Bush Greetings from Berg en Dal
Paul, that was quite some sighting, with the boomslang coming to cool off after the frog. The message of the snake was indeed passed on to me. I have a policy of removing any snake that poses a danger to our guest. Some of them are however not that easy to remove, but if it is just in a tree, one does not really worry too much, as in most cases they do wonder off after a while. We had a 40 cm python the other day in the camp that nearly became the dinner of a genet. We helped the python out, literally and figurally.
Hi Kim, good to here from you again. You must let me know how you tours are doing.
T&T - saw the post at Biyamiti, we'll book #7 some time and take JD with, get some bush inspiration.
Naomi, indeed we had some rain during the week, only 24 mm, not enough to let the rivers run, but it was good to give the bush a bit of a boost before winter.
The first faze of the camping is almost finished. We opened it for Easter and will finish off the last things after school holidays. We will then tackle the #2 site and work our way down to the #3 sight. It is going to take us another couple of months, but the end product will be so much nicer. We also had a donation of a nr of trees and we will be planting some in the camping as well.
On Friday I had a drive with family, here is a short account:
Matjulu loop, rhino died and lion were feeding. By this morning it was less appetising, but they were still there.
Steilberg - nice heard of elephant. We also had a Colt bouncing over a huge boulder trying to get out of the way of a stinky ellie.
Rhino (a live one) at Afsaal. It actually moved, so it was not the dummy that always lies around there.
Biyamiti loop - lots of buffalo signs â€“ eventually saw three at some distance.
Biyamiti weir - Ingwe (Leopard) in all its glory lying on the rocks. Got beautiful video of him.
Could not resist - turned into the 18k's. Saw lots of buffalo signs and some ellies closer to the camp. This one was particularly entertaining.
S25 - plenty of elephants and one hippo.
The general game came to the party as well, kudu, waterbuck, phumba and family, vultures, brown snake eagle, bateleur, white helmeted shrike.
Just to round it off â€“ we got the doggies on the 12 back to B&D. 11 of them running in the road.
It was a six hour drive, but worth every minute.
Till next time