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Why did the elephant cross the road?

Baby Elephant |

Picture the scene. You arrive in the world’s smallest airport on the world’s smallest plane and step out into sweltering heat. Your guide arrives to take you to your campsite and you look forward to your first glimpse of wildlife.

Suddenly, a baby elephant runs out onto the road in front of the jeep. How cute, you think, before you realise that baby elephants are never alone. Your head hits the chair in front of you as your guide jams on the brakes seconds before the entire herd crashes across the road. In a fleeting moment they are gone again and tranquility is restored. This is South Africa.

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Nelspruit Airport, South Africa |

Baby Elephant |

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Mammy Elephant |

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  1. Now that is an experience you won’t forget. 🙂

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    April 3, 2015
  2. Beautiful!

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    March 31, 2015
  3. My sister-in-law and her husband (whatever relationship that is to me I am confounded) manage a game reserve in South Africa … her tales of rhinos and ellies and lions captivate me … I haven’t been but I will, I WILL 🙂

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    March 30, 2015
    • Oh you must, you really must! Especially with family there, ready and waiting to show you around. It’s such an amazing experience and a beautiful country.

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      March 30, 2015
  4. longchaps2 #

    Yep. The Mama is a LOT bigger, lol. Amazing. It’s sad to think fewer and fewer people will have the pleasure of being able to witness this. This will be a memory to treasure always. 😉

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    March 30, 2015
  5. humblelittlehomestead #

    That would have been scarey but so cool a the same time!

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    March 30, 2015
  6. Susan V #

    This is so cool! But I suspect a bit scary too. You are quite the world traveler, June. How does it feel to settle down now that you are in LIthuania?

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    March 30, 2015
    • I love it here, Susan. There’s still so much to discover here, plus we have so many interesting countries all around us. I won’t stop until I’ve explored them all!


      March 30, 2015
      • Susan V #

        I totally agree. Two weeks and counting…

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        April 2, 2015
  7. Gary #

    Great photos. Did it occur to you why the Elephants were crashing across the road? Did it occur to you that you may have been watched by a crouching Leopard? Tranquility restored… and then bang!

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    March 30, 2015
    • We did see a beautiful leopard just a few minutes later, Gary, so that could well have been it!


      March 30, 2015
  8. Wonderful post.

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    March 30, 2015

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