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Meerkats, Pups and a Puff Adder – a story from the Kalahari

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Whilst sorting out my Kalahari photos (still an ongoing process!) I came across this sequence of images from one morning that I had half forgotten about. Looking back it was up there with the top wildlife experiences that year among the many that were had. I think it sums up a lot about Meerkats and would definitely have been worthy of a Meerkat Manor episode!

The morning started as every other morning had for 6 days a week for the last 10 months, i.e. waking up very early to arrive at the burrow of the group I was visiting before they got up and left for the day.

Juvenile dragging a pup from the burrow. Juvenile dragging a pup from the burrow. The first glimpse of a week old Meerkat pup in the middle of the frenzy. A week old Meerkat pup in the middle of the frenzy.

Luckily the burrow wasn’t too far from the farm house and I knew the Meerkats would be there because the dominant female had…

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