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This cheetah was not getting ready to attack us.

She just wove her way through our small group…

 

…flopped on the ground near our guide

so he/we could pat her.

This cat preferred having her ears and head patted

I only mention this because,

during our walk with Sita the Tiger

at Dreamworld many years ago,

Sita’s head was off-limits which suited

me as her teeth were much bigger.

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One of our last activities whilst on Safari in 2013,

was to walk with a cheetah,

at Tshukudu Game Lodge

which was only a 20-minute drive

from Sausage Tree Safari Camp.

More to the point was seeing these animals…

…sharing space with diners only a few feet away.

These are wild animals.

We had to wait a few minutes while

she returned from her morning hunt.

A truly unforgettable experience.

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Road Cycling…Geelong

 

Climbing Cheetah

 

Frisky…

 

…Blesbok.

 

Leaping Impala

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jittery

nervous or unable to relax.

My hand was steady enough

to pat this cheetah…

…however, about 20 years earlier I was passed over

for a training/supervisor’s job because

of my shaking hands.

I was told I looked too nervous.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Jittery

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African eyes…

…at Elephant Whispers….

…a cheetah at

Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.

 

 

Say Hello to ‘Limpy’ the lioness.

So named because she was born

with a malformed foot.

This night while on a game drive

a sharp bend in the track nearly

had our vehicle run over Limpy.

She settle 15-20 feet away, called to her cubs,

then turned and looked at me.

I still get goose bumps all over when I see this image.

No fences, no barrackades,

just mutual trust separated us.

Sadly she had to be put down

in less than twelve months

as she had contracted a contagious disease

of some sort.

R.I.P Limpy

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I have ave opted for wildlife again today,

though mostly big cats this time.Our last excursion (in 2013) was to Tshukudu Lodge,

about twenty minutes from our base at

Sausage Tree Safari Camp.

We were greeted by this cheetah.

She is wild, feeds herself and

was not around for the next group.

Although…

after a hard morning of modelling and

having her ears patted

she followed us back to the Lodge

where she availed herself of

refreshments from the pond.

A local kudu up close.

This cheetah was at Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre.

Have you noticed the pearly white?

Leading the really big cats is Limpy

who was/is my favourite lioness.

She died just under twelve months after this was taken.

 

The King presiding over his pride, which…

blocking the road when first sighted.

 

How many lions can  you see?

Okay, take my photo, but I am not smiling.

By the way there is at least 6 of us in the photo above.

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More ‘detail’ photos in my

Photo a Week Challenge, this week

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 In keeping with Cee’s Wildlife theme

from earlier in the week I  have again

returned to Africa for my  

double letter words this week.

Cheetah one and…

Cheetah two.


The friendly Giraffe.

 Some Hippopotamuses.

Wildebeest heading for water

at the beginning of a hot day.


 Not sure if this is ‘Willy’ the Wildebeest or not. 

If it is, he has fallen victim to the

laws of the jungle since 2013. 

He learned, the hard way, that cats

move quicker than wildebeests can.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Double-Letter-Words

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