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The story of the croc and the water thick-knee

Mon 31 Jan 2022

These are harrowing times for some creatures. While looking out over the Limpopo River, shareholders witnessed a lot of wing-flapping and screeching going on at one of the sandy islands in the river. What was this all about? It was not the first time either. These water thick-knees had been distressed without apparent reason, for days—until now! Danger was lurking below. A small crocodile was moving up out of the water on the island. And not just for the daily sunbathing, but probably because he had spotted a nice meal of freshly laid thick-knee eggs. Hence, the distress of the parents-to-be. The flapping and screeching seemed to leave the croc unfazed until he was done eating and chose another sandbank to rest.