Brief Overview of TB in Wildlife
Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease affecting cattle and a variety of wildlife worldwide. It is caused by a bacteria (Mycobacterium bovis) that gains access to the body via the respiratory or alimentary tracts or through the skin.
Users visiting Sibon recently will have noticed the large social spider nest/web in the marula tree above the gazebo area.
Giraffe Road member - camera trap information
I (JL) find the following information and stats (from a camera trap at the bungalow) very interesting, offered by a Member in Giraffe Road.
A word of warning on tortoises
Many motorists feel it necessary to stop to assist tortoises crossing busy roads. Care should be exercised when uplifting and handling tortoises as they have a special water gland for storage which they absorb in times of uncertain water supply. Females also use this water to dampen soil when digging nesting holes. As a self defense mechanism, tortoises may excrete this water supply when being handled, and without an available water source to replenish it, such a tortoise may eventually die from dehydration.
On playing the "Good Samaritan"...
"On a beautiful summer morning, the warm air windless until well after dawn, I was exiting Argyle and returning to camp. It was approximately 06h20 when above the noise of the game viewer engine I heard a strange and curious noise.."