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16 AUGUST - PART 2 - ROUND AND ABOUT CROCODILE BRIDGE.
We had met Joe and Yvonne at Lower Sabie and after a bit of a chin wag and sightings discussion we were on the H4-2 to Crocodile Bridge. Lets leave the birds for now and focus (excuse the pun) on getting pics of some animals.
Our first sighting was this family of warthogs.
Next was a giraffe stepping over a car.
At last, our first sighting of golden cats. A bit far away though, but you know how it is with your first sighting of cats - click away.
Two lazy ladies in a chilled mood.
One then got up , walked across the river bed to the other bank, to do her toilet.
After the toilet time for some grooming.
After scanning the surrounding area for any males and seeing that the ladies were not intending to go anywhere we trundled on down to the hippo pool.
View down river from the pool view point.
The one and only rock painting left, well whats left of it. I believe there used to be quite a few many years ago.
After a midday siesta we found this guy outside our hut.
Our afternoon drive found us doing the circular route H4-2, H5, S108 and S25 back to camp.
Not very much seen on this route, even a shortage of impala and bird life.
We found this lone giraffe.
On the S25 close to the hippo pool turnoff these two guys suddenly stepped out from behind some bushes on either side of the road as if it were a well co=ordinated road block. This brought us to a halt. There they stood, not showing any intention of moving off
A car pulled up next to us, the driver smiled at us and he drove off slowly towards the elephant. He drove right up behind them very slowly so that he seemed to have come to a standstill. Then he was past them and gone. Joan and I looked at each other, should we or shouldn't we. We decided that we shouldn't. A short while later three cars pulled up and waited. After about 15 minutes all three headed for the elephants also at a very slow pace. Believing there is safety in numbers we joined the queue at the back. Right next to the first elephant the second guy decides to stop. Here we now stand with this humungus second ellie right next to our car. So close I could have put out my hand and stroked his trunk. Could have kicked myself for not taking a photo but I had other things on my mind. With my heart in my mouth and Joan as quiet as the proverbial mouse the queue started moving again and we were past.
Mental note to self - rather pay the late fine.
Just to quieten our jangled nerves we stopped and took a pic of a magpie shrike.
Next: We head for Lower Sabie for the next night.