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Re: A TALE OF TWO WATER HOLES

Unread postby naomi c » Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:34 am

Not much going on at Mantambeni, but the view was beautiful.

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Re: A TALE OF TWO WATER HOLES

Unread postby naomi c » Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:36 am

Some playful and noisy hippos in front of the hide

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Re: A TALE OF TWO WATER HOLES

Unread postby naomi c » Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:39 am

On the far side a crocodile was sunbathing

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And a large one was floating down-river

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Re: A TALE OF TWO WATER HOLES

Unread postby naomi c » Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:41 am

Some Helmeted Guinea-fowl on the rocks to the left of the hide

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Nothing else though, except a Fish Eagle to far off for a pic.

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Re: A TALE OF TWO WATER HOLES

Unread postby naomi c » Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:43 am

We stopped on the high-water bridge over the Letaba-river

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Hard to imagine what it must have looked like just a couple of weeks later!

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Re: A TALE OF TWO WATER HOLES

Unread postby naomi c » Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:19 pm

Just before Letaba there was a mixed herd of Zebra and Bluewildebeest, the latter with the most adorable babies!

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Re: A TALE OF TWO WATER HOLES

Unread postby naomi c » Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:29 pm

Too cute

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Re: A TALE OF TWO WATER HOLES

Unread postby naomi c » Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:31 pm

All legs

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Re: A TALE OF TWO WATER HOLES

Unread postby naomi c » Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:53 pm

They started crossing the road towards the river

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Re: A TALE OF TWO WATER HOLES

Unread postby naomi c » Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:54 pm

The three Musketeers

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Re: A TALE OF TWO WATER HOLES

Unread postby naomi c » Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:57 pm

They even crossed the road together

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:08 am

Thanks for all the comments everyone! :thumbs_up:

The stretch from Letaba to the gate started off slow - we did get an elephant peacefully munching away next to the road.

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:11 am

Then we came upon a herd of buffalo crossing the road - always a nice sighting and we stopped to watch.

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:13 am

There were also some very small babies!

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:01 pm

Hi JeanniR & Sheenaugh-Lee! It looks like some kind of swelling on the ellies leg?

In the last pic you will notice a blue car parked on the other side of the herd, quite a way back. We were wondering why they gave the buffalo such a lot of space?!
BUT......... they were not bothered about the buffalo - they were stopped by this!!

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