Some Wildlife Pictures

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by monster_catfish, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. monster_catfish

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    For a small change of pace, I thought I'd share some pictures of the local wildlife here. I used to be an avid hunter, but, as habitat gave way to farm-land here, and unrestricted hunting decimated what animals were left in the wild, my hunting these days is limited to the odd afternoon of upland wing-shooting in the grassland across the river valley from me.

    Nice closeup of a bushbuck doe, grazing the edge fo my catfish pond
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    My modest herd of buchbuck seen here gathered for a meal of pre-soaked beans, which they get as a supplement to the daily fresh leaves of the manioc tree-crop.

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    This picture I am lucky to have captured, for it features the ever-elusive Sitatunga swamp antelope, which is about the largest animal left in the wild, in this neck of the woods. These guys spend most of the day wading chest-deep in the swamp, ever ready to submerge completely, leaving only the tip of their nose breaking the surface, at the slightest whiff of human scent. This is a mature buck, and he was kind enough to execute a few dance steps for the camera, before loping off into the dark.
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    Finally, I caught this male bushbuck on film as he made his way back into the safety of thick cover after a night's feeding near the river.
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    That's it for now. More later, if any of y'all liked these shots.
     
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  2. loosewire

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    How about some giant fire ant mounds,if you have fire ants.

    I hunt with a camera.
     
  3. nerdegutta

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    Nice pictures.

    Are you near Accra?
     
  4. MrChips

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    Saw this creature today on the bicycle path. Never seen one before. I have to guess that it is an American mink.

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