Ok, this episode for Heksie-I think that is the 2nd one already. She has potent potions-works even in cyber space , not to metnione the fumes.
So, got to Afsaal, obeying the call of nature, and a quick squizz at the sightings board and two lion sightings towards Skuks. The plan was to go to Biyamiti Wier (a favourite spot) as well as Mpondo Dam, another one of those must visit places for me. I was going south, now I changed my mind and headed north instead, in hope of seeing more lions. Well you know what they say about changing your mind in Kruger-don't do it -had a few occasions when I did that only to regret it. Not this time-Boy was I glad I went in search of lions. Because I saw .......
Now this kind of sighting really puts me in a conundrum. Do I go a bit faster in the hope that the animal will hang around? or use the zoom lens? Or both. well I tried both, and as expected it started cantering off-not fast, as it was a good distance away.
But I got a decent enough shot
And in no time it was heading for oblivion.
My second serval sighting in 20 years. I was ecstatic to say the least. A sighting all to myslef, albeit so fleeting. And now that the conundrum subsided, the kruger madness kicks in (otherwise known as adrenalin rush)
"Why thank you Mr Kruger Park-that was very special".
"You are welcome Mr Noel. Do you want lions or Serval."
"Mr Kruger, you do not seem to understand?"
"What's there to understand? "
"I want both".
"You can't have both".
"The problem Mr Kruger is that Servals are there for a few fleetng moments, whereas lions are big, fat, lazy inactive, cats that allow you to a take a few gazillion photos. Now if I could get them both Mr Kruger Park, we'd have balance, beauty, power, grace."
And you will have the
of a few forumites."
Good grief, I could'nt believe I was talking to myself like this. So I never got to see lions that morning.
And to make make my morning even more special, a whitey-another magnificent specimen.