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Re: Von Weilligh's baobab

Unread postby annie R » Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:04 pm

At the time, though, I didn't know that there was this 1891 graffiti on the tree, so I didn't look for it.
What I really want to know is whether the graffiti itself can be seen from your car, or whether it's on the far side of the tree, which would mean you'd have to get out of your car and approach on foot - which is against the park rules.
Maybe your pic shows the graffiti and then we'll have our answer!

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Re: Von Weilligh's baobab

Unread postby Elsa » Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:36 pm

I must admit I have never noticed any graffiti on the tree myself and I would say you would definitely have to get out in order to do that..
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Re: Von Weilligh's baobab

Unread postby RemiE » Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:38 pm

Annie R. I doubt that there would be any visible graffiti, either viewing from the car or illegally by foot.
I have taken photos from the tree in April, taken from the car, from all the angles visible from the road.
Seems that most of the bark has been stripped down by Ellies.
I’m glad we weren’t tempted to get out, illegally, as a mature male leopard was rather curious as to why I was taking pictures of the tree and not him :big_eyes:.
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Re: Von Weilligh's baobab

Unread postby annie R » Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:42 pm

Thanks, Elsa, I had a look at the Baobab topic and there's nothing specific. RemiE, you're probably right - elephants have taken exception to the graffiti and removed it over the last 120 years!

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Re: Von Weilligh's baobab

Unread postby Elsa » Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:07 pm

This is my pic of the Von Wielligh's Baobab at the junction of the S44 & 93 from a few years back.

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