Moreletakloof – 27 January 2013

Probably the best thing about living in Pretoria is that there’s a bunch of nature reserves very near to us. The tiny (100 hectare) Moreletakloof Nature Reserve is just one example: it is only 2.6 kilometers from our home, and early this morning Joubert and I headed there for a bit of walking. Despite it being overcast and drizzling we had a thoroughly enjoyable father-and-son experience, encountering a variety of birds and animals along the trail.

Ostriches are frequently encountered in Moreletakloof, and can be dangerous when protecting chicks.

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Moreletakloof’s animals are quite habituated to the human presence

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Zebra foal with an irritating itch in the ear

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Impala

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More impala

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Red bishop

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And even more impala

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This small stream meanders from one end of the reserve to the other

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Trail through thicket

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Restored farmhouse from the late 1800’s now operating as a restaurant, with blesbuck grazing on the grounds

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Blesbuck

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Who’s watching who?

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