Still on the S3- after that beautiful sighting, this ugly thing spoiled the day
. Daffy in his TR thinks this is a Mopani-and having just googled Mopani Worms, I can confirm this is not one. Any ideas of what it could be.
A lone Dagga boy
And cannot resist or get tired of this beauty
It struck me as I came to Paul Kruger Gate, that in the 30 years I have been going to the Park, I have never entered or exited this gate, and had no idea what it looked like. Usually I see cars speeding as they head to this gate from Skukuza. So I thought I would have a look, nature was calling too. I was pleasantly surprised to see this massive statue of Oom Paul.
So onto Lake Panic for another visit, before I makae my way to CB. Some beaituful flowers were there to greet me with a smile
Some folk were leaving as I arrived, telling me there was nothing to see other than the frog inside the hide. There was one other gentleman there, so it was pretty quiet.
The white faced duck was in aweary mood, and did not trust the black things that were protruding out of the hide. She had reason to be weary-if you look carefully, you'll see her chicks hiding just behind the grass. She just pretended they were not there.
The dragon flies were there.
So now I had this from on the brain. Better try and find it, so while the other fellow was waiting for things to happen at Lake Panic, I set about, quietly of course, to find this frog. Before I fount it, I found this lizard hiding in a corner-had to use a flash to get him on camera
Eventually found the frog, just above the window ledge above where I was sitting. I'd probably have had a heart attack if it had jumped from there onto me. Or as we sometime say- if it was a cobra, I'be be dead already. Anyway, there it was, and I got some photo opportunties- Any help with ID would be appreciated. I think it is a Foam nest frog, in which case this is the closest I have ever come to one of those. My other "silent"companion in the hide was not even interested in what I was capturing, or perhaps he already had taken some pics before I arrived. He eventually left, leaving me alone, and not too long afterwords, a mom and pretty teenage daughter arrived, and I quipped to the teen "there you go, (pointing to the frog), a frog prince. One kiss from you and you'll have a handsome young prince for the rest of your life". A short giggle, one look at the frog and a definite "NO" came from her mouth. The problem with young people these days-they just don't believe in that kind of thing anymore. Ipods, Ipads, Tablets, you name it, they'll kiss that any