Honey Badgers

Yesterday, I watched a show on PBS Nature about Honey Badgers.  This was in South Africa, in and around Kruger National Park.

The show especially followed two in a reserve near the park.  Their names are Stoffel and Hammy.  Nice Afrikaner Honey Badgers.

They are smart and fearless.  You leave food around, they will be there.  Humans provide a major source for them.    They would invade lodges in the park and the garbage dumps.

One beekeeper is trying to invent a method for protecting hives.  Stoffel was stumped, but not Hammy.  Must have needed a woman’s touch.

They will take on lions and giraffes.  The tragedy would be local beekeepers and farmers wipe these clever animals out, because they really are a threat to their livelihoods.

Gister het ek gekyk het ‘n show op PBS Natuur oor ratels. Dit was in Suid-Afrika, in en om die Kruger Nasionale Park.

Die show veral gevolg twee in ‘n reservaat naby die park. Hul name is Stoffel en Hammy. Nice Afrikaner ratels.

Hulle is slim en onverskrokke. Jy verlaat kos rond, sal hulle daar wees. Mense bied ‘n groot bron vir hulle. Hulle sou lodges val in die park en die vullis stortingsterreine.

Een byeboer is probeer om ‘n metode vir die beskerming van korwe te vind. Stoffel is gestonk, maar nie Hammy. Moet nodig het ‘n vrou se aanraking.

Hulle sal op leeus en kameelperde. Die tragedie sou wees om plaaslike byeboere en boere vee hierdie slim diere nie, omdat hulle werklik is ‘n bedreiging vir hul lewensbestaan.


About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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