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Lunch 20

By SimonFletch  
Wow, I am writing this with a lump in my throat, having read your comments on Lunch 19. I have extremely strong feelings where animals are concerned - and it would seem many of my peers and friends on EPZ do too. It was good to learn that I am not alone in visiting the Elephant Orphanage - I hope that many more of you also get the opportunity. One person mentioned that not only ivory is the root of evil, but many other animal parts are too. And Effrossini summed it all up, when he said "the human being is the wildest animal".

Enough tears; back to a little humour, I hope. Ed (Glostopcat) lightened yesterday's upload of the Baby Elephant, by referring to the Lunch series and asking "one wonders how many more pictures you still have left in your trunk".

Today's Lunch is an image which is kind of difficult to get - a Warthog suckling (yes, I'm sticking with Milk for now!). Warthogs are notoriously skittish and run off as soon as a vehicle approaches, their little tails sticking up like aerials, grunting and squeeling at the top of their indignant voices. They eat only grass, kneeling down on their front legs. A favourite snack for Lion, I have often observed a Lioness, waiting patiently outside a Warthog burrow for its 'hamburger'.

The answer to your question, Ed, is that I am going to milk Lunch for all its worth and hope to go the whole hog on this one, making a real pig of myself..Smile

Hope everyone's done their Christmas Shopping? Sad


Tags: Milk Lunch Kenya Suckling Masai mara Wildlife and nature Warthog

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Jocelia Plus
6 2 1 Australia
19 Dec 2013 3:18AM
Pigging out, delightful……...WinkWinkWink

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Great photo...and story, Simon.

Wonderful narrative as always Simon.. With a superb image to go with it Grin

Love your lunch series Grin

Lynette Grin
ColleenA Plus
5 350 5 Australia
19 Dec 2013 5:35AM
You were lucky to get this shot Simon, you are right they normally run away. Great photography
Bantu Plus
4 7 1 India
19 Dec 2013 6:13AM
very close encounter with wildlife well captured.
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
19 Dec 2013 6:15AM
A great spot and capture, Simon. Carol
Andysnapper Plus
9 109 25 England
19 Dec 2013 6:45AM
Enough, enough, my ears are bleeding....You really are an old ham aren't you Simon. Grin

Another lovely lunch shot mate and unusual as well. Keep up the good work.

19 Dec 2013 7:41AM
These are beautiful animals Simon. The tones and textures in your image are excellent.

19 Dec 2013 7:59AM
Great story and excellent image!
19 Dec 2013 8:16AM
Excellent Simon, super image and narrative,
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2013 9:30AM
Can almost see that tail waging with enjoyment!
a lovely image Simon
Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
19 Dec 2013 9:38AM
You are definitely hamming it up by continuing this series Simon, it looks like the pork quality jokes will continue for days to come!Blush This youngster looks quite well developed and will soon be able to fend for himself, I wonder where his brothers and sisters are or is he the sole survivor from his litter
19 Dec 2013 10:32AM
great shot
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
19 Dec 2013 11:06AM
Nice one again Simon and when people stop eating animals like my Wife and I then you can call yourselves animal lovers, I hate people who say "I am vegetarian but I eat fish" NO YOU ARE NOT! Your quote "are notoriously skittish and run off as soon as a vehicle approaches, their little tails sticking up like aerials, grunting and squeeling at the top of their indignant voices" I thought you were describing the ladies doing Christmas shopping.


19 Dec 2013 12:22PM
Hogging the limelight comes to mind..............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
19 Dec 2013 1:43PM
All these jokes must be starting to boar you Simon!Wink
ali63 Plus
5 775 1 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2013 2:04PM
I hope this little piggy doesn't go to market as the nursery rhyme goesTongueTongue, seriously this is a charming image well done,

Ali SmileSmile
mikbee Plus
10 3 8 Scotland
19 Dec 2013 2:16PM
C'mon folks,enough of these animal jokes,
and lets get to a serious matter here.
Am I the only one that thinks Santa is a heartless old git ?
Last year I asked him for the latest Nikon DSLR.
Instead he gave me,socks,underpants and aftershave.
I think I may have him sussed though.
This year I have asked for socks,underpants and aftershave.
Perhaps I will indeed find the latest Nikon DSLR on my fireplace !!
19 Dec 2013 2:55PM
Great shot Simon.
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2013 4:32PM
A real Porker of a shot here Simon all done in the best possible taste kep em coming mate.
7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2013 5:54PM

Quote:Wonderful narrative as always Simon.. With a superb image to go with it Grin

Love your lunch series Grin

Lynette Grin

Superbly captured and so very beautiful Simon…

Nathan GrinGrinGrin
19 Dec 2013 6:12PM
Superb image Simon - love this series. Smile

dark_lord Plus
13 2.1k 508 England
19 Dec 2013 9:26PM
I'm enjoying this series, as much for the images as the expectation as to what we'll see next Smile

19 Dec 2013 10:38PM
Brilliant shot Simon. I am loving this series especially for your write ups and the comments that follow. Cathy
Maiwand Plus
11 3 73 England
20 Dec 2013 4:14PM
A most wonderful series Simon. Well done.GrinGrinGrinGrin

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