Story of my life

This morning, JacarandaFM – one of South Africa’s biggest radio stations – aired a humorous sketch based on one of our most hair-raising wildlife encounters and the events that followed in their breakfast show’s weekly “Story of my life” segment.

Unfortunately for most of our friends here at de Wets Wild the story is mostly in Afrikaans, our home language, but perhaps you’ll be able to catch the gist of it, which involves a swear word slipping out in an unguarded moment and being stored away in a little boy’s memory bank for later use…

Click here to listen to the piece.

Vir al ons Afrikaanse vriende, julle sal verstaan dat die “kru taal” juis is wat die storietjie so snaaks maak!

The rhinos that caused the swearing at Ithala Game Reserve...

Two of the three rhinos that caused the swearing at Ithala Game Reserve…

 

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27 thoughts on “Story of my life

  1. Linda Arthur Tejera

    Well, I didn’t understand a word of it but really enjoyed hearing your language! It’s enough to know that the three rhinos were charging. Terrifying! Glad nothing bad happened. And, yes, kids will repeat most everything they hear! HA!

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  2. M.Winter

    I’d probably say curse words more than a few times had three rhinos come charging at me too!!! Whew! I bet, only now, looking back at the incident, you’re laughing. Glad you are all safe.

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  3. scrapydotwo

    Ha ha, dis nou rerig n ware verhaal! Dis nie lekker as die renosters so op jou afstorm nie. Ons het eendag in die wildtuintjie(wildteelsentrum) op Potties op n renoster afgekom en hy het sy voete gestamp en so skuins piepie gespuit! Toe het ons baie blitsig omgedraai en weg. Hul bly maar reuse diere en mens en moter kan nie iets teen hul doen nie. Jy moet maar “go with the flow” met hulle

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  4. 2geeks3knots

    Funny story! Proof that one must be careful around children (and parrots)—and rhinos, for different reasons altogether! Would love to learn more about this adventure. Why did they charge, and how did you escape? J&A

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Thanks guys!

      We surprised the trio coming around a sharp bend on a steep rise, and that must have triggered the charge…

      We had to reverse on that steep, bendy track for several kilometers (the road was too narrow to turn around), keeping just ahead of the ambling giants as they too made their way down the mountain along the road, before they finally relinquished it for long enough so that we could get past!

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  5. Tannie Frannie

    Synde een van Jakaranda se ‘negentien luisteraars’ wat ook maar net soggens ‘n kort rukkie luister, is ek so bly jy deel dit met ons! Daardie twee renosters lyk kompleet asof hulle ewe rustig ‘n entjie gaan stap.

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Hulle het ons so rus-rus aangedryf vir n hele paar kilometers Tannie Frannie, goed seker gemaak ons verstaan wie is in beheer daar. Ek dink hulle het geskrik toe ons op die blinde hoogte om die skerp draai op hulle afgekom het, en daarom gestorm. Maar ons moes by hulle verby om by die kamp terug te kom!

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  6. Playamart - Zeebra Designs

    I love where I live on the river, though the slow/no internet is the biggest ‘negative.’ i truly miss not being able to see every post, though one of these days faster options will arrive, and i’ll have fun catching up.

    congratulations on being featured! you have a great life! z

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