Africa Trip - Day #3 Nov 10, 2007

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It's 5 AM. It's dark now and it was dark when I arrived in Johannesburg. I could only make out a few springboks in the back. They're looking a little like lawn ornaments right now. Michael, a young guy who drove me from the airport to the lodge shared a story of the female Kudu that used to be on the premises. Every year around estrus, she would fall in love with one of the male workers. He was the kudu's object of affection this past year.

The story sounded like it could very well be an old African tale, where a goddess inhabits the body of a kudu and is not able to emerge from her ungulate form until she finds a man who loves her unequivocally. When the man loves the animals of the world as much as his own people, the earth will forever be in harmony.

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