January 2014: Steenbokkie

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STEENBOKKIES

Steenbokkies are gentle creatures who – especially at Strandveld Vineyards – roam at night.

They tend to move around on their own which – alas – make them an easy prey for caracal, and caracal are quite prevalent in the Overberg.

Driving (or walking) around Strandveld Vineyards early in the morning, steenbokkies are often spotted eating the juicy new vines. Luckily for them there is a porcupine hiding place that resembles a cave where they have been seen to hide.

This seems to leave the dogs at Strandveld dumbfounded as they seem to disappear right in front of their eyes.

Post compiled by Ilse Zeitsman and Sharon Brink