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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread post by naomi c » Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:14 pm

He has a magnificent right tusk!

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread post by naomi c » Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:16 pm

He was the only one that showed a bit of aggression towards another elephant.

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread post by naomi c » Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:18 pm

But whatever it was that they had to say to each other - the discussion ended peacefully!

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread post by naomi c » Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:35 pm

Aat identified the collared elephant we saw as Mune - he was collared by STE - Save the Elephants.

Thanks Aat! :thumbs_up:

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread post by naomi c » Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:41 pm

And while we are on the subject of elephants - did you know that they can come in different colours? :twisted:

Here is the proof

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread post by naomi c » Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:43 pm

It was clear the the grey one came from very far

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- he was really thirsty and made a bee-line for the cement dam!

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread post by naomi c » Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:47 pm

I am sure his new friend told him that he stood out like a sore thumb and took him down to the dam!

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread post by naomi c » Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:49 pm

Where all it took was a couple of splashes to totally blend in with the crowd! :lol:

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread post by naomi c » Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:59 pm

Let's for a while return to Tsendze..........

We really enjoy staying in camp - long past are the days when we left at gate opening and returned at gate closing time every day! I can sit for hours just enjoying the peace and there is always something to point the camera at!

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread post by naomi c » Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:00 pm

Who is watching who?!

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread post by naomi c » Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:02 pm

This little guy used the awning's rope as a resting place

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread post by naomi c » Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:07 pm

While this Laughing Dove took a sunbath next to the caravan

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread post by naomi c » Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:34 am

Thanks Sheenaugh-Lee, Hilda and Pumbaa! :thumbs_up:

On one occasion I wanted to go to Mooiplaas picnic site to do some birding but there was a problem - a big one!

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread post by naomi c » Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:09 pm

And he was in no hurry to leave!

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Needless to say the birding did not happen! :)

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread post by naomi c » Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:17 pm

Has anyone ever noticed this tree at Mooiplaas picnic spot?

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