Monday, June 20, 2011

Last but not least...

The hippos, warthogs, and baboons shared our camp with us. Pretty wild to have these things around your tents at night. Interesting fact.. hippos cause more deaths than any of the other animals. They are aggressive at night because they come out of the water and feel extra vulnerable and protective. They have been know to grab fisherman on the river every now and then. Even though they are so huge, they can run like 25 mph. Point is.. beware of the hippo. We also heard a lot of stories about baboons stealing visitors' belongings. Common strategy apparently is that one baboon will pose for a picture, and while you're taking it, another baboon will sneak up and steal your bag or any food you might have. Pretty sneaky. Now you know what to look out for on your next safari.

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