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A Professional Small Boy in Africa


Motsome and the Hippopotamus | The Seven Hour Kudu Followup: Kaas to the Rescue | The One Hour Buffalo Hunt | The Two Hour Red Lechwe Hunt | With the Youngs: Basie and Abraham in the Promised Land | Buffalo Heart | Impala | Botswana's Okavango: Cape Buffalo and Red Lechwe | Plains game from the Tuli Block | A Recap of the Six Critters Taken | Contact Me
Motsome and the Hippopotamus

Motsome was another professional small boy, showing off.
We found a huge solitary old bull hippo in a pond. Motsome summoned him a bit closer, cranky old bull that he was.





You can see that the hippo crossed the pond half way, getting up a wake before he changed his mind. I think what did it was Motsome turning around and shaking his backside at the hippo in mid charge. I was laughing so hard that I missed the shot.

Motsome was the hardest working member of the crew, and also the funniest. His name is pronounced "Mott-soo-mee" as best I can phoneticize. He seemed to relish the fact that it meant "hunter" though another crew member said that Motsome was "the fixer." Either one was appropriate.