Leon Maré’s Wild stuff in Africa

Fried scorpion anyone?

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.

Caterpillar train

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.

The Horse Whisperer

During our stay in the UK we came across a small band of genuine gypsies living in a small clearing in the New Forest.

The Gigantic Mole

Yesterday I noticed a mole-hill the size of an African ant hill that had appeared in my garden in less than two hours.

Crocodiles fighting

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.

Deep-sea hippo charging

I have just returned from a seven week road trip, and have many tales and pictures to share.

Written a book lately?

Once you have saddled this horse, ride it into the ground and never, ever give up.

The day beer let us down

Ever been so thirsty that you’d swap a full beer for a single sip of water?

Beware of the rogue wave

The serenity of once again being one with nature was total as I stood there, appreciating the beauty of it all.
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