is a video covering the most interesting action sequence.] Often one spends hours scanning the bush in the hopes of sighting a big cat. Occasionally, one gets lucky and they literally come walking down the road. At first this beautiful cheetah looked like it just was taking a mid-morning walk on a […]

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The Stalker

Interesting animals sightings in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park are a matter of luck and also timing. Earlier in the day a family of lions had strolled up onto a dune overlooking the Kij Kij waterhole (see Kgalagadi map here). Settling down on the top of the dune, between some shrubs they were just furry blobs which occasionally […]

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Cat in a crook

As we were driving along on a dusty road on a cold, windy day in the Kalahari, Willie’s eye caught this African Wild Cat in the crook of a tree . . . Actually, he saw less than this. He saw only a lump of fur. It was only when he stopped that the cat […]

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Not your everyday occupational hazard!

Hannah was first featured on this blog in a post called How Hannah got her Peanut “back”,  about her role in raising a baby rhino. Now she’s back to tell another personal story about the occupational hazards of working with wild animals in a game reserves, and the worries that she, as a Reserve Ecologist’s […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

Early morning in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (in the Kalahari). Three lions striding purposefully forward, towards a herd of Wildebeest.  To select their next meal. As it turned out the Wildebeest were quickly on to the lions (they weren’t being very sneaky about it!), and made an escape. To join in the fun go to: […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Kiss

The closest to a kiss two birds with scimitar-like beaks can get. This photo was taken at sunset (hence the orange/pink glow) on Valentine’s Day 2011. The birds are Hadeda Ibis (Bostrychia hagedash). To join in the fun go to Weekly Photo Challenge: Kiss

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Rosie’s new blog

Our dog Rosie now has her own blog! From  Life with a Neurotic Cat . . . So why would I, a dog, want to have my own blog? I suppose I could say “because I can”, but it’s more than that. I’m a smart and opinionated dog, and since Lisa (female human) won’t let […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Love

Even though it is dangerous to attribute human emotions to animals, I think the word “love” can be applied to animal relationships too. Not everything is purely a protective instinct to ensure the survival of the family group. Hyenas must be some of the ugliest, meanest animals in the African bush, but they are the […]

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The Jet-set Puppy goes on a diet

Rosie (AKA The Jet-set Puppy), has always been a sturdy looking dog. Or as somebody once described her: “a chunky pup”. Chunky looked good on her when she was a puppy. It made her look like a healthy little bear cub. But as our vet told us when we recently took Rosie for her annual […]

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How Hannah got her Peanut “back”

[Title courtesy of Willie – who thought it sounded better than “How Hannah found her Peanut again – maybe . . .”!] One of the things I love about blogging, is that I sometimes get comments or emails from people who have a personal connection to one of my stories. Recently, Hannah wrote to me […]

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