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Old Jun 10, 2006, 2:10 PM   #1
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Old Jun 10, 2006, 2:11 PM   #2
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A "shy" giraffe - The shot was taken from far, and the light was not marvellous, however, I like the expression on his face and the "hiding" behind the tree
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A Black-headed Oriole - Sings a really beautiful song - much like you could imagine water dropping in a pool in a cave:?
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A Cape turtle Dove - Doves are all over, and perhaps a boring subject to shoot, however, this shot came out nicely, the lighting doing something different
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This Emerald-Spotted Wood-dove [not a fantastic shot of it, although I managed to catch the sunlight glinting off it's spots],well known forit's vocals, probably heard in every African Wildlife movie/documentary made [along with the Hadada ibis] - And no, I can't imitateit's voice on the forum
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An Impala ram taxiing a bunch of Red-Billed Oxpeckers
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Lastly, one for Squirl - A Tree Squirrel - We saw one of these next to it's mate that had been run over by a vehicle. It lay itself flat next to the dead mate, shivering and quaking, almost like it was willing it to get up and live. I actually thought it was injured as well, and I was going to "euthanase"it.I banged the car door, and it finally jumped up and ran, and the whole scene had my wife in tears.I must admit it wasquite touching watching it's grief for it's lost companion.
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Lastly, one for Squirl - A Tree Squirrel - We saw one of these next to it's mate that had been run over by a vehicle. It lay itself flat next to the dead mate, shivering and quaking, almost like it was willing it to get up and live. I actually thought it was injured as well, and I was going to "euthanase" it. I banged the car door, and it finally jumped up and ran, and the whole scene had my wife in tears. I must admit it was quite touching watching it's grief for it's lost companion.
Man do I HATE stories like this. I had the same experience with a Mallard Duck, and other creatures. Always breaks me up - yet I can can read a story about people dying all over the world and just shake my head.

Maybe it's our view of their innoscence that drives the emotions. But surely squirils and Ducks could not concieve of war and exploitation.

Great pictures Jake, and no, I'm actually glad you posted this little tragedy...

Dave
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Great series, Jake and a very touching stroy about the squirrel.
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Old Jun 10, 2006, 5:19 PM   #10
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Maybe it's our view of their innoscence that drives the emotions.
That has always been my theory, Dave. It's so sad. It would be just a little better if the car had to eat squirrels to survive, but instead it just lets poor animals rot in its wake.

I drive a Miata so I can dodge birds and squirrels

Great series, by the way!
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