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Old 14th June 2007, 14:48   #61
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Sam's pic on page 4 has an uncanny resemblance to our member v1p3r. wonder why? did u both get separated in some mela? just kiddin guys.
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Dont hit me for this... But.. you do resemble Akshay a lot in this Pic. (Aka v1p3r.. in case you were wondering who that was)

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Old 14th June 2007, 18:54   #63
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Crap, he's right. Jesus, I'd better start taking care of myself. Don't want people calling me Yeti in 10 years.
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Old 14th June 2007, 19:09   #64
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Dont hit me for this... But.. you do resemble Akshay a lot in this Pic. (Aka v1p3r.. in case you were wondering who that was)
I too thought the exact same thing. For a moment I thought it was v1p3r.
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Old 14th June 2007, 19:18   #65
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Crap, he's right. Jesus, I'd better start taking care of myself. Don't want people calling me Yeti in 10 years.
Primarily, my young and perpetually hungry friend, for this you would have to grow taller by a foot.
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Old 14th June 2007, 19:22   #66
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Or 4 inches, which is how much taller than me you are!
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Old 14th June 2007, 19:57   #67
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Maan the resemblence is scary!

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Or 4 inches, which is how much taller than me you are!
Borrow your girlfriend's heels and you're there!
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Old 14th June 2007, 20:05   #68
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Default My last post on The Wild - Giraffes

Coincidentally, while we're discussing v1p3r and Sam, the topic shifts from Hippos to giraffes. They too have a height difference.


I love giraffes. Beautiful elegant creatures. There are two kinds. One is the spotted, yellowish Masai giraffe, more seen in the masai mara (tanzania). The other is the utterly beautiful, ,maroonish Reticulated Giraffe, further up north, towards Kenya.

I love both. Truly gentle creatures, with beautiful faces and long lashes. Very shy. You can never get too close to one, without scaring it.


One of my most memorable experiences was when I was sleeping in the tent one day and opened the zipper and peeked out. There, with my tent practically between his hind legs, was a lone Masai Giraffe. He was more startled than I, and ran off.
Have you ever seen a Giraffe run? They always look like they're running in slow motion.

It is safe to get off and take pictures, but you will almost never succeed as they will run for all they're worth. Sure, if threatened they kick and hard, but mostly, they'd rather use the energy to get away.

Be kind and slow with these beautiful creatures.

Approach them slowly, turn engine off. make no sudden movements, don't even reach for the camera for a while.
Wait. When they are comfy again, you can be close to these very very shy creatures and get a good picture or 2. But stay in your car.

If you are lucky, you may get to see some giraffes necking. It is a common misconception that this is a pre-mating ritual between a male and female giraffe. It is not. In "necking" both participants are young males. It, in fact, is a duel for male superiority in the herd.


With this I will end my wild life posts. I hope you have enjoyed them and they will be some useful knowledge for you. If nothing else, I will hope that you will love and respect wild animals a little more. I'm happy to have surprised some of you
If anyone has any plans/questions/queries, please feel free to post here, or PM me.
Harrie, thanks for the use of your thread for my silly ravings.

In closing I give you a large sized photo of these gentle and beautiful animals. Enjoy.



Thanks for reading all of this.

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If nothing else, I will hope that you will love and respect wild animals a little more.
Man, Sam, my respect for you has only grown. From the ICE guy to the modest engine-vengine guy and now a wildlife lover. Not bad. Not at all.

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Coincidentally, while we're discussing v1p3r and Sam, the topic shifts from Hippos to giraffes. They too have a height difference
Hmmm. Now this was a little below the belt. Anyway, the resemblance (as others mentioned) is kind of uncanny - too Bollywood-ishtyle.
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Old 14th June 2007, 20:37   #70
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Hmmm. Now this was a little below the belt.
Don't worry there. C3PO and I have a special relationship, full of smart comments. He'll understand.
But, grudgingly, I'll admit. that photo of me with the tortoise does look similar to him.
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Hippopotamus:

Happy lovable cute hippos. Gentle and calm. NOT!!!!

Hippos are bloody mad, aggressive and super Dangerous!!!! Can kill you in less than a few seconds. Sure, it won't eat you afterwards, but what difference will that make if you're dead?
Ya that's true, In fact the number of Humans that are killed by Hippos is more than those killed by crocodile or Lions or other Land Mammals.

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WOW Sam, amazing experience and nice collection of photos !
Thanks for the tips
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Coincidentally, while we're discussing v1p3r and Sam, the topic shifts from Hippos to giraffes. They too have a height difference.
. Loved that one, absolutely did.
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Absolutely fantastic posts from Sam. Thanks to harrie for starting this thread.

Really good read, Sam.
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Great thread Harrie, Sam and other!

I had seen is before and had the page open for months (yes, literally months) and finally read it today!

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Always run uphill when avoiding an elephant. Something about the way their legs or joints are structured makes it difficult for them to run uphill. Added to that, they're not exactly light.
I think the elephant is the only animal to have all 4 forward-facing "knees". Maybe thats why...

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