Sometimes the most remarkable sightings happen in the least expected places. The garden for instance. Now I must add that I do not live out in the absolute wilds anymore but I have the likes of Egyptian cobra, Narina Trogon and a wide variety of other creatures in my garden and in the hills at the back, even Leopard.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Daybreak announces a respite from the dangers of the night yet this male Impala remains vigilant.
Spotted Hyena shortly after a mid morning drink and bath.
And I always find it very encouraging to see the large raptors - an indication of a still (largely) intact ecosystem.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
An incredible sighting we had a while ago of some very rarely seen predation. Although it is known that small birds can get stuck in the webs of the Golden Orb web spider I cannot find any confirmed report that the spider actually fed on it. We found this freshly dead little Blue Waxbill one evening entangled in the web of the Spider and was astounded to see the large female actually bite into the wing of the bird and proceed to feed on it.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
And just to round off the predator sightings, two male Cheetah decided to hunt down a young Wtaerbuck around camp only to settle for Impala later that afternoon.