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 Post subject: Re: Kats, kugels and Kamikazi bushchickens
Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:05 pm 
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Continuing with our first morning walk :cam:

Taking a break in the shade on a koppie, this is annapangolin
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 Post subject: Re: Kats, kugels and Kamikazi bushchickens
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Hugh wrote:
Nice ones click click
Now how about a name or two so we know who the mites were .. and the mystery one ... ???/ Please


Now you know who the mystery mites are! Thanks for posting the story of the surprise Mellory :clap:

I will name the mites :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Kats, kugels and Kamikazi bushchickens
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The Mouse meandering? Exposing the 2 mystery guests :whistle: they are Greg & back2nature behind MM bending down.
In front is annapangolin & Chirinda with Graeme & Nicky hidden behind them

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 Post subject: Re: Kats, kugels and Kamikazi bushchickens
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5 minute break at a beautiful waterhole

from left to right: Greg, MM, back2nature with Nicky behind her, Greame, annapangolin with Chirinda behind her
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 Post subject: Re: Kats, kugels and Kamikazi bushchickens
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This is from front to back:
Duncan, Louis, back2nature, Greg, Nicky, Graeme, annapangolin, Meandering Mouse, Chirinda and me at the back taking the photo :D

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 Post subject: Re: Kats, kugels and Kamikazi bushchickens
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Duncan, our lead rifle
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And we were on our way again :dance:
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and then...... an adrenaline rush! (I have a photo as proof!) :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: Kats, kugels and Kamikazi bushchickens
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Bushbuddies, WendyA, I always love people who inspire through action. Simply walking the talk.

I have to add rhino runner, Vincent O" Neill to my list. He ran the whole Comrades marathon, finishing in under 11 hours wearing a rhino suit. The suit weights over 11 kgs.

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 Post subject: Re: Kats, kugels and Kamikazi bushchickens
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Yesterday I watched the Comrades marathon. The wind was rather cruel to the runners. I do believe that percentage wise, fewr people completed the race than ever before.

I understand wind. It started up at about the same time as my tummy was saying, "breakfast".

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Somehow, when hunger creeps in, all other noises go silent.

On previous walks, there had been evidence of food in two big haversacks. I saw no evidence of any big haversacks. :big_eyes: :big_eyes: :big_eyes: :big_eyes: Were we going to have breakfast at all? If not, would I last the journey?

My feet concerns were now far from my mind. My most important concern was obsessively focused on

food

glorious, glorious food

taken on my first Sand River walk. MM second from left and the twins on the right.

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black rhino running!!!
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we kept quiet, stood in a bundle and watch him run until he disappeared in the distance, what a nice adrenaline rush!

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 Post subject: Re: Kats, kugels and Kamikazi bushchickens
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I did cut off the wing :wall: but a nice close-up sighting anyway :)

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hissing ants moving in a long line, carrying their bait, after raiding a termite mount

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note the termite pieces the ants are carrying on this close-up

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I have a video of the ants on my iphone, will post it as soon as I can figure out how :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Kats, kugels and Kamikazi bushchickens
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A welcome sight after a long walk

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Driving back to camp (note all the warm clothing used early morning now stacked up on the front seat)

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curious giraffes (not good quality, it was taken from a moving truck!)
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Note the tiny zebra
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 Post subject: Re: Kats, kugels and Kamikazi bushchickens
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Just a couple of commments before moving forward.

Breakfast 8)

By the time we stopped for breakfast, my legs were feeling the walk. My shoes were behaving remarkably well... my tummy was not.

I was really worried that I would have to go hungry. Mellory had put all kinds of yummy goodies out to be taken. I had looked at the fruit, the juice, the water, the crisps, the little oat bar, and .. and .. and....

Only this is the meanderer. I remembered that I needed to fetch something from the tent and promptly forgotten to pack my bag. :wall: :wall: :wall: :wall:

I had been eyeing Duncan's haversack on the walk... this did not look big enough to be carrying food. :( It was dusty, windy and MM was kicking herself.

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When we sat down to rest later at a little koppie, Duncan pulled out a tuppeware filled with little boerrie rolls. In another tuppeware there were little bits of chicken left over from the braai.

Never, ever has tuppeware looked so good.

:dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

The black rhino.

Louise explained to us at one point what was needed to be a first rifle on a walk. These guys are responsible for our lives.

We were in open savannah, in actual fact we could see Nkumbe look out in the far distance. The wind was very strong and the animals were extremely skittish. Our view of the black rhino was excellent.

Fortunately for us, the wind was carrying out scent away from where he was running. If the wind had turned, we would have been his target of curiosity.

It was clear that Duncan and Louis were not only watching the rhino, but also looking for barriers and trees, should the rhino come our way.

Louis explained that a ranger needed to experience 50 incidents before he was considered proficiant. The encounter with the blackie would be considered an incident. Anything could have happened and it was essential that the rangers had considered all eventualities.

The chilled blackie often seen close to Lower Sabie.

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By the time we arrived back at the chariot, I was thristy, thirsty, thirsty. I was having auditory hallucinations about cracking a can. Seldom has a can tasted so good. 8)

Back at camp we were greeted with a lunch of note.

A round of applause for the cooks.

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

They had anticipated that we would be hot and hungry and prepared a visual culinary delight.

The afternoon was free for showering, sleeping, talking.. or whatever.

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Back at camp brunch looked so inviting!

Gorgeous chicken salad

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No question about who dished up first :wink:

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We were all very excited about our afternoon drive. We had a bird challenge to meet. The wind seemed to have chased all creatures away, feathered and furred.

This is the point where MM made her debut as a birder of note 8)

From the back end of the chariot came a shout.

Kugel :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

This is a Kugel.

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and a

Bush chickens

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Now: A warning

Sensitive viewers might need to turn of their veiwing. There may be XXX rated scenes of nudity, decadence and vice.

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