I was on an Op in Northern Namibia (SWA) back then in 83, originally a 14 day patrol, when we where airlifted on a puma and dropped hot, onto the 4 + tracks left by johnnies who had hit a civilian car the day before, we were a stick of of six, plus a bushman tracker, running hot.
Anyway - running down the sign, line astern - in thick, high grass, the bushman stops, starts waving his hands then flapping his arms before making a swirling (pig tail) like sweep with one arm, before turning around, and hot footing it behind a large baobab tree.
Confused and certain that we were about to come under fire I deployed the stick - only to be confronted by a rather large and extremely agitated Elephant.
Never the less, we all hot footed it after the little bushman and took fifteen minutes to settle ourselves before we continued with the the pursuit.
Meeting a large bull Ele in that situation sure brought a different perspective to our lives I can assure you.
If I have seen further - it is by standing on the shoulders of giants
Salt water the final frontier
"Tread softly and breathe slowly"
Last edited by Kudu; 06-22-2010 at 01:16..