Entertaining squirrels of the Kalahari….

Just some more photos continuing on the theme of Fridays post…

“Oh, Oh, who’s that behind me..???……”

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“Hello hello hello… what have we here?? A camera with a face attached to it…”

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“Think I’ll dig a new hole… hope the wife keeps out of it this time…”

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“Damn here she comes..”

“Hey Hubby.. digging a new hole…. let me help…”

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“Get out the way… you are making a mess of this… let me show you how…”

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“Gone off sulking again… will never listen, just like a man who will never ask directions…”

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“She really thinks she’s a know it all…. I’ll just hide behind my tail… anyway I’ve never been lost a day in my life….”

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It is such fun to listen to these animals talk to each other…..

All Things Large and Small…..

When one takes to the Kalahari, specially the Kgalagardi Gemsbok Park.. you are all excited about the possibilities of seeing one of these… ‘specially a close encounter like this…

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But there are other smaller animals that can be as entertaining if not more so and the yellow mongoose is no exception specially when so close… what? sharing the food again…

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Or the ground squirrels that can be so entertaining and “in your face” close…

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Wonder where he stores his nuts.?????…….

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More Squirrels on Monday………..

When You Come to the End…

When you come to the end of a lollipop,
To the end, to the end, of a lollipop,
When you come to the end of a lollipop,
Plop goes your heart!

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Gilly Oh golly, how I love my lolly,
Down to the very last lick,
But when you are through with it, what can you do with it,
All you have left is the stick.

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Gilly Oh golly, how I love my lolly,
Come winter and summer and spring.
But when you are done it’s about as much fun,
As a yoyo without any string.

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Thank you Max Bygraves for the use of your lyrics to brighten up the day of my followers..

Yellow mongoose.. Kalahari Gemsbok Park.

Yellow Mongoose (Cynictis penicillata)

It sometimes referred to as the red meerkat, it is a small mammal averaging about 1 lb. (1/2 kg) in weight and about 20 in (500 mm) in length. A member of the mongoose family, it lives in open country, from semi-desert scrubland to grasslands in South Africa.

The yellow mongoose is carnivorous, consuming mostly arthropods but also other small mammals, lizards, snakes and eggs of all kinds.

Predators of the yellow mongoose are birds of prey, snakes and jackals. When frightened, the yellow mongoose will growl and secrete from its anal glands. It can also scream, bark, and purr, though these are exceptions, as the yellow mongoose is usually silent, and communicates mood and status through tail movements.

These two little fellows paid us a visit at our tent, and entertained us with the antics… Son naturally had to feed them, so we had less to eat….

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