Submitted by: HO Lesley Cornish
We had just had a stunning view of a large Black Rhino bull, and had in fact woken him up as he was sleeping among the ash on Dithabaneng. He ambled off afterwards, and was nibbling at the burned twigs. Wonderful! So we were not expecting to see anything else that was this good.
But after a few more corners, we came across Tree Squirrels sunning themselves on the trunk of a tree. They were obviously a family, because one was larger, and was doing all the grooming. They often sun themselves early in the morning before they look for something to eat, and the socialising is typical. We must have watched them for about 10 minutes, before a car frightened them off, and they climbed higher into the tree and disappeared.