change of destination!
19.04.2007 - 26.04.2007 28 °C
soo... its been a week since i last wrote. and here it is to keep you up to date.
we had a bad day on friday... first we lost a baby monkey up a tree... but using a large poking device managed to get it down. then the workers bought in a monkey to clinic who was very thin, a little while later she died. we did an autopsy and found that she had a huge worm, which had been eating all her food. apparently there isn't a monkey grave yeard and when a monkey dies it actually gets cremated. then we were just waiting for dinner to be served when we heard a commotion over at one of the enclosures, one of the female monkeys from the intro enclosure had escaped into the main enclosure and without her troop to help she got bitten to pieces. we had to sew her up in clinic which took 2 1/2 hours because each stich has to be individual to stop them pulling out the whole thing and also she was cut open all over the place. she has survived but is clearly in a lot of pain and isn't eating much.
after stiching up the monkey we went to a local club, very cheap drinks!
saturday night we had a braai, which is basically a bbq but we cant call it that!
sunday we went out on the raft, but on our way back (we had to get back to take a girl to the airport) the wind picked up and was blowing us backwards! so we had to pull up on the side and walk through the bush... i did this while carrying a baboon!!! there was then an amazing thunderstorm! it was worst when we were trying to do feed, and there was a river running down to quatentine!
monday i have moved tpo sun city, which is an exclusive resort in SA, they have a problem with baboons and monkeys so we are contracted to shoot at them with paintball guns to get them out of the resort and stop causing problems! its fun and pretty chilled, but with only one other person doing it, it can get boring. luckily we get to drive around a golf course for a few hours each day which keeps us entertained!! google sun city and see how cool this palce is. i will prob be here for 2 weeks because it is a 6 hour drive from riverside.
forgot my cable so cannt upload pics this time. will remember for next.
also pain in my ass that my zen has broken from using my battery thing to charge it up!!! very annoyed having spent so long putting stuff on it before i left!
report again soon!