none of them is universally accepted as the answer. The most likely one seemed to be
that the surrounding plants exuded a toxin that prevented other plants from growing
inside, but that was disproved. Well, needless to say the library gave us no answer
either. So -- another African mystery.
Our two most wonderful sightings in this camp were the African Wild Cat which looks
very like a slightly larger than normal domestic cat but we had not seen one before and
the amazing Aardwolf which we had never seen before either.
The Aardwolf is not kin to wolves or canids of any kind but looks rather like a small
hyena sloping back, spotted fur, pointed nose, and very erect ears. But he does not prey
on animals living or dead. His diet is chiefly subterranean termites. In what our guide
stated was unusual behavior, we saw this creature in full sunshine. Normally they are
nocturnal, but this fellow as very obliging so we got an excellent picture of him as well.
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