We’re not afraid.
Well, just a little.
Okay, a lot.
Did you know that after the mosquito (malaria carrier), hippos are the most lethal animal on the continent of Africa?
This post is a jump back to our time in Langano
Hippo tracks the size of dinner plates fresh on the beach. Which increased my desire to see one of these lumbering creatures out of the water.
Fresh tracks and reports that they came out on our beach every night made it so tempting to stay out all night.
Waiting and watching
The girls were more interested in climbing off the dock
They went in but I waited,until the cold, darkness and thoughts of impending death by hippo drove me into the warmth of our home.
Langano is like living in a zoo, amazing wildlife all around. Except for the cages. There is nothing separating humans from the animals.
A few of the animals that we did get to see (the ones slow enough for cameras):
The crazy colobus
Hornbills are one of my favorite birds. There wings make such a loud whizzing noise.
Weaver birds’ nests
Trees full of them
A herd of camels watering by the lake
Camels wandering along the road
I don’t know what this is called, amazing.
Nature hikes whispering to not scare the warthogs and dik-diks.
A variation in me carrying a girl.
We moved on from Langano to a conference were there were cute but obnoxious monkeys. I thought the cute outweighed their orneriness UNTIL…
We traveled to Injibara Tuesday, so Jon gave her second rabies booster on Wednesday. Now that’s a little too close and personal.