Category Archives: humor

Marula

A while back, I wrote a post about a magic tree. A magic penis tree. It was, of course, not really magic at all. It just had such strange, unlikely fruit that it some odd beliefs got attached to it. … Continue reading

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Owls. Again. For the last time. I promise.

If you’ve been following this blog, you will know that I have, of late, been writing about owls. Lowveld owls. Lots of them. I like owls. But I must confess to being just about over writing about them. I’m sure you all … Continue reading

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Some owls. Or owlets. Or Scops-Owls. Some birds.

When most people think of owls, they tend to picture the sorts of birds that flapped around in the Harry Potter movies; large, powerful birds that would have no problem carrying obscure magical packages around. These are not those sorts … Continue reading

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A leprechaun with eyes on the back of his head.

I had threatened you with an avalanche of owls. It starts today. But it is to be a brief start. I’ve been called away on an emergency. I have to go the bush for a night. There I will be … Continue reading

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Dog-faced monkeys.

Picture the scene. You’re in Cape Town, one of South Africa’s tourist hotspots. It’s a beautiful sunny day, perfect for a daytrip. So you decide to go here; That’s Cape Point, Africa’s southernmost point. It’s a dramatic finger of rock … Continue reading

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Blue

If I say the word “monkey” to you, a whole bunch of associations are sure to be triggered. First of all, you will picture a cheeky little scamp, a charming, miniature man-beast who lives to laugh and play, swinging through … Continue reading

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The Poison tree.

It’s happened to all of us at one time or another. You’re sitting in the dappled shade of a bushveld tree on a hot summer’s day, contemplating the view, beetles and bees buzzing lazily through the canopy above you, when … Continue reading

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