Sri Lanka wildlife

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5.30 am, en-route to Yala National Park.

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Tusker, not happy with us in his way.

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I’m not sharing my breakfast with anyone, says the Crested Hawk Eagle.

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Living handbag, belts and shoes.

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4 bee eaters, we think. Unusual to see 4 together. Maybe lots of bees.

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One big lizard, a water monitor, munching on a dead dog. Maybe 6 feet long.

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We spooked a few Buffalo. Glad they are running away, not at us.

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Wild Boar, well, a bit miffed, anyway.

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White necked stork, on take off.

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Not the best weather for wedding photos. Great beach, though.

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Yala Safari. In a Jeep so doesn’t count for mileage.

Two safaris in two days and lots of driving almost more knackering than cycling.  Disappointed not to see a leopard but very happy to be supporting a local economy that  recognises the importance of conserving their wildlife.  Very lucky to see a tusker – only a few males are born to be tuskers, the rest live a solitary life.

First hotel not completely sorted for us, only opened a week and offering great value for money.  Thunderstorms and lightning the backdrop for fish supper on the beach (for the first time in Sri Lanka, enjoyed a bottle of chilled wine).

3 thoughts on “Sri Lanka wildlife

  1. what a posting! it may have been tiring but just looking at those photos of your experience, it looks like a great day/s. Brilliant trip, long may it continue 🙂

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