A more demure Marakele

We jump from one side of the size scale to the other, as in today’s post we’re taking a closer look at some of the more diminutive inhabitants of the Marakele National Park that crossed our path when we visited last week.

Where there’s big herbivores, like those we featured yesterday, roaming free you’re sure to find Dung Beetles going about their important work.

Just because they’re a lot smaller doesn’t mean that the predators featured in the next few paragraphs are any less fierce! Watching this Solifuge inspect every nook and cranny of a zebra dung pile for an unwary prey was every bit as exciting as watching a lioness stalk her prey.

This Yellow-and-Black Kite Spider is a lot more laid back with her hunting technique!

And this Puff Adder might be slow to cross the road, but that’s just because it is so confident of its own notoriety.

Lizards and chameleons put in regular appearances as we traveled through the Park

At night, Red Toads hunt around the ablution blocks and other artificial lights spread around the camping area.

With so many dangerous creatures around it’s no wonder this millipede decided to go underground!

A particularly interesting sighting in Bontle Camp was a multitude of butterflies, flies, moths and beetles congregating at and around a fallen-over Marula tree stump oozing sap.

Remember that DeWetsWild will gladly assist you with a reservation and planning if you’re interested in visiting Marakele National Park and making the most of your visit.


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  1. Pingback: Continuing our Marakele Game Drive | DeWetsWild

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