What a surprise with the wild dogs showing up for us! I love watching them! That hippo really needs to see a dentist! What an impressive display he put on. He probably left you shaking in your shoes!
Throughout the winter is a tough time for hippos, the waterholes shrink in size, causing competition to skyrocket for the dominant bulls. We come across an edgy male, most likely been driven out of the better waterholes by another male, who obviously had some pent up frustration and put on a full display for us, thrashing his head through the water.
We then spend some time underneath the canopy of a magnificent fig tree in amongst a hive of activity. This particular fig tree is currently in fruit and with it an abundance of insects and thus birdlife taking full advantage of the feast on offer. The falling figs had also brought in a special guest who seemed to be thoroughly enjoying them.
To finish off, spending time with a large herd of buffalo allowed us to focus on a few of the smaller things such as the brightly coloured beaks of a couple of Yellow-billed Oxpeckers before we were interrupted by a group of very unexpected guests.
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It was such a great and welcomed surprise having the wild dogs turn up in the buffalo sighting. The hippo was also great to watch.