Watering Hole

Doves 1

Doves 1

Just because I live in Africa doesn’t mean it is all about Lions and Elephants, Rhino and Cape Buffalo!*

Doves 2

Doves 2

We also have Cape Turtle Doves (pigeons). Who doesn’t?

Doves 3

Doves 3

And they all need water for life.

I love that these little guys are playing around having bath time fun, in a fortuitous puddle of rain water, in a deserted parking lot: the local watering hole!

 

post script: A little pop quiz for you. Above * I have listed four of the Big Five game animals. What is the fifth?

 

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41 thoughts on “Watering Hole

  1. pensitivity101

    I thought of one of the Big Cats too, either the Leopard or Cheetah.
    Your picture reminds me of the ducks that were swimming in one of the potholes in the road on our way to the woods when we lived in Lincolnshire!.

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  2. Genie

    Adorable doves! I love pigeons, one time, a pigeon led me to a Tibetan bell that I had dreamt about the night before; I was in a store, walked out and there was a pigeon standing looking at me, began to walk and looked back to see if I would follow, so I did, it led me across a boulevard (with street lights) and then walked to a store, stopped and looked at me, I went inside and looked around, much to my astonishment, the bell that I had dreamt of was for sale (of course I bought it and have it to this day).

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  3. Garfield Hug

    So nice to see doves like that. Loved the angle you took this. As for the 5th…hmm…I would say Tiger…but first guess was Giraffe but then realised no one would shoot them for game. Hmm…if I watched Madagascar…Out of Africa…zebra, hippo, Giraffe, Lion and am clueless….

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Thank you for guessing anyway πŸ™‚
      It is the African Leopard! They are called the Big Five, as they are the hardest to hunt, and most likely to kill you, tho the Buffalo is actually the most dangerous!
      Tigers do not occur naturally here, but lots of lions, oh and cheetahs. πŸ™‚

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Yes you’re right! πŸ™‚ Most people think you should have Giraffe, as it’s big. But the Big Five represent the most dangerous game, and of the five, the Buffalo actually kills more people. πŸ™‚

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