We searched and searched for the wild dogs today. Searching for 3 hours this morning and again 2 hours this afternoon, turned up no sign of the wild dogs. Except for a few tracks close to Formadhunga pan (:map:) there was no sign of them. With the moon full it looks like they probably travelled last night leaving Malilangwe Reserve into a neighbouring area.
I’ve been expecting them to move for the last 2 months, and so having them around for this extra time has been a real bargain. But it’s also meant I’ve grown that much more attached to them and just not seeing them today leaves that little emptiness inside, as I wonder how they’re doing.
The cold front (if you could call it that) has now past and temperatures are marching on to three figures in the shade. And that is what our October will be about. This is a really hot and dry month for us. But even so some trees manage to pull on their reserves sprinkle the bush with new flowers and a flush of green leaf – SPRING!
The green flush is most welcome to all the animals but still too insignificant to the elephant who require such huge quantities of plant matter each day. They seem to make up for it though with their daily swim/wallow.