Driving through South Africa you are more likely to see fields of sheep and cows than you are any other animal, but Ostrich's and Antelope are farmed for their meat so you may see them dotted around also behind fences.
I'm staying with various friends and every one has a dog, cat or even a tortoise as a pet. Poor Leo managed to get his fur into such a knot with his dislike of being groomed that he had to have it shaved off by the vet as he was overheating.
I made a visit to a local nature reserve yesterday. Rietvlei is one of numerous reserves in and around Pretoria. There is a coffee shop, picnic site and numerous bird hides.
These are the signs dotted around the bird hides and picnic areas at all reserves. I did see a crocodile once on the approach to the bird hide so I swiftly returned to my car.
This little picket fence and electric wires are all that is separating me from the hippo's. i didn't stop long enough to see any hippo's today but I could hear them, they moo like a cow.
I saw a selection of animals and birds, but I forgot to bring my wildlife identification books with me so I'm searching for a good and free app to download, do let me know if you have one.
I only spent an hour driving around just to get my fix of the place and I'll be spending more time there over the coming weeks to find out more about the Rhino Protection Program. I'm also planning on visiting GroenKloof and taking a walk with the giraffes.