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Old Dec 12, 2006, 8:13 AM   #1
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1 - These guys are quite comical, aptly named the "Clown of the bush", they snort and jump and then break into a gallop for seemingly nothing, then abruptly stop and turn and stare at you, They are quite dangerous as well, they have been known to killhumans.
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Excellent shots Jake! Those horns do look lethal. Hope you weren't putting yourself in danger.........cheers......Don
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Thanks Don.. No, we were in our SUV, although a little while ago, my wife and I were walking in the reserve when a bunch of these chaps thundered towards us and only at the last moment saw us and veered off [slipping and sliding as they turned], and that was quite frightening at the time.
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Man, that must have scared the you know what out of you and your wife. Wildlife photography in your part of the world is sure a lot more dangerous than here. We only really have to worry about the odd bear or mad moose. You guys have to watch out for a wide variety of lethal critters..Don.


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Mmmmm.... it's the urban wildlife that needs an eye kept on it.

Most of what we see other than in the bigger reserves is sort of safe [is ANY wildlife safe ?]. This particular reserve that we were at this weekend used to have a few Wide-lipped Rhinos, and then itwas a bit of a mission to take a walk, although we did anyway. Unfortunately it was before the "camera days"

We're off to the Kruger National Park for 4 days over the Christmas weekend, I'm treating my wife on her "Big 5" birthday[ I get the treat as well, the KNP being our favourite spot on earth], so hopefully some good shots will be accompanying me on the return !!:G

Nice to hear from you again, Don :-)

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Running with mindless abandon......brings to mind "Ghost Herd In The Sky"

I can see why they are dangerous, the horn tips look sharp as an ice pick.
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Have a great safari Jake. I'm already looking forward to seeing what you run into and come up with....cheers.....Don.

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Mmmmm.... it's the urban wildlife that needs an eye kept on it.

Most of what we see other than in the bigger reserves is sort of safe [is ANY wildlife safe ?]. This particular reserve that we were at this weekend used to have a few Wide-lipped Rhinos, and then itwas a bit of a mission to take a walk, although we did anyway. Unfortunately it was before the "camera days"

We're off to the Kruger National Park for 4 days over the Christmas weekend, I'm treating my wife on her "Big 5" birthday[ I get the treat as well, the KNP being our favourite spot on earth], so hopefully some good shots will be accompanying me on the return !!:G

Nice to hear from you again, Don :-)
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Stunning shots, Jake. Hope you and your wife have a great trip!
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