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Unread postby Imberbe » Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:22 am

:lol: Well at least I now know you listened to me!

But I did not say anything about shooting ...I'm not that kind of guide!
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Unread postby Freda » Wed Oct 31, 2007 5:16 am

Because this is a walk not a run :roll: and animals like to catch running prey.

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Unread postby jonty1 » Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:20 am

I agree with freda...animals will chase running pray. is it also something to do with the smell of fear? if you are running, you are obviously afraid.
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Unread postby Richprins » Wed Oct 31, 2007 6:07 pm

Imberbe, if they get out of order I'll discipline them...

Just give the order. 8)

(Have experience with Jose, you see...)

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Unread postby Imberbe » Wed Oct 31, 2007 6:15 pm

:lol: Ja Freda! A walk indeed. :lol:

Yes, you are correct. When a person runs it can trigger a chase response. Especially in predators, but also other animals. You are seen as weak. Standing your ground in fact betters your chance of not being attacked!

Also, you will not be able to outrun any animal (Well maybe a tortoise.) Even animals such as rhino, hippo etc. that is seen as slow, is in fact much faster than even the fastest human.

Another reason not to run is that you do not know in to what you are running. It may be a case of out of the pan and in to the fire!

While you are in the group, your guide can still protect you. If you run, the guide will not be able to help!

But that is enough of that!

Lets enjoy our walk.

Have a good look at the scenery around you, smell the air, feel the breeze on your skin.
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Unread postby Jose » Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:56 pm

Richprins wrote:<...>(Have experience with Jose, you see...)<...>

Ya think? :evil:

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Unread postby Pilane » Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:34 pm

Who's the backup here :wink:

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Unread postby Jose » Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:36 pm

Was sort of hoping you might offer to back up Imberbe as second rifle? :wink: I have a feeling it could be a very interesting walk! 8)
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Unread postby Pilane » Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:58 pm

Jose wrote:Was sort of hoping you might offer to back up Imberbe as second rifle? :wink: I have a feeling it could be a very interesting walk! 8)


Ok I am available.... If the trail leader agrees :roll:

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Unread postby Imberbe » Thu Nov 01, 2007 12:57 am

Pilane you are most welcome to be the backup. :D And what matters is not the calibre of your weapon, but the calibre of you knowledge, reliability and respect for the bush! :wink:

Lets head of next to the river ...

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Listen to the bird songs, hear the sound of the river, smell the fresh morning air.
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Unread postby Pilane » Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:08 am

Imberbe wrote:Pilane you are most welcome to be the backup. :D And what matters is not the calibre of your weapon, but the calibre of you knowledge, reliability and respect for the bush! :wink:

AGREE 100 %

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Unread postby restio » Thu Nov 01, 2007 7:38 pm

I can feel the air grow colder as we approach the river. I think I hear frogs croaking.

The river is so pretty in the dawn light.
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Unread postby Imberbe » Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:32 pm

It is truly beautiful next to the river at this time of day. Hear the francolin calling!

But, we must be careful!

There is an important factor the guides have to take in to account when walking so close to the river, especially this early in the morning.

Q: What is it?
Q: Why early in the morning?
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Unread postby p@m » Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:58 pm

Could it be hippos ?
They graze at night and can move a long distance from water and then return to their pools in the morning.
They can be extremely dangerous out of the water.

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Unread postby Dotty » Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:03 pm

Hippos as p@m says perhaps crocs needing to warm up? and most animals/predators seem to like an early morning drink.
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