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A day in the life of a waterbuck .. or .. A life in a day

A day in the life of a waterbuck .. or .. A life in a day

Oct 19th, 2009, 05:20 PM
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One more story...

One of the things we really wanted to see was a crossing. Let me say up front that we didn't see one, but still had some excitement at a crossing point. Along with a few dozen other vehicles, we waited patiently while the zebras and wildebeests nervously approached the river, saw the crocs, and raced back up to the top of the riverbank. They did this several times, but never got up the courage to cross. It was almost dark when we finally decided we had to head back to camp. As we left our spot by the river, we spied a lioness slinking towards the herd. Soon, the herd thundered past us in a panic! Samuel drove to the spot from which they had run and we found the lioness with a wildebeest that she had just taken down. After a few minutes she dragged it into nearby bushes. Needless to say, we were REALLY late getting back to camp! The next morning, we had to fly back to Nairobi. We did a short drive and went to the crossing point again, ever hopeful. Across the river, we spotted four lions. They could smell the carcass on our side of the river. The edged down to the river, obviously wanting to cross, but the crocs and hippos were too much for them, too.
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Oct 19th, 2009, 05:53 PM
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Wouldn't you like to have read the thoughts of those lions contemplating a crossing, ShayTay.
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Oct 20th, 2009, 08:07 AM
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Yeah, it looked like "Big Daddy" kept waiting for one of his girls to try it. They checked out a spot further up the river from where the crocs were waiting, but the hippos had moved into that stretch of the river, so... no go! Maybe they could have just jumped across on the hippo backs. Now THAT would have been a sight!
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