On to Urikarus which has been my favorite camp ever since we first stayed there, though Grootkolk is gaining ground rapidly. I like the layout with the bedroom separate upstairs as I tend to stay up much later than Ed.
One night while I was up late, I began hearing a loud splashing commotion in the waterhole. It went on and on, and sounded like a pool full of kids, but turned out to be but a single hyena. He was cavorting by himself, reveling in his own personal spa tub. He finally got out and suddenly began running round and round the waterhole, doing lap after lap. It seemed to be sheer exuberance, but perhaps a strategy to dry off quicker? The cool night air really seemed to invigorate him! Surreptitiously sharing his apparent joy did the same for me.
One night after dinner Ed was doing dishes while I was upstairs. He called for me to come quick, so I went down to find him standing on the OUTSIDE of the kitchen, door closed, looking IN.
It was the gorgeous genet that comes calling after dinner at this camp. It had just been sitting peacefully watching Ed do his wifely duties when he first saw it. I went inside and it allowed me to approach within about 5 feet before climbing back down the slanted support post to the ground.
Observing how the genet had climbed up the post that runs from the ground to our second floor, got us to thinking about leopards and their climbing abilities...
"Goodnight Ed, sleep well!"
We had to move to KTC for one night, due to unavailability at Urikarus. Our tent post was being used as a landing site by a LBR. At one point it flew off and landed on a faraway tree where another one was perched. They began mating, so I tried to get some pics, but it was very far, so they aren't very good. The real reason I'm posting them is that the female had a bug in her mouth the entire tryst, and never dropped it! Now THAT'S multitasking!
We FINALLY spotted some meerkats and stayed with them for awhile.
("Let's play a dirty trick on michele nel and hide everytime we see her car!")
("Look, here she comes...let's go!")
("She's gone, we can come out and play now!")
Kickin' back in the 'ol LA-Z BOY, watchin' for michele