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Guy Brunskill

Alumni Ranger

Guy worked as a ranger for Londolozi from 2017 until the end of 2021. He grew up in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal. From a young age he visited the bush each holiday. It was during these early years that his passion and interest was ...

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Interesting blog Guy.

Guy, I loved crocodile🤗

Great article Guy and some great photos too.
Aside from the privilege of having visited Londolozi on a number of occasions, we are regular visitors to the Mabula (Mokaikai) Game Reserve, where we have got a share in a lodge. We have a number of monster crocodiles here and linked to the rainy season when secondary dams replenish, individual crocodiles traverse the best part of 7 to 10km between dams. Their adaption to the environment is incredible and they have a sixth sense to know when conditions are good to move and I suspect also, to know that hunting in the smaller dams will be easier. One year after such a move, one particular individual disposed of an adult buffalo and also an adult zebra (managed to get a photo of the tail-end of the zebra incident, when all that was left, was the head and neck, which this croc ‘guarded’ by clasping it sideways in his mouth until such time as his appetite developed to allow it the ingest this as well.
Congratulations to you and to your colleagues on your excellent and always enjoyed posts !

Senior Digital Ranger

Very Interesting! We all knew the “Moon Walk”, but who knew there was a High Walk!!!

We have frequently seen crocodiles basking or doing the belly crawl. Last visit was the first opportunity to observe the high walk across the causeway–good timing as with many sightings.

Guy, thanks for the great education on crocodiles! The images from the team are great. We love the one you got of the crocodiles coming right at you! Well done!

Good foto’s to see how they do the “high walk”, very unique position. Different from the”belly crawl” which most of us have seen the crocodiles do. Very intriguing to hear that they walk from one water hole to the next. Thanks Guy for a good story on the crocs.

That was very interesting! Thanks for giving us more detail on how the crocodiles transport themselves when out of the water!

Crocs still make me shiver with dread…….that malevolence (real or imagined)!

Beautiful images of crocs. Although many people don’t want to have anything to do with crocodiles I think they are actually very interesting creatures. No, for us humans they are not very lovable, but they have a very interesting way of life and the females are very good mothers.

Fabulous, informative blog today Guy. I remember sitting on the causeway watching a grey heron who had just caught a fish, knocking it against the rock to kill and spear it, all the while in the midst of sun basking crocodiles – a magical moment.

I enjoy these diversions from the “ normal “ game viewing blogs, and as much as I live for big cat viewings or elephants, I appreciate seeing and learning more about the non- big five.

Very interesting story and great pictures, though I must own that I am not really fond of crocodiles.

i am sorry, but I find them terrifying !! Victoria

Fascinating Guy..and some awesome shots too ! 👌🏻❤️

What is your response to “how do they move from one water source to another?”? You don’t mention their highly developed, very camouflaged, delta wings do you?
Regards when they started to be ambulatory on land I think that mudskippers and Pecan beaching to catch seals show that when Nature dictates “adapt or die”, Nature provides the means. Snakes have vestiges of fore-limbs.

Interesting blog, Guy! Nile crocodiles are fascinating creatures- kinda creepy but fascinating!!

Great post on the crocs Guy! They’ve totally fascinated me since childhood, watching them on nature shows menace their way around! I love how you ended the post with their incredible resilience and evolution from prehistoric times.

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Thanks, a wonderful blog- learned something new. Always appreciated

Field Guide Guy, I would like to know how much Kg’s can a crocodile eat in a day?

I learned a lot from that post! Crocodiles are so fascinating and ancient. It’s a marvel they are still around for us to see them ! I can’t imagine a Lion (or anything ) trying to eat one – it looks really tough and full of scales to eat.

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