I had just started working this morning when I heard the familiar clack-clacking of the neighbour’s electrified ‘snake fence’ once again frying something to death.
Some of the larger caterpillars use patterns and colour to mimic snakes, displaying large ‘eyes’ on the sides of their heads or tails. In doing so they appear less appetising for birds.
During our stay in the UK we came across a small band of genuine gypsies living in a small clearing in the New Forest.
Yesterday I noticed a mole-hill the size of an African ant hill that had appeared in my garden in less than two hours.
During the civil war in Mozambique Dr Cobus Raath and myself spent some five years of our free time trying to restore the Maputo Zoo and keep the animals alive.
Let me share this with you – it happened in the hectic days when we battled to restore sanity in the Maputo Zoo.
I have just returned from a seven week road trip, and have many tales and pictures to share.
Thousands of kilometres later, the animal got washed up on our shores.
Once you have saddled this horse, ride it into the ground and never, ever give up.
Ever been so thirsty that you’d swap a full beer for a single sip of water?
The serenity of once again being one with nature was total as I stood there, appreciating the beauty of it all.