Monday, July 25, 2011
Chitengo Camp is surrounded by security wire because some of the passersby are lions and elephants, which can present a problem for people and buildings. No one would give Ed a disapproving look or a murmur, but when we got in late yesterday, there was mention that Ed had given the wire less respect than usual for a person walking past alone with a net to collect bugs.
One could imagine it working out OK if the big animals dropped by. "Is it really your first sub-Saharan visit, Ed?" "Yes it is, east enders of the Rift Valley." That could happen.
The solution, obviously. is a spotter to keep an eye out for Ed while Ed cracks stems and everts blossoms to find privacy-seeking insects. We'll probably be competing for the job soon.