Not to put too fine a point on it, above is what the wound looks like, albeit it's on my calf.
With lots of time now, I have gone back into my archives and enjoyed viewing my photos from way back when. I decided to share a few of these here on Saturday Critters.
Living in Marquard 2015 - 2016, I took the dogs to the nearby golf course every day. They loved it!
Eddie and Skabby literally bounding off the ground with joy
I had Skabby as a pup in Marquard. He would always wait patiently while Mum takes photos. He still does this when we walk along the farm roads. (Not happened for several weeks)
A young Skabby waiting patiently while I took photos
A Yellow-billed stork in the golf course dam, Marquard
A marsh owl on a fence of farmlands on the way to the city
Sometime during that last year in Marquard, (2016)Grant, Rudi (a friend) and I undertook a road trip to Cape Town, 1160 km from Marquard. I will post about this later; it brought back poignant memories as I scrolled through the images. On the way down we stopped at an Engen One Stop, fuel station, rest rooms, restaurants and Quick Shop. This was at Colesberg, on the direct national route, the N1 between Cape Town and Bloemfontein.
While enjoying a takeaway snack in the car park, I spotted a bird on the tall lamp post at the entrance to this layby. I walked towards it with my camera and was rewarded with this below.
A Giant Kingfisher, female
When I strolled back to the men and our car, I noticed a bird pecking at the crumbs left by people like us, eating at this spot. It was a Wattled Starling, non-breeding male or adult bird. I dubbed it female as she was very industrious while looking for food.
Wattled Starling - female
Thanks dear Eileen for hosting this meme; Saturday Critters here
Be safe and have a great Saturday!