At the lake:
After leaving the boat house we drove parallel to the lake, and stopped to investigate this group of wildebeest.
We kept walking closer, slowly, of course, but got quite close until the leader of the group snorted and they trotted away.
Back in the our Patrol, after walking back, we drove and stopped when we spied this new animal on an island in the lake.
Something caught our eyes on the left side, in the trees.
These animals are well adapted to blend in, but Mary's sharp eye was able to locate what we heard.
We heard movement, but have absolutely no idea what it was, or even if they were captured in the photo.
Another grazing pair:
And then this group of puku ahead of us on the road.
Here is Tom's great photo of a lechwe. They have wide spreading horns.
In the profile of the one I photographed you can see how long the horns are. Same type of animal, they have very distinctive black markings on their front legs.
Another group of wildebeest, much closer to the road:
On the road back to Kapishya, through the farm, Mary took these. The Estate does offer horseback riding, but only for experienced riders.
This boar was attempting to push his way into the pen where a sow was busy with her little nurslings. Quite honestly, we would have felt much more threatened confronting this huge guy in the bush than the animals we did see. What an amazing, completely unexpected treat this morning had been!
Part 5 will be the afternoon of this day, captured as the camera battery gave out. Our next planned purchase in the States will be an extra battery.