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Unread post by Crested Val » Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:38 pm

Mine is just to remind me of our beautiful and vulnerable Rhinos - it's a Blackie, because that is one of the animals I wait to meet (although we did have a fleetingglimpse of one once!!!) :dance:

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Unread post by arks » Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:34 pm

Mine is from my first RSA visit in 1984 ... and seems appropriate since I am always sticking my neck out :roll: :wink: :whistle:
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Unread post by roaneric » Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:41 am

My yellow ribbon story...

My husband and I went on a second honeymoon to kruger a few years ago, when this little hyena and his siblings took interest in my YR. This cheeky one started biting and pulling the ribbon. I drove a few meters away but he followed me and tore so hard that he ripped it to peaces. I had to leave the sighting to stop him from eating some of it. Naughty boy :lol:
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Unread post by hilda » Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:57 pm

Brilliant and very appropriate roaneric! :lol: :lol:
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Unread post by Kaapsedraai » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:03 pm

As a born Cape Townian, the Red Disa is one of the iconic flowers of the Cape.

It is also quite scarce and one have the time period between mid Feb and end March to see them flowering in a very few isolated spots on Table Mountain and some in Harold Porter botanical garden next to the two waterfalls. This means one have to 'do some work' to enjoy seeing them flowering in the wild.
These were taken on one of the hikes up to the waterfall.
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Unread post by Kaapsedraai » Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:25 am

hilda wrote:Such a beautiful flower Kaapsedraai! All your hard work to get a picture was worthwhile! :dance: :dance:

hilda, thank you - one of my 'dreams' is to see them on Table Mountain and take some photos. I need to do some research and it is such a struggle to get into contact with people who can help me where exactly to go, how tough the hike will be and whether they are in flower - I have to carry some camera and tripod equipment which is load - feels like preparing for Mount Everest or even a trip to Kruger :lol: . As you know, crime is a problem and one cannot go alone therefore need to get a group together willing to do it with me.

About the photo I shared - that feeling arriving at the waterfall and seeing the disas was like entering Kruger and enjoying an amazing leopard sighting up close. That feeling one gets and how ones body responds - that was the same for me. :D
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Unread post by Mischief » Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:33 am

Not a story either,just my beautiful daughter...notice the prominent M on her forehead
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Unread post by hilda » Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:55 pm

Beautiful kitty cat Mischief! Will never get lost with the M on the forehead! :lol: :lol:
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Unread post by Mischief » Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:11 pm

:k Hilda,she also loves compliments :k
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Unread post by umtali1 » Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:53 am

The verreaux's eagle takes me back to my childhood in Zim. There was a resident pair of verreaux's eagles on the rocky outcrops that provided a backdrop to our home. We had the privilege of watching them soar on the air currents and drop down to take a dassie. Out walking we would watch them for hours :D :D
I was granted permission by the photographer to use his picture for my avatar :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by Mischief » Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:16 am

Umtali1 what a lovely childhood memory :D
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Unread post by Kaapsedraai » Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:01 pm

Mischief, what a lovely kitty :dance: - I also have one f similar breed and called her Muski after Muskeljaatkat...as she love hunting - poos geckos :roll:
Mischief could also mean Miss Chief, I guess :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Umtali1, I also wondered about your avatar story - such a fitting one.
Thank you for sharing. :D
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Unread post by Mischief » Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:39 am

Kaapsedraai.......Muski and Mischief should get together but I fear for the gecko population.Miss Chief yes she dies rule with an iron paw likes nothing better to pounce on the poor unsuspecting geckos and lizzies.She is a skilled hunter and much like a lioness can assume a solid stone pose and almost unblinkingly stare at her prey but boy when she moves..
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Unread post by Oumie » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:11 pm

Had my avatar since I joined the forum.....old duck sitting at a computer :lol:
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