The striking preying mantis I saw on the road outside our property
Sensing that we could be danger, the mantis stood up on its hind legs...
...and portrayed this threatening position
On Sunday, Grant and I went out at about 10am. As we rounded the explosives magazine, we saw several likkewaan (monitor lizards) sunning themselves beside the fence.
This one became skittish and started to creep through the fence into the enclosure
Then it turned tail and shot past the front of the vehicle and into the bush on our left
As we left the mine and entered the bush, I saw a small lizard on the road next to the car. Grant stopped, I got out and took photos.
A much smaller lizard after seeing the Likkewaan above
A little along the road, we saw a movement in the dust ahead of us. It was a Van der Decken's Hornbill taking a sandbath.
Van der Decken's Hornbill (male)
Taking these photos from quite a distance (so as not to disturb the bird) and through the car's windscreen, made for blurriness
Waiting for a herd of cows to cross the road in front of our vehicle, I snapped this animal as it came out of the bush to my left
I'm linking my post to Saturday Critters with Eileen, which you can visit here
Here's wishing you all a wonderful weekend.