|The lions were very far from us and thus, these photos aren’t as clear as we’d have liked.|
“Sighting of the Day in the Bush”
|This wildebeest wanted in on whatever was is this bowl. But, when he smelled the eggs, he left the mongoose alone to enjoy their treat. Wildebeests are herbivores dining on vegetation whereas mongoose are carnivores, especially thriving on snakes, rodents, insects and eggs.|
This morning Tom forwarded this news story to my email thinking it was definitely of interest to us and hopefully many of our readers. The article in its entirety may be found at this link.
Here is a quote from the article for those of you who prefer not to click links:
|Although we’re always excited to see lions from Marloth Park into Kruger, we’re always reminded of the limitations of our lightweight cameras.|
Visitors who come across this pride are urged to keep their windows closed. Those traveling in open safari vehicles have been told to remain silent and keep all limbs within the structure of the vehicle
“We would like to appeal to the open safari vehicle operators specifically to be on the lookout as the behaviour of the pride is of concern and might pose danger to occupants,” KNP Managing Executive Glenn Phillips said in a statement.
|Tom walking down the steps with the eggs for the mongoose, in a different spot than usual since he didn’t want to disturb the wildebeest in the garden.|
|We were certain this wasn’t Wildebeest Willie, although they all look alike.|
|When we tossed pellets a few landed on the edge of the veranda. This guy didn’t waste any time gobbling them up.|
|This morning’s visit of four zebras, all males and of course, there’s always a few helmeted guinea fowl.|
|The zebras don’t hesitate to stare at us, in hopes we’ll provide some food. We always do.|
|This friendly fellow hung around for quite some time.|
Photo from one year ago today, September 7, 2017:
Due to a power outage in Atenas, Costa Rica one year ago, there was no post on this date.