Monthly Archives: September 2013

Do not take this bag into Chessington zoo

Apparently visitors to Chessington zoo will not be allowed to wear animal prints, including any zebra, leopard, tiger and hyena imitations.  Bouncers will be on hand to prevent any cow print wearing miscreant sneaking through and confusing the animals.  Python … Continue reading

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Wildlife in the city – brown hyena

Interesting visitor to our city this week, a very lost baby brown hyena.  This animal covered an amazing amount of ground during her sojourn, from Northcliff to Delta Park with a turn through the Randburg civic centre in between.  This … Continue reading

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You might never be found

Well here’s a shocker, Etsy has 900,000 shops, that’s almost a million Geppetto’s beavering away in their workshops, hoping to create the next Pinnochio or Beanie Baby.  Total number of items for sale … wait for it … 18 million. … Continue reading

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Jellyfish – yet another really scary thing

When I was a kid my dad took us to the Durban harbour to have a look at the ships.  I don’t remember anything about the ships, but what I do remember was looking all the way down the bow … Continue reading

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Friday 13th for at least two people

It’s a fairly common sound on a Friday afternoon in Joburg, a spinning of tyres followed by a loud band.  Right outside my house.  I went out to check if everyone was OK, there was a little blood, not too … Continue reading

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Flamingo (Flamingoes or Flamingeeses)

Flamingo aren’t usually pictured swimming, they’re more likely to be seen standing on one leg, and nobody is too sure why they do that, but this is a lovely picture.  Sunset with flamingo (or flamingeeses) Here’s my version of the … Continue reading

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Wildlife in the city – no bunnies or penguins

Conspicuous lack of bunnies in my city. My local police station had a number of bunnies running around.  They didn’t last long,  too many boy racers and hungry people.  Their place was taken by … guinea fowl.  Unlike bunnies, they’re … Continue reading

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