Monthly Archives: October 2014

He’s coming through the trees!

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Green and black tree snake

Appearing to have washed ashore, a meter-long Green and black tree snake lies motionless on the beach as I pass by to fish the Nyanga River mouth. An unusual location for a tree snake to be found, perhaps it washed … Continue reading

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butterflies in the forest

It is early in the rainy season and the forests are lush with new growth. Flower petals and fruits are dropping to the forest floor, no doubt luring in the butterflies. They are everywhere on the trail, congregating in ¬†patches … Continue reading

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traffic alert: Gamba

Traffic (consisting of one oncoming car) came to a standstill on Saturday when Rabi the elephant decided to cross the road. Why did the elephant cross the road? Perhaps you can ask him. After Rabi crossed the road, the car … Continue reading

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gorilla family

9:43 on the morning of September 23, a path comes to life along the edge of a swamp forest near Gamba, Gabon. A haze of morning sun filters softly through the canopy as a mother gorilla appears for a brief … Continue reading

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caterpillar

A caterpillar roaming through the back garden, in screaming pink. About 10 centimeters in length, ¬†it is sporting a serious set of horns. Formidable!  

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