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Re: Sticky Situation

Unread postby johanrebel » Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:32 pm

Literally sticky? With lions several times. On the one occasion another vehicle came and picked us up, we could just clamber straight over. On another everybody had to get off and walk some distance away so that the driver could gun the lightened vehicle out of the mud. The lions found it all very interesting, and would no doubt have been amused had they possessed a sense of humor. Neither these or other sticky lion encounters occurred in Kruger.

With elephants? The trickiest one was where I had to get an elephant off the road, as turning around and going back was not an option. The road was on a thickly vegetated hillside, narrow and full of bends. I ended up finding a spot where I could turn the vehicle around, and then reversed towards the elephant as fast as I could, honking the horn loudly. The idea was that I could drive away forwards at speed should he come for me. It worked, the elephant crashed down the hill, and thus even opened up a spot where I could turn the car around again.

Johan


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