The African Buffalo.. A most dangerous specie…

The African Buffalo, no relation to the cattle breeds, is a most dangerous animal. They live in big herds, with younger bulls as their protectors. The breeding bulls, the older males often roam in small groups of three or four and will join the herd at breeding times. these Bulls are the sort after trophies of hunters, a fearsome animal to tackle. It has been known to attach hunters that are following the wounded; the Lion have learnt that they take on a dangerous animal when deciding to make one a meal…

A video published on YouTube attests to this and I add a link, watch it, it may appear cruel at times but that is nature, don’t switch off it ends happily with the downed Buffalo returning to the herd.

I have been up close to a few of these and although they look docile and tame, they can turn ugly in a second. An animal one must be very wary of, that head of horn is as hard as steel, and the curved horns have been the demise of many a big Lion, and for that matter man as well.

The link to YouTube a great heart wrenching, followed by heart warming ending.. 

Only 67 million odd have watched this video, so maybe you have already seen it…

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My Dogs.. I love them everyone.

I own a pack of dogs, and always have, they have always treated me better than anyone else, and love me unconditionally..

The youngest one “Bartjie” is his name, is my wife’s dog, and was at her side (even on the bed) whilst she went through her last cancer episode. He knew when she was not at her best and would follow her everywhere. The first to greet her on returning from a chemo session, a lick behind the ear his form of greeting. then on the bed with her, and there he’d stay unless she arose for something.

The other three, belong to me, and cats have no chance with them, if they can they will follow them up a tree as you can see below..

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An Elephant for Breakfast…..

These photos were sent to me by email, so they are already public property and can claim no copy right and I post them here for you to see…

Never invite an Elephant for Breakfast….

I am not sure where these are taken but a good guess would be Botswana, and even stick my neck out and say possibly…… Chobe…

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Rietvlei Dam and a few more Birds and a Duck.. A Cats eye?

I have put the names of the birds on the photos for easier identification…..

Same Duck the Yellow-billed Duck different dams, notice the colour difference of the two waters?

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The Fiscal Flycatcher came to see if I had flies around me……………

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The Ground scraper Thrush came to look at us and then ran around on the greenery…….

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                                       A Cats eye, what’s it doing here, looking at all the birdies…….

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