If you love animals, this is the episode for you! We went on a mini safari this weekend and have lots to say about it and pictures and video to share!
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00:20 This week we still enjoyed the company of Collin’s cousin Jennifer
01:26 Brittany Murphy RIP
01:42 Weird audio drop-out, sorry
02:21 Tapas feast at Fork
02:47 We went on a mini Safari!
03:30 Collin mispronounces “hectares”
03:48 South Africa mainly has “game reserves” which are a little different from safaris, but still awesomer than zoos.
05:08 Foam locust! (the worst part of the safari!)
07:00 controversy about the Nyala, solved: it has spots on its side
but also on its face and the myth is about the face spots, so I win, but we were both correct.
09:20 A dazzle of zebra, including a three-day-old baby zebra, which you can barely see in the photo above, so I highlighted him below:
10:10 Elephant on video! [Turn the volume up to hear my commentary]
10:25 Sad story about rhinos! Viki, grab tissues!
11:38 They did survive having their horns poached so there is a sort of happy ending, though.
14:36 We’re going back to the US for Thanksgiving!
15:39 Have a FABULOUS Thanksgiving holiday and look forward to our special HitchDieds in America podcast next week!
16:12 EXTRA BIT
November 19, 2012 at 9:04 am
1. 10 years.
and 5. woohoo
oh…. a note (esp viki!!!) all animals on the game reserve, although purchased and brought in, are all “saved”. lots of orphaned animals or animals rejected by their herds. so at first it felt a bit expensive, but then it felt pretty good to do this- feels like you are helping to support the reserve’s efforts to save the super gorgeous nannnnimals that would likely not survive on their own.
November 19, 2012 at 1:22 pm
thank you!!! it sounds perfect
November 19, 2012 at 8:12 pm
Robin, this post showed up in my google reader feed directly above this:
The internet is onto you.
November 21, 2012 at 9:14 am
Oh my god, the story about the rhinos is heartbreaking. I’m glad you enjoyed the safari, though! I’m not sure I’d be brave enough to do something like that. Then again, I’d never be brave enough to go to South Africa at all (I hate flying)!
November 21, 2012 at 10:47 pm
Oh, major props for the Brittany Murphy nod. Major.
Be seein ya.
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