The Honey Badgers

May 12, 2010

It’s a cold winter’s morning. We just had a big breakfast and decided to go out on drive
afterwards. My guests are from Scotland, a real lovely bunch, all wrapped up in warm blankets. I have
never seen the clouds so beautiful. Their shapes, sizes and ripples make them look unreal. The wind is
coming on too strong and is going to make the drive a bit more difficult.

Luckily there are so many deep valleys where we can go and hide. The bigger game is scarce, also
seeking shelter.

As we hit this rocky patch, something catches my eye. Honey badgers, two of them. They came into
the road moving along the one track in front of us. Now and then they stop, looking back at us almost
posing for a picture. We are really close, watching them swagger along. This makes my guests smile
with delight. We follow them for another 400 meters until they finally decide to move back into the
long grass. We continue to enjoy them as they look for lunch.

What a lovely way to end a cold morning drive.

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