Monday, 27 August 2012

Bacon boys

 These beautiful buffalo cost R400 000 each so when the wild dogs took to killing them for sport the wild dogs were shipped off Shamwari and the buffalo were secluded to begin breeding and increasing their numbers again. These are certified disease free buffalo.
 They don't look very bright and apparently give no warning before they charge (think Rottweiler) so the ranger stayed far far away from them.
 Having a quick drink of Mother's milk.
The Italian family we were with wanted too see hippo - in and out of the water. At first we thought this may be the only view we got of hippo, this bachelor heading into the thicket. Take my word for it...Hippo.
 Then from further away we saw these. Some snuck into the water as we approached but these stayed and watched us, unnervingly.
 We were coached on the differences between male and female warthogs.
Either way they are ugly~. The females had beards and the males had two lots of wart-like protrusions on their faces. Fred began calling them bacon boys.
 Female with beard -enough to scar Fred for life.

Male - no beard and bigger tusks.

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