Sunday, September 9, 2012

We aren't the only ones living here

There is one question that never fails to pop up.  It is asked by the very young as well as the very old. Unfortuatley, we have to answer, "no, we have not seen a lion." Something about African's wildlife sparks people interest (including our own), so here is a glimpse of the "wildlife" in our back yard. It is not as exciting as a lion, but it will have to do for now.
Not the "wild animal" you were looking forward to seeing, but still scary enough for me.

European Roller-not sure what it is doing in Africa, but none the less it sure is purdy.

A small anakanak (monitor lizard)-they get pretty big but mostly stay hidden because they are a favorite of our killer dogs.
 We have a parrot couple living in our yard. They are pretty skittish, so this is the best picture I was able to get.

And skittish for a good reason. Our large yard offers a buffet for this guy.

And a wild cat-sorry folks, this little fellow became..ummm...well our dogs helped it go into a deep sleep.

For the honorably mentioned that we have seen in our yard, but did not have a camera, hyena, jackal, porcupine, mongoose, cobra and bushbaby.

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