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Funny five

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:45 am

There are animals that leave me smiling, no matter what.

I am going to suggest my funny five.

Baboons, naturaly. They remind me too much of some people I know.

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Monkeys

never a dull moment

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Ellies: there is nothing as delightful, joyful, heart warming as ellies at play.

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Warthog, I love to watch them and the sound of their babies is too precious.

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Southern Ground Hornbill

What character 8) , highly intelligent, but not winning any beauty contests.

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Dwarf Mongoose:
watching them at play is pure happiness.

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Re: Funny five

Unread postby Grantmissy » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:00 am

Thanks for the :lol: MM

Mine:

1) The Hornbills to me (it looks like they are spreading Kruger)
2) Buffalo (that look they can give a person or is more of a stare?)
3) Jittery spiders in the camp kitchens (the reaction of some people)
4) The Adoons family
5) People at lion sightings (the people are funny not the lions)
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Re: Funny five

Unread postby ww29 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:12 am

gotta have a wildebeest in there as well...they are such funny-looking creatures

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Re: Funny five

Unread postby Graham_5000 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:13 am

Mine are:

Baboons
Monkeys
Wildebeast when they run
Warthogs
Young Elephants - especially around water!
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Re: Funny five

Unread postby ils » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:26 pm

My funny 5:

Small baboons
Warthogs
Meerkats
Bat ear fox
Hyenas
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Re: Funny five

Unread postby Weltenman » Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:07 pm

I think any sighting you have that involves the young makes it amusing. Like all kids of all species they are extremely amusing... :)
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Re: Funny five

Unread postby bigbuf » Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:20 pm

Chameleons are always sure to bring a smile :) , they seem to come from a different planet.
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Re: Funny five

Unread postby RayK » Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:46 pm

Hi Meandering Mouse,
How can anyone leave singing Rhinos out of this thread. Singing Rhinos definately get my vote. :whistle:


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Re: Funny five

Unread postby flying cheetah » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:40 pm

- Baboon
- Warthog
- Hamerkop
- Yellow-billed Hornbill
- Hyena
:lol: :lol:
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Re: Funny five

Unread postby Dan » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:06 am

RayK,

Your singing rhino takes the cake!! :thumbs_up: :D I wonder how many mud did he swallow during the performance. :lol: :lol: Must be good for the vocal cords, although it spoils the smile a little bit.... :hmz:

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Re: Funny five

Unread postby RayK » Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:47 am

Hi Dan,
I taught it to sing and now you can teach it to dance. After you're done we'll take the show on the road. :lol:

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Re: Funny five

Unread postby Meerkitty » Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:32 am

My funny five....

1. Tree squirells, especially when they go crazy running up and down the trees and "chirping".
2. Ground squirells because they love to steal drying up cloths and all sorts of other things for their burrows :lol:
3. Juvenile lions attempting to climb tree because let's admit they not the most agile in that department...
4. Glossy starlings as it literally like they looking you straight in the eye saying "hey, where's my lunch??"
5. Swimming elephants, and when the youngsters don't want to leave they make a BIG scene :lol:
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Re: Funny five

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:24 am

Meerkitty wrote:My funny five....

1. Tree squirells, especially when they go crazy running up and down the trees and "chirping".
2. Ground squirells because they love to steal drying up cloths and all sorts of other things for their burrows :lol:
3. Juvenile lions attempting to climb tree because let's admit they not the most agile in that department...
4. Glossy starlings as it literally like they looking you straight in the eye saying "hey, where's my lunch??"
5. Swimming elephants, and when the youngsters don't want to leave they make a BIG scene :lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol: I do agree with your list!!
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Re: Funny five

Unread postby normana53 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:40 pm

MM I agree, Mongoose, Ground Hornbills and playing Ellies are a treat. Cheeky Vervets and Baboons can be quite amusing.
At Mlondozi picnic spot, we watched a group of Vervets outsmarting picnickers on a regular basis, come from one side to distract, and the other does a grab and run from the other. I worked almost every time.
At Mpondo Dam, we watched a lone male Ellie swimming, diving, and having all kinds of fun by himself in the water. He would completely submerge, and then he would stick his trunk out of the water like a snorkel. It gave us an hour of laughs.
We both love watching dwarf Mongoose at play. The thing that amazes us, is that most cars that pass will ask what we're watching and when we tell them they drive away almost as quickly as if we told them we were bird watching. LOL Tricia always says if you want a sighting all to yourself tell others you're watching birds!
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Re: Funny five

Unread postby Grantmissy » Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:13 am

The honey badgers when it is lights out time in Orpen and they take over the stoepe to see what the humans have had for dinner. You will even find them in the washing up sink licking the plates that have not been washed. Although they belong in the bush doing what they are supposed to do and not in the fridge at night time.
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