Spotted on twitter, and one of those very few things that actually made me laugh out loud.
Talking of, I added the Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) to my List Of Birds I’ve Seen From My Garden, on Sunday evening. A flock of 11 birds passed by overhead. Pretty unusual for this bit of Cape Town – I was wondering if they’d maybe been disturbed by the fire, but then the fire wasn’t particularly close to any flamingoey areas. Maybe they were upset with all the smoke. Maybe they pass by all the time and I’ve never seen them. Maybe this was a one-off.
We’ll likely never know.
I didn’t feel at all threatened or scared by them, and so kept my gun holstered throughout the event.