1 year ago
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Lions vs Crocs vs Buffalo
I won't spoil who wins, but I found it a fascinating amateur animal video. Lions, minding their own business near a watering hole, when a large herd of water buffalo appear. Lions seize the opportunity for some young tender lunch, and work together... but.... (I won't spoil it). It get's really interesting around the 4 minute mark. And all of that activity and organization WITHOUT twitter (hooves & paws don't work so well on keyboards). [note also, this video is safe for children to watch]
Dr Desert Flower and I saw lots and lots of animals last week - lizards, white tail deer, chipmunks, squirrels, a pika, hawks, osprey, sand hill cranes, herons, trout (that jumped up out of the water), a gopher snake, the loudest yellow winged grass hoppers I've ever seen or heard, and herds of moose, elk, bison (note, not "buffalo") & pronghorn 'antelope' (which are more genetically related to goats than antelope, but you know how Europeans like to name things). More about those critters later in the week.