Altered behaviour in animals - drought-related?
John Llewllyn's observations regarding processes he has not seen in the field before.
The continuing drought..
The drought in the Lowveld continues, many experts claiming it to be the worst drought in decades, and this at the beginning of a predicted long term (10 -year) dry cycle. The following articles are well worth a read, because they are close to home and relate to local land marks and features in the environment that you will recognise:
Swimming pool hippo, and other updates
A hippo that finds the swimming pool an attractive place to be has continued to visit these chlorine waters on an ad hoc basis. It is a disheartening early morning greeting for Moses Nzimba and Timothy Khoza who have to firstly evict the amphibian and then clear the pool of vast quantities of hippo dung.
Two birds of prey and a serpent
Chris Thorpe in Bungalow # 197 contributed this fascinating encounter between two birds of prey and a serpent
From the Board
Please read the update from the Board (under Regular Features on the left). This information was shared with Members who attended the recent Members Information Evening on 01 June.
Short drive on Ingwelala? No such thing…
Brad Oliver in Bungalow #199, contributed this fascinating story, describing the interaction between a pride of lions on an impala kill and a solitary hippo investigating the lions’ meal.
The current drought at Ingwelala – just how bad is it?
There has been widespread coverage of the current drought in the media: this leads one to speculate just how severe this drought is at Ingwelala, compared with previous droughts. Rainfall records have been kept at Ingwelala since the early 1980s and, during this period, there have been three severe droughts including the current one.