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Alison Buttigieg

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Words by Colin Souness Pictures by Nicky Silberbauer A gentle swell rolled into the harbour. The hull of White Pointer rubbed a little over-enthusiastically against the grubby tyre-clad quayside and the boat’s smooth white fibreglass flank squeaked sharply up and down abreast the black rubber rings. One after another twelve eager passengers (myself included) stepped clumsily from the safety of Simon’s Town’s harbour and onto the vessel. White Pointer was the medium-sized fibreglass sea chariot which would carry us out from the lee of Cape Town’s main Naval facility and into.... read more

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We detected a silhouette under a bush in the Moremi Game Reserve. On closer inspecton we found a medium sized African ro... read more

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Honey badger kills and feeds on Porcupine

The spoils of victory. The excitement of spotting your first leopard and the thrill of being part of a pride of lions bringing down their prey, usually overshadow the smaller more secretive members of our bushveld society that are only seen for a fleeting moment before scuttling off to hide in the thickets nearby. Secretive animals by nature, the honey badger and the porcupine are mammals rarely seen acting out their survival rituals and so much is still to be learned about their habits. Early one cold winter’s morning, as we bumbled along a.... read more

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