28 February 2007


Barbary Lion

Picture from here from 1898.

Picture from here

I have never seen a Barbary Lion.
As they came from North Africa they were the ones that the Roman gladiators fought against.
They are now extinct in the wild.
There are a number of them in Tampa Florida at a sanctuary.
The true difference between the Cape and the Barbary lion is now being checked out with DNA testing.
They grew to 500 lbs and ten ft in length.
There are actually several breeding programs, notably in Europe, where zoologists try with good success to re-breed the Barbary Lion. Barbary Lions, also known as Atlas Lion or Nubian Lion, are the largest subspecies of all lions. -Othmar Vohringer-
Othmar Vohringer Homepage 03.01.07 - 4:09 am #

My Edgar Rice Burroughs taught me that the North African lions had the black manes. Of course, he was a penny novelist, so the 'truth' may not be out there...
Velociman Homepage 03.01.07 - 7:24 am #

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Sweat and sour

Maybe El Capitan from Baboon Pirates can sell the 66 bodies that he has after his experiment to make himslef a pair of trousers like that which Eric is thinking of wearing.

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Another take on .....

Dating an astronaut.

No offence meant to any other Lisa's that I know

Hat tip to RobC


LOL, Kees, that is why I have it on my blog, Brian has several strokes of genius a month. My favourites were the Lutkefisk episodes. Nothing on earth stinks like vrot fish imho.
RobC Homepage 03.01.07 - 10:42 pm #

None taken.heh heh heh
Lisa W. Homepage 03.01.07 - 9:14 pm #

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27 February 2007


The most stolen sign in Austria

It is really a town's name and is pronounced Fooking


I want one!
Lisa W. Homepage 03.03.07 - 6:22 pm #

Well at least you know where they got the fucking sign from. HEH...

Becky 03.01.07 - 3:39 am #

Seems like they could make a bit of money mass producing those signs and selling them to tourists.
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Claxton Herald

Mister Jack Bibby displays the form that earned him a world record.

His record is holding 10 , 24 inch, western diamondbacks in his mouth.

Mr. Bibby said he is feeling in his water that the record is about to be smashed in the upcoming madness in Claxton.

"Have these m a d m e n ever considered what they do to a true performer like me" he said and wiped away a tear.

Oscar Wilde reporting.


F*ck I wish I could be there.

Kees is not above playing with snakes. In my wild youth I mostly killed them but since then I have lost most of my primal fear.
I have spent hours with friend's Cobras and Mambas and of course I often have encounters in the bush.

Where have I seen a Bowler like that, I wonder.

Cape Cobra



Hell, I grew up that rattlers are camp meat when you're out hiking. They make a good lunch. You just skin and clean them, and wind them on a stick to roast over the coals. They're tasty.
BobG Homepage 02.28.07 - 6:43 pm #

Oh my god....I really don't like snakes that can kill me or cause a great deal of pain.
LeeAnn 02.27.07 - 5:53 pm #

Insane. I hope they get paid well.
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26 February 2007


Hans the cheetah

I first heard this story from this master story teller Jan Spies.
In Afrikaans folklore he is revered for his story telling abilities.
Hans the Cheetah.
Hans was adopted when he was just a small cub after his mother was killed and Oom Jakop found him in the veld.
Hans grew up in and around the house on Jakop's farm.
He played with the children and he soon learned that the domestic animals was out of bounds.
Jakop's neighbours warned him that this was still a wild animal and that he, Jakob, would still come to grief about this.
Jakop shrugged and said "You know that I always thought the same but now that I have raised one from very young I understand him so much better. He never learned to hunt and his food has always come from Bettie, my wife"
So life went on and Hans grew to a respectable size and still no problems.
As Jakob said "The only problem is that he lies around the house and if you are not careful you trip over die bliksem."
So Hans continued to have free reign on the farm. Some of the farmers actually came round and started to agree with Jakob. Hans accompanied Jakop around the farm on his pick-up.
Jakop and Bettie went and did some shopping and stayed over in town for a couple of days. During the trip back from town Jakop stopped to open one of the gates and he saw Hans right on the side of the road stalking some sheep that was grazing in the veld.
Jakops rage knew no bounds. He returned quietly to the car to get his gun and realised that he had left it at his brother to take to the gunsmith for some maintenance.
He grabbed a Seekoei Sjambok (hippo-hide short whip) from behind the seat and slowly walked after the intensely stalking Hans.
He was a bit surprised as he actually got within striking distance.
Jakop let loose with all the pent up fury of a man betrayed and hit all hell out of the cheetah which finally escaped at a fast run.
Still fuming and ready to kill he raced home to get another gun.
As he ran into the house he fell flat on his face after tripping over a lounging Hans.
As he looked back to see what he had tripped over, realization of what he did dawned and he fainted into a dead faint.
Bettie says that it took two buckets of water and three brandies and coke to revive the poor man.

I guess they all look alike! Great story.
LeeAnn 02.26.07 - 6:57 pm #

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The nominations are in

Academy Awards Night

Go and vote for yours truly.


it does not take a baboon's knowledge to vote for you!
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23 February 2007


Weekend waminals

Cheers see ya on monday.
Every time I go to the wild animal park down in San Diego; all I can think is "Keesie gets to see these wonderful animals all the time for free!".
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"... she allows they tastes like chicken"

Hi Guyk and Miss Sassie Poodle , Mister Sassy Cat here, what do you think of this nice little catfish. Apparently it weighed in at 140 lbs.

Nice eh, meow.

I taste like chicken, indeed.

I battled a bit with the mouse as I do not have a big enough paw, but Kees showed me how to manage.
And off course the super intelect that cats have made the photoshopping easy.


Mister Sassy Cat.
LOL meow LOL meow


Finally I found some time to visit your blog. Thank you for posting on my blog about the white deer. That picture is some big ugly barber. Very good and informative blog you have here. I am a sucker for African big game animals. Elephants, lions and tigers (not native to Africa) are my favorites.Keep the good work up.-Othmar Vohringer-
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22 February 2007


Bad dust in Korea

A picture taken from Mt.Namsan in Seoul on April 8, when heavy seasonal sandstorms blanketed the nation.
Photo and article

As seen from space
Photo and article
In Chad and Angola I have been in terrible dust storms but that was dust only.
This stuff is toxic.
Here in Zambia we are in the middle of the wet season so mud not dust is the problem here.
Found at Seoul Seeking - The Blog Abroad, a Canadian teaching in Seoul

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Never Rope A Deer

Whatever you do, never, ever, ever rope a deer.

Via Deer Camp Blog ,who runs a very nice blog.


thanks for the link, your article is coming soon. Need a pic of you if possible.
Rex Homepage 02.22.07 - 6:41 pm #

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Fhursday Fhunny

A nice, calm and respectable lady went into the pharmacy, right up to the pharmacist, looked straight into his eyes, and said, "I would like to buy some cyanide."
The pharmacist asked, "Why in the world do you need cyanide?"
The lady replied, "I need it to poison my husband."
The pharmacists' eyes got big and he exclaimed, "Lord have mercy!I can't give you cyanide to kill your husband! That's against the law! I'll lose my license! They'll throw both of us in jail! All kinds of bad things will happen. Absolutely not!You CANNOT have any cyanide!"
The lady reached into her purse and pulled out a picture of her husband in bed with the pharmacist's wife.
The pharmacist looked at the picture and replied, "Well now. That's different. You didn't tell me you had a prescription."

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I might be a Mister, but I'm still cute

Pappa, I'm so tired and you want me to pose.
Check out all the kitties this Sunday at The Carnival of the Cats at Scribblings
And The Friday Ark will be up on Friday at the Modulator where you can find links to plenty nice animal posts.
what a pretty baby!
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The beauty of the lack of colour

I posted about an albino deer here, but that looked freakish, this is just plain stunning.

And to think we like peacocks for their colour.

Remember to check out I and the Bird #43 at Earth, Wind & Water


My Hubbie's Aunt raise peacocks and had an albino peahen. Their normal male peacock was *smitten* by her white beauty...but she never had any interest in him and wouldn't let him woo her or get near her. I wondered what an albino would look like - and this is a FAB picture.
karenmcl Homepage 02.26.07 - 11:00 pm #

I believe I now prefer the white peacock over the colored....beautiful.
LeeAnn 02.22.07 - 7:44 pm #

I have a friend in Llano, Tx who has several albino peahens and peacocks on his ranch. The tailfeathers on his seem to be a little more grey and you can make out the "eyeball" pattern in white and grey.
K-nine Homepage 02.22.07 - 7:37 pm #

What a beautiful animal!
Lisa W. Homepage 02.25.07 - 6:32 am #

My, my...that is most beautiful.
Erica Homepage 02.25.07 - 5:15 am #

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21 February 2007


Meet Albert

Albert the pig hunting Gator.

Is it just me, or is that thing three times the size of a normal one of those?What an evil bastid. Damn thing's actually smirking.Erica
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thnks for linking me, will return the favor and write a post about your site.Rex Homepage 02.21.07 - 8:38 pm #

Nice pet. Just how large is that thing?
LeeAnn 02.21.07 - 6:02 pm #

Kees, I see you're a Commercial Manager............any chance you're interested in working again or are you definitely retired?(Don't shoot meok, I'm only asking!!)Jayne
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20 February 2007


Correction of a ballsy mistake

I know Guyk might scoff but I am Positive that Miss Sassy Poodle will like the idea, wooof woof grrrr woof.

Mister Sassy Cat


As an excuse I can say that she/he was very undernourished and small, but that does not really compliment my powers of observation.

Announcing my mistake
My name is Lelu and I'll take you on

Mister Sassy Cat says "Click here to see me posing in a bowl"


Hell Miss Sassie Poodle likes cats better than I do..she allows they taste just like chicken..

GUYK Homepage 02.21.07 - 5:26 am #

Kitty porn!!!

Maeve Homepage 02.25.07 - 5:21 pm #

Update: Mister Sassy Cat took his revenge for this comment here

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WHITE Whitetail Deer

Pictures from The Trouble With Angels

One of the commenters there speculated that albino's might be blind.
White lions are not, allthough I don't know whether the White Lions are albinos or not.

Uppdate: White Lions are not albinos.

For some other albino animal pics and a well written post go to Albino Moose? from Outdoors with Othmar Vohringer

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Spot the Booboo

Photo from Loots

Click for some nice Bataleurs and for a stunning peacock


Your picture needs to roll ninety degrees counterclockwise...We had flocks of guinea fowl here in Louisiana. we called 'em "guineas", and they make great gumbo...Plus, they're good "watchdogs" and they're hilarious to watch...MCmostly cajun Homepage 02.21.07 - 3:23 pm #

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What would you do if this happens to you?

I think Hammer would be estatic.

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19 February 2007


Aaawww - I'm lost

Photo from here


What a sweet baby!Maeve Homepage 02.20.07 - 1:57 am #

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Boabab alley - Madagascar

Photo from here

They look somewhat majestic dont you think.


They always look like they were transplanted from an alien landscape. Which is interesting, since Africa is the motherland of the human race.BobG
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17 February 2007


Bobby's tour of duty

I found this guy via Sitemeter, how he got here is anybody's guess.

This is about war. Not only the fighting but the lonelyness and being away from your loved ones but the casual talk of death and the photos depicting a soldiers life.
And a wife leaving a "I am counting the days" comment

Go and read and support.

His Flickr photos

Thank you Robbert Plummer for doing your duty.


Bugger, the site is 'Forbidden' in the UAE so I can't check it out. Anyone know of a way around this?
Jayne | Homepage | 02.16.07 - 3:17 pm | #

Wow, I had a look at some of his video footage. Pretty hectic stuff!
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16 February 2007


Photoshop Contest

I created this wonderfull image

From this.

See ya'll on Monday.


Great "photo".
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hammer | Homepage | 02.16.07 - 9:58 pm | #


Heh...very impressive Kees, you photoshoppin' wizard, you!
Lisa W. | Homepage | 02.16.07 - 8:55 pm | #

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Comment and spammers

Hi all my beloved and fabulous readers and commenters.
Haloscan comments is now in operation although it does not show when a comment has been added. ???????????????? UPDATE : IT IS JUST SLOW.
Blogger comments have been disabled.
Keep on commenting and reading

To you filthy, despicable, spammers out there:

I will hunt you down.

And squeeze the shit out of you.
Photo Vearl

Until (viewer discretion advised)

You look like this.



... if you catch one, I WILL come to Africa to help.....

Eric Homepage 02.20.07 - 5:32 pm #


Bejus.....between you (oy), Jim Hooker's post about a Chinese ghost (freaky), and these crazy pics of a man severed in two Catfish sent me today (barf), I'll never sleep in peace again.
Erica Homepage 02.18.07 - 1:35 am #


If you catch 'em, let me at 'em, too Kees!
Lisa W. Homepage 02.16.07 - 8:58 pm #


Whoa.....someone is just a little bit upset! Something you plan on sending to V-man?
LeeAnn 02.16.07 - 6:37 pm #


Get 'em Keesie!
Maeve Homepage 02.16.07 - 4:42 pm #

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15 February 2007


I love me some honky tonk

Stolen from here


Oh boy, That's one thing I wouldn't want to run into in a dark alley.
# posted by Hammer : Thursday, February 15, 2007 9:20:00 PM

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A man and a woman, who had never met before, but were both married to other people, found themselves assigned to the same sleeping compartment on a transcontinental train.

Though initially embarrassed and uneasy over sharing a room, they were both very tired and fell asleep quickly...he in the upper berth and she in the lower.

At 1:00 AM, the man leaned over and gently woke the woman saying, "Ma'am, I'm sorry to bother you, but would you be willing to reach into the closet to get me a second blanket? I'm awfully cold."

"I have a better idea," she replied. "Just for tonight, let's pretend that we're married."

"Wow! That's a great idea!" he exclaimed.

"Good," she replied. "Get your own damned blanket!"

After a moment of silence, he farted.

Stolen from here
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Over at Bitchitorial a discusion about size.
Read all about it And Bitchilocks said it was TOOOO BIG…

I left them a couple of links to sizes in the animal world to bring things into perspective.
Go and look they have lots of photos.
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Last photo Valentine - too late

Posted a day late on purpose.

I've been trying to think of something to show in this "heart" presentation for a while now.

The moral of the story is to show love everyday and not only on VD. It might be too late then.

Photos from here
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Wild animal

RobC points out in the comments in my Lucky Sods post that killing comes from two sides.

This woman "hid in the park late Sunday until it closed and managed to find the keys to the cheetah cage"

She "was found dead in the cage"

From Irons in the Fire in Darwin's concept in action we have:

Repeat after me, children: "Cheetahs are wild animals, even if they are in a zoo, and they will act as such. And people who think they are pets are too stupid to be out without a keeper."

and Fox News has the whole story.

Go and look at my post Meet Lefty as well

The comments on a post on the same topic by Tim Bliar is rather funny

The post is called KAREN LOVED ANIMALS.
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14 February 2007


More Lion and hyena

Now that I have found out how to post video's I have become a regular pain in the ass, haven't I.

This is very raw and very good.
Kees: You asked How I found you -- that is hard to recall because I found you months ago and linked to couple of your posts or pictures. (maybe about a Liger or a Tigon?)


But Glad I found Ya anyway...and thanks for the Link!

Awesome posts and video from a place I've never (yet) had an opportunity to visit.
Impressive; Mother Nature without her fancy dress and makeup.
Makes you wonder how our little ape ancestors survived...
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If animals ruled

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Thermodynamics for the Soul

The following is an actual question given on a University of Washington chemistry mid-term. The answer by one student was so "profound" that the professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well.

Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?

Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law (gascools when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant.One student, however, wrote the following:

First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate at which they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving. As for how many souls are entering Hell, let's look at the different Religions that exist in the world today.
Most of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since there is more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls go to Hell. With birth and deathrates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially.
Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the vo lume of Hell has to expand proportionately as souls are added.
This gives two possibilities:
1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose.
2. If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over.

So which is it?
If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa during my Freshman year that, "it will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you, and take into account the fact that I slept with her last night, then number 2 must be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and has already frozen over.
The corollary of this theory is that since Hell has frozen over, it follows that it is not accepting any more souls and is therefore, extinct...leaving only Heaven, thereby proving the existence of a divine being which explains why, last night, Teresa kept shouting "Oh my God."


Shamelesly stolen from The Big Wheel
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13 February 2007


We have been here before

Chronicle of a Death Foretold

That's me in a tree and you intrepid's beware, I might just stay there and let you die.


I only do that for the links. It's a tough racket.
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I hope so.
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