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Taradiddle

Unread post by Richprins » Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:37 pm

Exactly what I was meaning, Elsa! :redface:

Gum, Band etc...

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Unread post by RosemaryH » Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:05 pm

Yes Elsa, Naomi really does make it look so easy.
Well done once again Naomi :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Spot on, I thought by adding the flycatcher,it might give it away, especially for those that know the camp.

How awesome is all the history in that area?? There are just so many interesting stories around there!!!

JJ Coetzer indeed set up his ranger post(the clue being: For the official of the park-a RANGER,and the mail- POST ...)there in 1919 and Naomi has saved me a lot of typing. Thanks smarty :)

Richprins and Elsa you got the bit about Gum bandevu Hill and the story that goes with it. :clap: :clap: Elsa you told us the whole story!!

Punda Maria is known as a high rainfall area. In fact 1970 was one of the driest years in the park, most rivers stopped flowing and animal mortality was high. The year ended with heavy rains and it was recorded that Punda Maria received 219mm in one night!!! I guess Kharma's ghost was in full swing that night :) :) :)

Well done guys!!! So now, who is next?? I am waiting...... :dance: :dance: :dance:
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Unread post by Richprins » Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:01 pm

Elsa wrote:She reportedly would then slaughter a goat, prolonging its death cries, :shock: so that the ancestors would climb to the top of the hill with bones and potions and call the spirits to change the weather.



Will try tomorrow, WEATHER permitting! :shock:

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Unread post by RosemaryH » Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:17 pm

So now, who is next?? I am waiting...... :dance: :dance: :dance:

:hmz: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:
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Unread post by Elsa » Sat Apr 05, 2008 3:17 pm

Doesn't look like you have any takers Rosemary, you set such high standards. :wink: :D
I am about to start with my long overdue trip report, good excuse, huh
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Unread post by RosemaryH » Sat Apr 05, 2008 4:35 pm

:) :) :) Ok Elsa, you are excused!!!
I'm working on my next one!!
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Taradiddle

Unread post by Richprins » Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:01 pm

AS (Animal species)



When Kudus lock horns, I get most upset
As they've taken my spot, which tourists would get!

I have many aims, though survival is the main,
I'm doing alright, though my sex life's a pain!

Although I am hairy, there's a sting in the tail,
As far as this poem goes, I'm definitely male!

Another great aim is to finally be wed,
Although when the time comes, the kids end up dead!

You'll find me all over, on some of your trips,
But lately disease sees I have had my chips!

I have pride in my work, but can't seem to score,
At least I feature in a large part of folklore!

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Re: Taradiddle

Unread post by RosemaryH » Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:44 pm

Although when the time comes, the kids end up dead!
Are you sure about this.....definately the kids? Wipe that smile off your face!!???????
SHAME!!! A bit of waste don't you think, after all this painful courtship that goes on!!!
Eish Richprins.........you are wicked boy. :evil: :evil: :evil:

Nocturnal or not?
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Unread post by Richprins » Sun Apr 06, 2008 7:32 pm

Nocturnal and Diurnal.

(It's not me, you silly woman! Look at the clues! :roll: )

(Although, looking at it again, this is decidedly Freudian! :redface: )

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Unread post by RosemaryH » Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:04 am

Naomi……Elsa, what are you girls making of this one??? I am a tad confused, I have to admit :? :?

Appears to me …….(and Richprins is probably rolling with laughter) :lol: :lol: :lol:
That this animal looses sight of things during it’s breeding season
(As they’ve taken my spot, which tourists would get! – camping site?????)
All it wants to do is breed, no matter how painful, perhaps breeding season is very competitive among the males, it serves a purpose out there but doesn’t get much recognition.

I keep coming up with a Thick-tailed scorpion????? But it could also be something bigger, that’s young are preyed upon!!!

Just don’t know if I am thinking on the same level as Richprins here….which I don’t think is an easy thing to do in general anyway!! :lol: :lol: :lol: Only joking RP! Wait for the "how stupid are you people" bit :) :) :) :)

Come on girls, we have to get this one, I think it’s staring us in the face!!! Lets's crack it.
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Unread post by naomi c » Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:24 am

I am also totally confused here, especially be the first verse!

The first thought that sprung to mind was also a scorpion.

However, the "kids that end up dead", the "disease" and the word "pride" - a male lion perhaps?

Male lions kill cubs when they are not their own, the disease can be TB, a pride of lions......????

Or am I grasping at straws here!?

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Unread post by Spotted Cat » Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:38 pm

As naomi c...

I would also go for a male lion - I've read somewhere (on one of the quizzes if I remember correctly) that, according to folklore there was a 'claw' of some kind at the end of a lion's tail, hence the 'sting' you mention. And also, stories about lions ...some true and others definitely just folklore, have been told since the beginning of time.

Kudus locking horns is a sight to behold, stealing the lime light a lion usually gets

Sex life is a pain - yes, mating every 15 or so minutes over a peroid of a few days - without feeding ... well

They do not 'marry' if you could call it that, without killing the cubs of another male.

I have pride in my work, but don't seem to score - a male lion ousted by another younger and stronger one?

Find me all over on SOME of your trips - not a given that you'll see a lion EVERY trip you make.

Worth a try :redface:
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Unread post by RosemaryH » Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:51 pm

Hey SC, I think you've got it!!!!!
It all kind of fits right into place :) :)

Sex life is a pain - yes, mating every 15 or so minutes over a peroid of a few days - without feeding ... well Mmmm :? :? :? Richprins did insist it was a male tho' :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :lol: :lol:

Richprins, I think congrats are in place for your first riddle, I think SC cracked it big time :clap: :clap: :clap:

We wait to hear from you!!!
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Unread post by Richprins » Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:08 pm

Well done, girls!

Richprins wrote:AS (Animal species)



When Kudus lock horns, I get most upset
As they've taken my spot, which tourists would get!

This is a total red herring: It combines confusion with the fact that the Male Lion's head was the major logo on KNP maps before the standard Kudu took over!

I have many aims, though survival is the main,
I'm doing alright, though my sex life's a pain!

Yes, it is indeed a pain for the lady, due to the male penis being barbed! :shock: This occurs amongst various cat species. Why, I have never been able to find out!

Although I am hairy, there's a sting in the tail,
As far as this poem goes, I'm definitely male!

Both male and female lion have a pretty sharp bony end to their tails, under the hair! No purpose.

Another great aim is to finally be wed,
Although when the time comes, the kids end up dead!

When nomadic males finally manage to take over a pride, the first order of business is to kill all cubs that are weaning. This brings the lionesses on heat, so that the new males can get on with the job they have been waiting for for probably 5 years at least.

You'll find me all over, on some of your trips,
But lately disease sees I have had my chips!

Correct with the TB, and also feline AIDS.
Chips refers to Simba chips, "simba" being the Swahili name for lion.



I have pride in my work, but can't seem to score,
At least I feature in a large part of folklore!



Only our male viewers will understand the "scoring" part, given the time of year! :twisted:

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Unread post by Elsa » Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:10 pm

I have to agree, I think SC might very well have cracked this one. :D

My thinking was right off the track, not that I had time to give it too much thought today,
when you have a 4 and 8 year old demanding all Gran's attention and Eishkom adding their little 2 hour bit in... :roll:

My first thought on the first line which is about where I had reached
When Kudus lock horns, I get most upset,
had me thinking that was us, forumites locking horns over the riddles. :?
Sorry brain not working too well today. :redface:
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