Driving past the mine area, I called for Grant to stop. I'd seen a colorful lizard sunbathing on a rock overhanging the pit.
Agama Lizard (male)
View of the ant trail from the car window
Close-up of the ant trail
Close-up of the ants
They are shiny red and tough-looking!
The ant -trail stretched ahead as far as the eye could see
Along the lake, we saw many waders and other waterbirds. I showed a few on Wednesday but kept two for this post.
Hamerkop displaying for its mate
A Long-tailed (Reed) Cormorant sitting on a branch nearby
Driving back through town, Grant stopped so that I could photograph a cat stalking something in the bush next to the road.
A cat hunting in the bush in town
When the cat turned towards us, we both said how much it looked like Topsy (one of the two cats we had here until we sent them back to Rina, who now lives with them in our Marquard home!)
This is Topsy who was also rescued from the same area as above. As you can see Topsy (and brother Tipsy) live far more privileged lives than the cat above!
I'm linking my post to Saturday Critters Party with Eileen who's blog you can access by clicking here
And now for an update on the pups: day 24!
The pups immediately go to the plates of oats as I place them on the ground
They already share well!
On Fridays Joshua stands in for Michael. Joshua takes his duties as nursery assistant very, very seriously! (I've said this before!) Here he cleans the pups' hut and replaces the night towel (nappy) with a clean dry one
Several pups rounded off their oats porridge meal with a sip of mama's milk!
Back inside the hut, the pups try to peer over the barricade but they're still too short!
I hope you're all having a really great weekend.