The giraffe's destiny

by Christine

My husband and I were driving over the Olifant's river south from Satara going to Olifants camp as the sun was setting.

Looking towards the west with the sun in our eyes, we saw two giraffe looking over their shoulders. We further investigated and saw another giraffe in a deep pool with only it's head sticking out. The poor animal was going up and down in the water for about four times before it disappeared and never came up again. It was difficult to determine what happened. Did it lose balance, was it dragged in by a croc or hippo?

The next day we found the dead giraffe on the other side of the bridge being eaten by enormously big crocodiles.

The carcass was lying in the water not close to the edge and only the crocodile could easily reach it. Therefore it was still there after five days. The smell was unbelievable by then.

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Dec 02, 2012
Great sighting
by: Jenny

Wow Christine what a sighting, thanks for sharing your pic and story with us. I feel sorry for the Giraffe, but I guess the Crocs need to eat too.

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