A Conversation for Colours of Wildlife: Aardvarks, Part One
Elektragheorgheni -Please read 'The Post' Started conversation Dec 9, 2012
I never realized how odd these critters were. I think it would be neat to keep them as pets too. I wonder if my cats would be better behaved because of it, but probably not. That wild cucumber is also most astonishing. If you recognize the flowers, I suppose you could use it as a food source if you are stuck out in the veld or forest where they are.
Willem Posted Dec 10, 2012
Hi Elektra! I couldn't so far get a good photo of the leaves or flowers of that species of wild cucumber, but generally it does pay to know your plants if you're out in the wilds! I do wonder how cats would react to an aardvark.
Elektragheorgheni -Please read 'The Post' Posted Dec 10, 2012
They would probably freak out, but as long as I could take it outside on a leash and it didn't use their litter box or eat their noms they might do OK. The problem is I don't relish having an ant farm to feed it. I suppose it might do OK on hedgehog food, that is the only insectovore we've had experience with.
Rod Posted Dec 12, 2012
As ever, I appreciate your work ... and thought I'd just call in to say that today's APod is a good one - from Namibia.
(if you're not familiar, that's Astronomy Picture of the Day [for 2012 December 12] - just search for APoD).
Willem Posted Dec 12, 2012
Thanks Rod, that is a great picture! And did you know I have the same kind of trees in my garden?
Rod Posted Dec 13, 2012
No, I didn't know that - and I wonder why I'm not overly surprised?
Incidentally, I did a double-take yesterday evening - the day's photograph on the weather report was sent in by one van der (or de) Merwe but I'm (almost) certain it wasn't a Willem.
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