Backyard Safari

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

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

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