Baboons came asking for an invitation to tea at the Clarksons -- less welcome was the rather large boomslang that Ernst kindly came and helped them to catch and release!
Tortoises are out everywhere at the moment - they may be searching for water given how dry it is. The genet has been in the area (sitting up on a Rooielser's window ledge one night) perhpas that is why the mongooses have been scarce just lately. The dassies have taken to raiding (flowers in vases, rusks and fruit at risk!) and they fit through those small gaps the baboons dont! We live in a nature conservancy and are so lucky we still share our village with all the animals - even if they are not always welcome inside our homes.
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