I hoped to visit your area one day, but it's looking less & less likely as I get
The Pandemic has already taken almost two years away and I don't think that will
be all we're going to lose. Too many items on my "bucket list" are just unlikely
to ever get checked off.
On 9/3/2021 02:49:58, Alan Cole wrote:
John, as Bob said, Askari is a Swahili word for a soldier in a support role
like a bodyguard or mercenary. The Italian word "Ascari" is simply a
spelling variation. Elephant herds are Matriarchal. Bulls are chased out of
the herds when they become sexually mature at about 15 years & live
separately in small groups. Older breeding bulls are typically found in
groups of 3 with two younger bulls known as Askaris. When the bulls are in
Musth, they make forays into the herds for breeding purposes. Fatal battles
between breeding males are not uncommon. In the Letaba Camp Elephant Museum
there is a skull with a tusk right through it! Anyone's guess what actually
On Thu, Sep 2, 2021 at 9:37 PM John firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
So, what is an "Ascari for an older bull"?
Google turns up "Ascari Cars Ltd" named after Alberto Ascari, but your guy
look like he's quite streamlined enough for Formula 1 or Le Mans.
On 9/2/2021 10:06:04, Alan C wrote:
I spent a couple of days sorting out a friend's K100D. Took some test
my favourite haunt, Sable Dam in the Kruger Park, only 15km from home.
young Elephant Bull, an Ascari for an older bull, harrassed all
vehicles with mock charges & loud trumpeting. Don't be fooled by his
speed when he moved to the edge of the road. Eventually the pair moved
BTW I see I had the date set as 28/08/2020 rather than 28/08/2021. The
still did a fine job. The problem was an internally damaged D-AL 75-300.
camera was fine with any other lens.
K100D & DA 18-55 WR.
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