February 23, 2009
Rhino encounter on Trails course
“Trotted off” was probably not the correct term to use as it was very short lived? She turned again heading, still away, but now at a right angle to our position. Another quick turn and she was heading straight towards us from about 50m. Again she turned aiming in a different direction only to pivot and come straight our way once again.
Paul Viljoen (Trail Leader & student) was out front and in the open, with Jeff (ET back-up) sticking to him like glue. I shouted for everybody to get behind the little cover there was in the form of a small Silver Cluster Leaf bush but the female was on us before anybody could move. As it so happened with the way she had turned I was now in the front facing her first as she raced down onto us. In one motion I was shouting, chambering a round and taking aim on her mighty forehead. (Hard not to aim at the forehead when your whole field of view is her head)
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