Been busy all day helping my little son… he is opening two businesses and Dad and Mom are here to help in any way we can.. at present he is utilising my carpentry skills… and it is great to have a saw and drill in my hands once more…
So what have I for today… a little fellow for you to see…. a steenbok…
At the first sign of trouble, steenbok typically lie low in the vegetation. If a predator or perceived threat comes closer, a steenbok will leap away and follow a zigzag route to try to shake off the pursuer. Escaping steenbok frequently stop to look back, and flight is alternated with prostration during extended pursuit. They are known to take refuge in the burrows of Aardvarks.
This pair were quite happy that I was no threat…
You must be thrilled to help your son, just like when he was little. I think that way because my FIL is always happy to oblige my husband’s requests for help with his various home improvement projects. 🙂
Awww, what a furriendly face 🙂 Pawkisses 🙂
Best of luck for your son with the businesses, Rob.
I love the way the steenboks look as if they have a permanent smile on their faces 🙂
Awe, so cute!
Good luck with the new businesses.
Thanks Son is opening a Laundromat and a Barber shop… we are doing the shop fitting for him and then the training for a few months till all is running smoothly… lots of fun…
Oh they are so beautiful…hope the DIY is going well, what a great dad you are Bulldog 😀
My one grand father was a carpenter and the other a blacksmith… so I’m pretty good with steel or wood and had too many businesses of our own not to know what is needed in his shops… hell its good to do this again… been missing it all….
They have the most beautiful little faces. 🙂
Don’t they just…
Aw. They are so cute. Who would want to hurt them? Don’t answer that. There’s a reason I never watch those nature shows… 😉
They do quite well … normally very wide awake and quick to escape… these guys were friendly…
I feel better now.
They look very timid and bright eyed creatures, which must have to be on alert nearly all the time to avoid potential predators. I like the middle photo best of all where the steenbok is enjoying a quiet moment to itself.
Yep Brian they normally take flight when they see you… these ones were quite happy with me looking out the car window at them…
Awww! How gorgeous!
Aaag – so pragtig! Amper lus gevoel en vreet jou fotos op. Hul bly maar die mooiste en grasieuste klein wildbokkies. Hul naam “steen” kom van die woord baksteen, en verwys hoofsaaklik na die rooibruin kleur. (Skuus – 1 punt op vir afrikaans! – eintlik Nederlands)
Nou ek het dit nie geweet nie … baie dankie vir die inligting
What beautiful animals bulldog! Glad you’re spending quality time with your son and feeling useful too. ❤
Thanks Diana,… really enjoying myself
Hi bulldog… I’ve been prowling around your site again, enjoying myself. I love all animals, I love pictures of animals, but the pics of that steenbok is positively adorable. Thanks so much for sharing them with us.
My pleasure and thanks for the prowling…
Do you have a source for Ganja? It sounds like just what I need while I’m waiting for my broken ankle to heal.
Edited your comment to read Ganja the correct spelling of what I was talking about,,, and yes if you want some I know where to get it…. the word as I spelt it is certainly not what I meant… lol…
and the internet says it has fantastic healing powers so maybe its what you need for your ankle…
Very nice images……..such a cute little animal.
I like your little poem about helping your son – very well done, you are just so darn clever with your words! Then you’ve got your photography – man, both, that’s just not fair!!!! 🙂 Love the little fella, beautiful eyes – almost puppy dog eyes.
Thanks Jan.. I love this little buck… caught one by hand once when it did not notice me creeping up on it… (it was a while ago when I was younger and more supple and could creep) when in my arms the sound it made encouraged me to let it go quickly… the sound was like the cry of a baby… nearly broke my heart…
It’s great when we can help our kids, and they really appreciate it. Love your gorgeous pics of the Steenbok. So adorable. 🙂
awwwww. That’s both for parents helping their son and the wonderful little steenboks 🙂
He has such a cute face!
It is a face more than just its mother would love
you are good parents and the steenbok is beautiful!
Really cute; the detail you captured and the expression is just gorgeous.
How big are these guys? Sounds like they’ve taken a lesson from jackrabbits.
(Building stuff is fun! Hope your son realizes how lucky he is)
standing 45–60cm (16″-24″) at the shoulder… thanks
What beautiful animals.
Cute photos! Enjoy the feel of your saw and drill in your hands my friend. 🙂
Thanks Jewels I am…
What cuties! Always nice to be able to help out the ‘little’ kiddies 🙂
Yep he’s my baby… 37 years old…. glad I no longer have to help him blow his nose and wipe his b…..
Got a chuckle out of the title because I’m currently chatting via WhatsApp with a friend in Moscow.
So I’m sitting in America reading a post from South Africa while messaging someone in Russia! How thoroughly 21st Century. Love this new modern world!!
Ps. Love the steenboks too!
Wow now if we had of said we;d be doing that 20 years ago, people would have thought us high on Ganja…. lovely comment… I like it…