Friday, April 1, 2011

Warthogs and Ostriches



Two days ago Cules and Jess went to a nearby game farm to shoe some horses while I stayed home to catch up on some washing and other housework. Ostriches has caused many a hillarious and some not so funny near misses for us while horse riding....they always tend to run with the horses with flapping wings...horses DON'T like that!





They made some new friends...I always miss out on the good ones!





Cules says small as the two baby warthogs were,they didn't like it if you stopped scratching..
Check out the raised mane on this one, it means trouble is coming...




Jess found out that a warthog is just as difficult to hold onto as a piglet..
She went back to 'varsity yesterday to attend a hockey clinic during the holidays...sniff,sniff...



16 comments:

  1. I love that you are wearing sandals and shorts and have warthogs for playmates! Such a contrast to tidy, uptight Europe! Well, it is not always uptight, I don't mean to be putdownish...that's not the case. But life in South Africa just looks so much more "take it as it comes". You know what I mean? I really am starting to want to visit - and I have never really had a hankering for Africa before. It's almost like you live at the San Diego Wild Animal Park! Dream location for this Southern California native!!! :D

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  2. Love the snippets into your lives..so different from mine!

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  3. Those little warhogs are adorable! But I'd hate to encounter an adult one! And ostriches along for the trail ride... Made me laugh, but I'm sure it's VERY unsettling for the horses!

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  4. I love getting to see such a beautiful place with all those amazing animals! Very different from where I'm at. I love it!

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  5. I never know quite what I will see on your blog, and I love that it is so different from my life! Also, LOVED the sunbathing chicks.

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  6. Nice shots, Liesi. I don't know which I would be more afraid of, the warthog or the ostriches. I hear they both can be dangerous.

    be well and happy,
    Pam

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  7. Those little warthogs are so ugly they're cute. I just love seeing all of the wonderful critters that live all around you. Thanks for the info about the zebra, by the way. I guess I'll just have to wait and see if there is a little zebra baby with the herd sometime soon.

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  8. Just the best. I know my boys will love these pictures!

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  9. My girls were looking at my blog today and said "mom - you have a friend in Africa?" I said "yep - go check out her post on the snake that ate her chicken." Their sentiments were the same as mine - how could you even go outside?

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  10. What a fun post! I can't imagine how our horses would react to ostriches - it wouldn't be pretty!

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  11. Bet the ostriches do create quite the stir running and flapping their wings beside you.

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  12. I love international blogging! It's so much fun to read and see photos of what goes on around the world. I can just imagine that the horses wouldn't like a bunch of ostriches with flapping wings.--Inger

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  13. From here, it's like watching National Geographic TV! Simply amazing to have a warthog come right up to you like that! Not to mention the ostriches running along side the horse!
    Got to love it Liesl!

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  14. What fabulous photos!! So funny about the ostriches running along side the horses - unless your riding one I imagine!!!
    Thanks for visiting with me at my blog - I'm afraid that I just don't have the time at the moment to post more than once or twice a week...probably the reason you miss them on your blog roll. Hopefully I will be able to do more again soon!
    Blessings!
    Ann

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  15. feel like i blogwalk right to african animal kingdom. i have never seen a warthog before. thanks

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  16. I can imagine, ostriches and horses - not a good combination!!! Diane

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