Expat, Safari, South Africa, wildlife

Backyard Safari: Monitor Lizard, South Africa

South African wildlife is off the scale, but you don't even have to go on safari to experience it. Usually, there is plenty (sometimes a little too much) wildlife right here in our neighborhood backyard in Johannesburg, South Africa. I've variously written about and/or where possible photographed the spiders, snakes, birds, wasps and the scorpion that… Continue reading Backyard Safari: Monitor Lizard, South Africa

Africa, Expat, wildlife

Scorpion on the Line

  This is a passenger announcement.  Regular blog services are running late.  Normal service has been severely disrupted by The Christmas Holidays...and a scorpion on the line. Regular service will resume shortly. 2016 Top Blog Post Roundup In the meantime, just in case you missed them the first time around, the most popular 5 posts… Continue reading Scorpion on the Line

Africa, wildlife

Dragon Sighting

I saw the Dragon. It didn’t breath fire, but it startled me. Fat and serpentine, it was sunning itself on the path ahead. It was in fact the large monitor lizard that lives in our estate. Its distinctive blue and yellow markings were clearly visible in the sunshine. Trying to restrain an over excited Cheese… Continue reading Dragon Sighting