We decided to take another picnic to the causeway again, but took the S131 from the gate and joined up with the H1-4.
We saw a lot of dwarf mongooses far into the bush.............so many so, that we thought there must be a dwarf mongoose convention going on somewhere!!
We saw a black backed jackal carrying his breakfast deep in the bush, and some warthogs, who ran off with their tails in the air, when they saw us!!!
I do love it when they do that!!
After we joined the H1-4 we saw the hyena that has a den nearby. We saw her one day suckling her pups, but today they were no where to be seen.
We saw most of our usual friends en route to our destination, and when we arrived at the causeway I couldn't believe my eyes!!
There were two landies parked in the area half way along the causeway, and the occupants were all out of their vehicles!!
They were intent on filming the two hippos in the water, which was a long way from their landies!!
When will people learn???
They were too far away for us to speak to them, and they must have spent 20 minutes walking up and down.
There have been lion and leopard sightings nearby recently!!
Eventually a car came from the opposite direction, and must have told them their fortunes, because they returned to their vehicles and shot off pretty smartly!!
The passenger in the car smiled at me as they passed us and said "Bl^%$y foreigners"!!
I had been so internt on filming these idiots that when I looked to my left to see what was in the river..................there was a huge herd of ellies, not too far away from us!!!
Our male kudu from Sunday was there again, munching on a succulent bush, but the waterbuck were nowhere to be seen,,,,,,,,,and I suspect that they were giving the ellies a respectful distance!!
We ate our picnic............smoked salmon, taramasalata, thinly sliced ham and salad, and I kept a watchful eye on the ellies!!
On our way home, we witnessed a very interesting episode.
There was a bateleur (almost fully grown I would say) in the road with a kill, but as he proceeded to eat it, a tawny eagle flew down, and stole it from him. The tawny flew into the nearest tree, and tucked in to the delicious meal, and the poor young bataleur looked quite bewildered, glanced up at his lost meal, and flew away in disgust!!
We had a few more sightings of general game, on the way back, and then we were at the gate!!!