Zebras in Marloth Park
While it’s not uncommon to see zebras walking along the road in Marloth Park, the level of my enthusiasm and appreciation has not waned one mite bite for these exotic beauties.
BUT this morning while working on the real Marloth Park post (coming soon?), I had a breathtaking moment…
Going to the kitchen for some water, I glanced out the window. After two double-takes, which I suppose is really a quadruple take, I grabbed my camera with one hand and my husband with the other, because THIS is what I saw…
After watching this family of three for several minutes, they roamed around the corner…just FEET from the front door. The baby, at one point, was leaning against the window.
They are not shy. We stepped outside and enjoyed their visit for nearly an hour.
Eventually Scott got to fixin’ a gap in the screen doors. The zebras didn’t mind.
While seeing zebras walking down the road is becoming a more regular occurrence, this is the first time they came for a visit. They departed after about an hour and returned again with some of their compadres. Check out the video for some live action.
I asked the Zebra, are you black with white stripes? Or white with black stripes? And the zebra asked me, Are you good with bad habits? Or are you bad with good habits? Are you noisy with quiet times? Or are you quiet with noisy times? Are you happy with some sad days? Or are you sad with some happy days? Are you neat with some sloppy ways? Or are you sloppy with some neat ways? And on and on and on and on and on and on he went. I’ll never ask a zebra about stripes…again.
Check out the other South Africa posts below:
South Africa Post #1: Our first Kruger National Park Safari
South Africa Post #2: Babysitting a Banded Mongoose Pup in Marloth Park
This is South Africa Post #3: When Zebras Visit
South Africa Post #4: Daily Living in Marloth Park, South Africa
South Africa Post #5: Kruger Restcamps: Skukuza, Satara and Olifants
South Africa Post #6: Kruger Safari: Full Moon over Letaba
South Africa Post #7: Kruger Safari: Treasure Hunting in Tamboti and Lower Sabie
South Africa Post #8: There’s a Mongoose in my Ear!
South Africa Post #9: Peering through God’s Window at Blyde River Canyon
South Africa Post #10: The Dam Boat Tour at Blyde River Canyon
South Africa Post #11: Rare Sexual Encounters of South Africa
South Africa Post #12: To the Wildlife of Marloth Park
South Africa Post #13: Nelspruit to Cape Town
South Africa Post #14: Moved to Tears on Freedom Day
South Africa Post #15: Penguins in South Africa?
South Africa Post #16: The Southernmost Tip of Africa
South Africa Post #17: Birds of Eden at Plettenberg Bay
South Africa Post #18: Dear South Africa: I love you, but…
South Africa Post #19: Elephants at Addo National Park
South Africa Post #20: The Garden Route: Nature’s Valley and Wilderness
South Africa Post #21: Endangered Bontebok
South Africa Post #22: Top Five Cape Town Experiences
South Africa Post #23: Chasing Rainbows in South Africa
South Africa Post #24: Vegan Wanderlust in South Africa
South Africa Post #25: Ubuntu
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Thanks for reading and may your day be filled with the peace
brought on by zebras who stop by for a visit.