12:11 May 25 (Kenya time) - Hi Rita Pennycate, Can you believe it, I haven't been to bed yet; it's just after 2:00 a.m. US west coast time. My eyelids are drooping. The limping elephant kept me up. Hey, yeah, I did read Alan Jeffrey's post about the bee fence project. It seems very interesting. By the way, I read all posts, and page back as far as necessary to catch up on conversations.
Has anyone heard from Chris?I hope she is ok as she is usually on by now
My comments are so slow uploading because i am not at home and the internet connection is hit and miss so just bear with me if i am slow at answering
Hello All, wasnt here last night so i did not see the elephant, Voi lodge would have got the vet out if someone told them. Thats what they did for Hope
Good morning all a lovely morning here in the uk. So sad to hear of the limping elephant,so distressing to watch. J. Funny did you read Alan's post about the bee project to protect crops it's about 5 pages back and very interesting.
10:37 May 25 - Hi Carol Mumford, I stand corrected. Everything happened so fast while I was watching, that our dear Hope came to mind. Since I wrote the post, I looked up the vet's report on Hope, I had bookmarked it. The report states the "left rump." With today's limping elephant, there was no way I could see if there was a wound. This whole thing was so sad to watch.
Sad to hear of another in trouble J.Funny. Did not see it, but Hope's was the left rear leg.
09:51 May 25 - The elephant with the limp can barely walk. Appears to be in pain. Stands on three legs and dangles the right rear. Traveling with two other elephants, but staid a bit of distance away for a while near the small pond while the other two drank from the pipe. Then one of the other elephants went to be with the limping one. Finally, the three left the waterholes. The two were staying very close to the limping one. After a short distance the limping one was lagging behind, clearly in distress. Right now (10:06), they're in the distance beyond the far side of the big pond.
09:40 May 25 - Oh my! A limping elephant, right rear leg. Can't extend all the way. Could this be Hope!
09:31 May 25 - Hi Wisconsin Pam, So good to hear from you! 1) I flew small airplanes. I have a private pilots license. Also have a tiny bit of time piloting a sailplane (hey look!, no engine.....wheeee). For a few years had a home on a private airport where we all kept our planes on our own property. So very convenient. We'd hop in the plane even at a moment's notice and go for a ride, as easy and simple as you would in a car. Being a great grandma today, I'm still terribly spoiled to get somewhere quickly. I dislike car trips; takes tooooo long! I enjoyed your note and about finding airports. Ahhh, a pilot has to train his/her eyes. Once that happens, it's easy. You had quite a trip with your friend to Dallas. Private flying: a person either loves it or hates it, not much in between. This granny loves loves loves it! 2) It's really been quiet here at Tsavo for a while. Hey, did you see the photos I took of elephants that Skyline put up? Still there probably through the weekend. They're dated and timed May 24; really cute.
Yes Pam, they do look reddish/brown. Big difference to the normal grey ones we usually see.
I just posted a picture of a family of ellies. They look really brown now. Must be the color of the soil.Love watching all the wildlife here on SkyLine.
Deb Schroeder and J. Funny, I'm in Central time. J Funny were you a pilot? I had a friend that flew forNorthwest Orient Airlines, had 2 private planes and flew with him to Broadcast convention in DallasNo way could I have even found the airports! Tuesday I saw lots of elephants at the water hole. lotsof babies of all ages. Heard about opening elephant hunting on the news. I understand people need their crops to survive but wish there was a way to save the elephants too. Can't imagine killing one, but then I'm not a hunter. Raise lambs for food, but processor kills them humanely.
0848 At last ellies have arrived