Musings Of An Idle Philosopher







Source: Pinterest; Photo: ‘Cool Cat’ by Isak Pretorius, South Africa. Highly commended in the ‘Animal Portraits’ of ‘Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2018’ contest.

Super-Moms Are Like…

This baby elephant is no chicken!! Didn’t wish to cross the road and confound humanity forever with why. But…

By Jordan Barnes For Mailonline

The funny collection of images were snapped by 57-year-old security officer Antonio da Cruz.

On a trip to South Africa’s Kruger Park he came across a small herd of elephants blocking the road.

‘We waited but after a few minutes of roadside grazing the females and other elephants moved into the roadside bush,’ he explained.

‘This little guy had been standing in the middle of the road and was determined to stay put.’


Ouch: The little elephant fell over head first before plonking himself on the road in a defiant show of resistance to authority


Go on without me: Photographer Antonio da Cruz said the adorable animal looked set to wait it out on the road as its mother ventured forth


Strop: Throwing his trunk into the air, the elephant gazed at its mother in the hope of getting her to stop walking

Antonio said when the mother moved into the bush the needy elephant ‘toppled forward onto his head’ before plonking onto the road in a defiant show of resistance to authority.

‘After flaying his legs, head and tail a few times he looked over at his mom and she then called his bluff by moving further away into the bush.

‘He quickly got up, gave us a stare and then chased after her!’


Okay, I’m up: Failing to fool the female elephant, the bothersome baby eventually gave up and got back to its feet.

Here’s a short clip shot on the ‘drama’:






Source: Thanks to Deepak Punjabi



The Survival Of The Intelligent


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