I saw some of those spiders in RSA. They are real monsters. Like you said, much faster than what you would expect..
Good looking gemsbuck. Congrats.
Good looking gemsbuck. Congrats.
A solifuge. I think they are cool. Sun spider in the southwest US, camel spider in Saudi Arabia when I was there and Haarskeerder (hair clipper) in Afrikaans. No kidding, a big one sent my friend onto her chair when she saw it in '16 while in Namibia. She's a veterinarian who has seen less than pleasant things from work as you can imagine, and this had her freaking out.I have missed out one animal I hunted. The previous evening while in my room and sat on the bed out of the corner of my eye I caught some movement I then saw what at first I thought was a scorpion but turned out to be a spider not a little miss muffet kind but orange brown monster about four inches in length speed of a greyhound and looked real mean. I have no problems with spiders but that beast and me were not sharing the same room. after a couple of close calls it succumbed to a single blow from a well placed size 10 croc.View attachment 273585
Your going Wale hunting.....in the summer?Room for one more?I`ll pack my bags....will I need to learn Japanese?....or Norwegian? Either way.....cool...let`s bag a wale!Brickburn has spoken so one must obey. I will begin my report as soon as I return from sunny wales in two days time
A young person who isn`t a vegan save the (insert critter here)and has respect for said critters.Tick one up for our team!So my daughter is feeling much better and joins us for our afternoon hunt so we begin to look for a warthog for her Adab has a plan in mind we head towards one of the big dams. We stop a fair distance away from the dam and proceed on foot. We follow a fence line which will take us to the corner of the dam wall as we proceed through the waist high scrub we start seeing lots of warthog mothers with young juvenile males and females almost every 10 meters we would disturb more some would run deeper into the scrub and stand grunting and snorting others would take off straight through the wire fence making it twang with the sound reverberating along its length it gets quiet noisy when three to four warthog hit the fence one after another, It could be quiet frustrating but on this occasion it just seemed funny. We reached the dam wall and began to climb as we reached the top all hell broke loose we had crept into the middle of a gang of baboons as they had been drinking they took off in all directions sounding the alarm as they went the warthog that had been there all scattered. As we stood on top of the earth dam thinking that we were well and truly done over on this stalk and about to head back to the truck. A lone warthog is trotting straight down the middle of the dry lake bed towards us from the far end of the dam his mind is set on one thing his afternoon drink. At any moment we expect him to turn and high tail it out of there with one of the many other warthog heading away from the dam but he just keeps coming Adab sets the sticks and my daughter gets ready. We say to wait until he turns broadside and then shoot, The warthog trots on through the mud to the water kneels down and begins to drink facing head on to us, after having had his fill he stands back up turns broadside and we whisper ok now as the words leave my mouth the warthog dives into the mud and begins rolling around flicking mud in the air at this point we all are laughing again, he finally stands and shakes turns broadside once more and we all wait for the shot. we are beginning to wonder why my daughter has not fired when she asks can I shoot now in unison everyone replies yes the shot rings out and the warthog drops on the spot.View attachment 273677