Africanochka Hippos and Crocodiles – the main residents of Santa Lucia. Wherever I will look – the islands with crocodiles and a family of hippopots.
That’s what I can tell you about hippo. The weight of the middle male – 3 tons, the length of the body – 4 m, the mouth opens with the jaws of more than the meter each. Swim and dive hippo perfectly and can remain under water 4-5 minutes. On land hippiect seems somewhat awkward and smooth. This, however, does not prevent animals to perform long transitions.
Hippopots – Public Animals. Usually, the hippopolot family consists of 10-20 females with the younger young and old male and occupies a strictly defined area of the coast. Separately small communities keep imperfect animals. Finally, adult males who do not have harem live alone. Between such males, frequent fights for the territory, which, although begin with a certain ritual, end without compliance with sports rules. Fighting hippopots – terrible spectacle. Animals do to each other fangs deep, plentiful bleeding wounds. Sometimes a fight lasts up to two hours and often ends with the death of one of the fighters.
The life of hippopots is subordinate to a strict daily rhythm. The bright hours of the day are spent in water, where they sleep on the shallows and braids, and soon after sunset, they go to the feed and return to the reservoir before the dawn.
The pairing period comes twice a year, in February and August, that is, at the end of each dry period. The spectacle is a little acute. Mounting itself happens on shallow water. Hippopotamus jumps on the Hipmedy, immersing it with its weight under water, and liking wild cries. When conception, the female is almost completely under water and only sometimes emerges to dial air.
When Hippo once again jumped on his companion, Anna Samuelovna could not stand and asked her spouse: "Well, Emmanuel, well, what are you standing! Well do at least something! He will drown her!"
One our couple of pensioners, with whom we had the honor to meet, was in Africa many times, but by pairing hippo, Anna Samvilovna had to see for the first time. She was very worried about the Hipmedy, went back and forth on the deck and was outraged by the behavior of hippo. Anna Samuilovna’s husband – Emmanuel Isaakovich behaved very restrained, but soothe his spouse, he stroking her shoulders and sentenced: "Everything will be fine". But Anna Samuelovna did not believe her husband, and when the Hippo once again jumped on his companion, Anna Samuelov did not stand and asked her spouse: "Well, Emmanuel, well, what are you standing! Well do at least something! He will drown her!"Emmanuel just smiled to us, and the spouse promised again:" Everything will be fine!"I am sure that everything really happened and after 240 days, as it usually happens from hippopotamus, this mistress-female gave birth to a little young.
prosto gost bought. Package includes flight to place and two overnight stays. From Anchorage flew into King Salmon with a small plane, fly an hour. In King Salmon, we met a bus that delivered the river. On the scales weighing each bag and every passenger. Another flight. Fly on the seaplane to Brooks Lodge 25 minutes.
Flew. Everyone got down to the windows of the portholes – the bears met on the shore. In the wagon of the conductors, we read the introductory lecture. The camp Brooks Lodge is located in the forest on the shore of the lake, at the mouth of the river, no fences, the territory is small. You can only get here by the seaplane, there are no roads. Bear Full. September.
The Brooks River flows into the lake, where the flow of salmon rushes to a spawning rushes up against the current. Bears are well aware of this pleasant event and guarding prey day and night.
Salmon, ready for the last job in life, painted in bright red color.
Accommodation in the camp of two types: tent and in houses. Tourists arrive here mainly behind photographs or fishing. True, I do not understand the fat in the last, it seems, you only need a saccker to cry, so much fish that no interest, in my opinion.
The bridge is laid from the camps through the river. Day from all sides, the bridge and trails guard Rangers. In case of danger. As soon as she comes, the bridge is declared closed and pedestrians send back, wait.
Fishermen get gear, briefing and conductor. All day, these people stand in water.
Since the interests of fishermen and bears coincide, then often their paths intersect. Recommended quietly and immediately retreat.
Another category of tourists – photographers. These are ready to stand all day under a pouring on or sun on special viewing sites waiting for a master’s frame.
In the book of feedback, I read such a record of the Polish tourist: "Was on August 9, not a single bear. So much money for the wind!»Good American Signed below Tip:" Buy a ticket to Disneyland, and you will be happy! There you will meet your teddy!"
Bears do not pay attention to either on those nor on others. They are busy business.
The platform at the bridge is not the only one, you can walk to another, which is built at the thresholds. It is from her that the famous shots are made, where the fish jumps right in the mouth of bears. Go to the site you need through the forest. From the rules: to go a group of at least four people, on the way it’s quietly talking or clapped in your hands, so as not to be a surprise for bear. He hears noise and warned. Sitting in the bushes of bears accompany us a look. Once we came across the sleeping bear. Do not even know, talk here or silent quiet water?
Two days later we were preparing to fly home.
But we saw another circus. A young bear came up to the camp, with fish in the teeth. Drought tourists, and it turns out to be escaped by a touch of a well-minded competitor. So, the second challenger on Ranger’s fish had to drive the foot.
In general, there are fun. Just look when go there. In the book of feedback, I read such a record of the Polish tourist: "Was on August 9, not a single bear. So much money for the wind!»Good American Signed below Tip:" Buy a ticket to Disneyland, and you will be happy! There you will meet your teddy!"