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Not Sergei

By Hop-A-Long  
The weather has been awful today, hammering it down with rain all the time, then this evening we had thunder and lightning which actually rattled the ornaments on the mantle.
My eldest sons girlfriend called him in a panic as it was raining that hard it had risen above the kerb in the street and was now lapping at the bottom step to their front door. He donned his gear and shot off to give them a hand to try and stop it entering the house. Luckily the rain subsided and the drains managed to finally do as they were designed.
I did have visions of him sitting on the top step as if it were a throne ordering the water to retreat like King Canute, we all know what happened there though, glug, glug, glug.
Shortly after he left, my son that is not King Canute the heavens opened again over our house, the rainfall lasted around five minutes and managed to fill the garden to a depth of around two inches all over in that time, now that's some water. Even with all this rain I bet it won't be long before the hosepipe bans appear again.

Today's upload is another from London Zoo.
I love Meerkats and had never actually seen one in the flesh, or fur should I say. I couldn't believe my luck when this female went into the classic stance for me, OK so it wasn't for me personally, but I like to think she sensed I hadn't seen one of her kind before and decided to pose for me.
I have seen a lot of other photographs of Meerkats posing like this, but I was really pleased to get one for myself.

I hope you like it, thanks for looking and for any comments.

Tags: London Animal Zoo Meerkat Wildlife and nature

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28 Jun 2012 9:52PM
Like these Andy, excellent pose captured,

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AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 10:22PM
She's a chubby little thing - I love meercats too. Awful about all that rain... when will it stop!!
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
29 Jun 2012 12:05AM
I love this rain Andy.
My wife can't send me out to do any gardening !!
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
29 Jun 2012 5:28AM
Such enchanting little creatures, Andy, a super capture. Rain? What is rain? Haven't seen any for over two months now Grin Carol
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
29 Jun 2012 7:33AM
Lol! Well caught.

I've been watching the drama (the floods not Canute!) on the news - I am stunned at the sight, it is so widespread.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2012 9:17AM
good picture
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
29 Jun 2012 12:01PM
Great mono capture, I love the clarity and sharpness of it! Fascinating animals!
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2012 8:29PM
We certainly have had some amazing rain recently Andy - well captured here SmileSmile
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
30 Jun 2012 8:46PM
She's posing beautifully for you Andy, a fine shot indeed
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
1 Jul 2012 7:58AM
They are just so photogenic Wink

Brilane 11 5 12 Wales
4 Jul 2012 4:37AM
Great shot of a cute little fellow.

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