This time I decided to WOW you with a blog of some non-big 5 photos.
For some reason I was intrigued by the moon. So I pulled my camera closer, grabbed my bean bag and positioned the lens to take a photo off the moon. At first I thought I would take a shot or 2, but then 13 shots later, I had my first moon shot! Proudly I gave myself a pat on the shoulder.
So here you can get to see the difference of three nights of the moon’s face. The moon is in the waxing phase which means that it is in the phase of becoming full moon. After full moon, it will be called waning. If there is no moon visible, it is called new moon (not the vampire and werewolf’s movie) and this is the time period where it then changes back to waxing. And so the cycle just keeps on changing.
I know I said that it is a non big 5 blog, so we can call these “spoor” (tracks). Spoor of a leopard tortoise “ha ha ha”, yes, a leopard tortoise, that’s right. You can see that the spoor is quite deep; the reason for this is because of the heavy shell it has to carry. These creatures hide themselves so well that we rarely see the spoor (just like the leopard spoor we are looking at her, however, we are not allowed to talk about the big 5 on this blog). The leopard tortoise got its name from the similar resemblance of patterns on its shell (similar to the actual leopard). A very interesting fact is that the dung of the leopard tortoise also looks remarkably similar to the dung of the actual leopard!
When we drive along dams, puddles or even rivers, we sometimes come across these white foam blobs in the trees.
A lot of guests have asked me what it might be. Well it is a nest belonging to the foam nest frog. It is a chemical reaction that forms when the male and female rubs there back legs together. She will lay the eggs in the nest and the male will then fertilize the eggs. That means that the eggs and tadpoles are safely secured from fish and birds that normally choose them as a delicatessen to snack on.
As we have just mentioned birds, let’s have a look at a couple of birds.