When it rains it pours – Aardwolves, that is (we are still waiting for a good rainfall). These images were taken after we flushed another Aardwolf at dusk from his burrow and set the camera to record his return. We photographed not one byt two adults going in and out of the hole and we suspect that they have pups inside.
Notice their long necks, their distinctive shape and their small frame – these are all cues to distinguish them easily from a Striped Hyena.
I finally got my Aardwolf picture. While biking i flushed this guy from this hole as he was leaving at dusk to forage for termites and other insect tidbits. I returned with the camera trap and after three days/nights he made this one and only showing. I assume by his tracks that he has been coming and going on the other nights but enters and exits his hole at a high velocity, faster than the camera’s silly delay that is. Wim are you seeing this?
It was nice to find these fellows in the camera trap this morning. Vulturine Guinefowl are some of the areas most distinguished birds. Fly Tyers love to get their hands on Vulturine skins. The blue, it turns out is rather irresistible to not only the camera but also certain atlantic salmon. We often use the vulturine to find predators. When you hear these birds mobbing something you will often times find a cat or mongoose or a snake sheltering from the uproar.