Beho Beho Bushblog – Onesmo – 26th June

A few days ago whilst getting ready to go out on the morning drive we heard hyenas making a lot of whooping at the airstrip. It sounded like quite a few of them so we drove out there and there were about thirty of them feeding on a little giraffe. They had cut it into small pieces and most of them had some meat to chew on. They must have killed it a few minutes before we got there because it was still very fresh. It was an interesting sight because the adult Giraffe were also around watching but they could not do any thing. More interesting was that one of our old friendly giraffe was there, he had gone for a few years and now we see him back, he is an adult male with what looks like trauma on the neck but we are not very sure what it is. When we saw him a few years ago he had only one and he looked very sick but now has two of them and he is very healthy which is a bit strange as we thought he was already dead or taken by predators.

We then continued down to the Beho Beho forest and the morning light was very beautiful in there. Bees and many other insects including blister beetles were busy collecting nectar from very colourful flowers so the forest was buzzing with all the insects around.

The drives and walking are very exiting and its getting dry now and strangely we found a young crocodile on the middle of dry savannah. I think this croc swam up stream from the lake during the rains which most crocs do but this one got stuck when the river started to dry. I don’t know if it is going to make it to the lake because it is very far for it. Nature will decide. Normally they can go for a long time without eating but for small ones it can be very difficult. Or maybe is going to be taken by raptors or other predators.

 

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One Response to Beho Beho Bushblog – Onesmo – 26th June

  1. Richard Thorold says:

    Hi Onesmo,

    Sounds really exciting. Very envious. Hope you are keeping well.

    Best wishes Richard & Emilia

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