Monday, September 27, 2010


Spend the whole day looking for meerkats. Found them around 14h00 and gues what, Molly has rejoined the group. She doesn't look to welcome and she had to do sentry duty the whole day and every time she walked past Liefie she got scolded, so she is not very popular at home.
All 4 baby's are still surviving.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Me and Molly on a solo trip

The other morning the new baby's were left in the care of the three of the youngest meerkat's. This young guys were not very confidant to stay behind on their own so of they went with four baby's in tow. This is about a week premature, because the babys should only start to forrage in about a week's time. Unfortunately i had to go because of other responsibility's and only returned later in the day to find Molly all on her own and looking very guilty, no sign of any of the other meerkats.( as you know meerkats are social family animals that never leave their family except to start a family of their own). So your guess is as good as mine as to what she was doing on her own, away from the family. I am looking out for a strange male but unfortunately they see me long before i'm near them.
I then followed her on a long walkabout over 800 hkt, in no particular direction at all, i think she was just trying to distract my attention away from where the man of her dreams were hiding.
Because of this long walk it got dark and i could not find the rest of the meerkat's, so i had to bring in reinforcements the next morning to stake out all the potential burrows for the morning tour. That afternoon i again had no joy in finding any meerkats. Now i must inform you guy's this is a first for me, I never have a problem finding the meerkats so you must understand my frustration.
So yesterday afternoon i put put in extra hours, no joy. Found Molly again on her own, followed her again, same ritual, long walk and no other meerkats.
Today there will be no rest till i find them, so watch this space.

Me and Molly on a solo trip

Friday, September 17, 2010

Proud father

Today i feel like a proud father. I have just seen 4 new baby's emerge from the burrows. I had to come home and delete about 200 photo's i have taken this morning just because i got trigger happy with the camera when the baby's came out. very cute.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Special appearance

Tanks to the reliability of the weather beuro none of the last weak's forecasts were correct.
We had a couple of very beautiful sunrise tours.
This morning i had a special surprise when one of the new baby's made an appearance. Unfortunately the baby sitters thought it was to cold and pushed it back down the burrow.
Luckily i could sneak in a photo. Enjoy.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Hopefully this is the week that we see the new baby's.
More baby sitters are been left at the barrows, a sure sign that they are getting active.
Spend Friday Saturday and Sunday shooting a program for Hope TV, Witch will be broadcasted early next year.
Tortoises are very active and that means more snake activity.