Monday, October 22, 2012
It was early afternoon when we all went to a walking game safari with the purpose to see Rhinos. We entered the reserve by driving and after a while our driver stopped under a tree and from that moment we started our new adventure. After quite a long walk our guide pointed towards a massive Rhino, not just a Rhino, but a mother and baby, which put us in rather a dangerous position. A few metres away there was a male Rhino watching us, he was ready to start charging our group.
It was june the 5th 2012, we woke up very early as usual when you are in a safari, had a quick breakfast and we all left for the first game drive of the day. Considering the experience we had two nights before with the lions surrounding our camp, we all went after lions, and following spoors we end up finding something very special and I would say something quite difficult to see it, a male leopard hunting; definitely I have no words again to express the feeling to see such a nice scene. We got the whole thing... we saw when he jumped from a tree and start walking towards the steenboks, we could count as easy as 50 of them, all very careful and paying a lot of attention to their predator, the male leopard.
The movements were like a dance, where predator and prey were very careful and trying to do their best, one to kill and others to scape. We stayed as much as we could till the moment when our guide decided not to bother them anymore and we left. I have no doubt that it did work for the leopard, and we were luck to see at least the preparation and strategy of his hunting skills.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Going back to our project with the children from the creche I teach, tomorrow we will have our second class at the zoo, this time we are not going far, but to the local Zoo situated in S.Vicente, a city next to the place where we live. The idea is to spend the whole afternoon with them and se as much as possible the animals they have in captivity. Lions, Hippos, Jaguars, Birds, Monkeys and much more. It is a great pleasure to see these 18 little guys and girls involved and interested to learn about the wildlife. I will do my best to bring good pictures from this fantastic experience we gonna have tomorrow.