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cattle-huab-webExtra-dry conditions after the last years of plentiful rain are putting strain on the communal cattle downstream.

huab-kudu-webAs though the very dry conditions aren't enough to contend with, these two magnificent kudu bulls died in the challenge, when their horns interlocked.  Such a pity,  but then scavengers and predators had their heyday in nature's wheel of life.

 

cukoo-huab-webThe African cuckoo parasitises the fork tailed drongo. This view was taken at the bird bath

 

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The early morning walk gave way to an oryx standing proud on Cannon Hill.  This rocky outcrop got its name from colonial German soldiers who at the end of 1897 dragged at least one cannon up on top of the hill to protect the surrounding water resources from rustlers.