Tomorrow is the last day of 2019. This year has flown by at such speed; I still cannot believe we are at the end of December. This time last year I wrote a blog about my own little private year-end function I do to review the year gone past. This year I wanted to change it up a little and do my year in review of all the animals we have seen around our house at Malelane Gate.
I have been keeping a list of all the mammals we have seen from the house this year. Also read about the animals we had around the Letaba Staff Village here. When we moved from Letaba I had no idea we were going to see such a variety of animals from the comfort of our own home and garden. The list kept growing and growing throughout the year with the passing of the seasons. Have a look! No need for us to climb in our car to go look at animals… they come to us!
- The whole of the Big Five!!! (Please don’t ask me for any specifics… We don’t want any of our precious wildlife targeted. But how AWESOME is that!)
- Grey Duiker
- Vervet Monkey (lol, no surprise there if you have been following my blog;-)
- Tree squirrel
- Small Spotted Genet
- Lesser Bushbaby
- Slender Mongoose
We have had quite a few snakes come and visit us as well: Black Mamba, Pofadder, Brown Housesnake, Spotted Bushsnake, Yellow Bellied Sandsnake and a Stiletto Snake. And then of course the scorpions and Spiders we have no choice but to share our home and garden with.
So I think it is safe to say we have had an amazing and interesting year with all the animals we see from our house! And with the upcoming Marula Season I am sure we are going to have a hysterical start of the new year! Our two Marula trees are heavy with fruit. It won’t be long before the elephants will be all over our garden again! We might just leave the gate open for them this time;-)
We are getting ready to spend a few days in Kruger’s Wilderness. I wish you all an amazing last two days of the year and a lovely new year’s eve with family and friends.
Happy New Year from Steven, Alex, Jack and me!