Babies ! and checking out new road for us

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October 25th 2013
Published: June 25th 2017
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First thing we did this morning when we left the gate was try to find the leopard kill we had watched the evening before. This was the most mysterious thing; the kill was visible but no leopard nor were there any other animals coming to snack on it? Oh well, continued on our way.

Saw a snake crossing the road. Not sure what kind it was and it soon disappeared from sight. We decided to try out some roads we had not done as yet. We were heading down the road when we all of a sudden saw a mother warthog with about 6-8 newborn babies out of the burrow. She did not allow them to stay outside very long and hustled them back into the burrow. What a great sighting!

We decided to take the road that followed where the Selati Railway used to run in the period 1900-1949. This must have been quite an adventure coming to the park during this time. At the Selati Restaurant they have pictures showing some of the early people that came by train. There were tales of people waiting for the train and having to get in the trees to get away from the lions, etc. Wow!

Came back and decided to have dinner out on the deck. The couple that sat next to us had a child that was high energy and did not meet a stranger. Came right up to me and started a conversation. Got talking to the parents, she worked in the park and he was a guide and had his own business. He was interesting to talk to. While we were visiting, all of a sudden a bush baby dropped onto the deck. Too quick for us to get a picture.

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