Archive for April, 2010

Finally an Otter…….well almost!

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

I went for a walk around Kirstenbosch gardens on Freedom Day. When I passed by this handsome fellow. I guess I have seen this many times before but it only really regsitered with me in terms of this web site! So here in all its cold steel glory is the Cape Clawless Otter (Aonyx capensis) – follow link for more info.

Cape Clawless Otter

Cape Clawless Otter Sculpture at Kirstenbosch

Krusty Krab

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Early in December 2009 I was driving down Liesbeek Avenue as I do at least twice every day and stopped to make sure this little critter was not run over by another vehicle.  Unfortunately he though wedging himself under my front tyre would be a good place to hide. It too some coaxing my me and a colleague to get him out. I guess if I had just grabbed him it would have been easier, but those pincers looked quite menacing!