On Safari: Herd Management

No single person has a more challenging job at the reserve than the game warden.

His role is to maintain healthy populations that remain diverse. Every so often, this includes the introduction of a new species into daily life on the savannah.

Above all, the warden must placate the king of the savannah, the Goldenbeast.

An incompatible introduction could result in a messy disaster.

The Poodleot Incident, for example, left a bad taste in everyone’s mouth. It was a mistake the game warden will not make again.

Our warden decides to attempt the introduction of a large herbivore instead, the Laboceros.

As placid and stoic as she is, the Laboceros is large enough that she is not intimidated by the boisterous Goldenbeast.


He pounces.

She stands.

He charges.

She waits.

He devours.

She grazes.

The warden and the Goldenbeast come to an understanding. The new symbiosis is a good one.

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  • Susan

    Bravo! Bravo!!

    The Goldenbeast tails… er, tales are our favorites!

  • Tonya

    So much fun to see a new character in the Goldenbest saga! :) The Labocerous fits right in.

  • http://www.vetwisdomcafe.com Tammy

    These are just the greatest photos!! I get my “dog” fix vicariously through your photos! :)

  • Kayti

    There’s something about Koa that seems so tranquil…I love it.

  • http://finnspawprint.blogspot.com/ Susan Montgomery

    Wow! Look how big Brody has gotten! Seems like just yesterday he was a fuzzy little pup.

  • Shannon

    I’ve been waiting for a ‘safari’ post for awhile – thanks so much! They really are cute together.

  • Pikachu

    Love the Golden Beasts/ Laboceros / Safari story. LOL Too funny :-)

  • Wade

    Thank you for more safari stories! Just what I need to start my day :)

  • Nicole

    I know I mention this every time you post a pic of Brody but SERIOUSLY he has the BEST. LEG. FLUFF. The “he devours” pic makes me feel a physical need to pet his legs.

    That said, Kekoa looks like a peaceful, sweet doggy, if she can just stand there while Brody is running around like that. The two of them remind me strongly of my mom’s current and former dogs together, when they were together. One bouncing all over the place exploring everything while the wise-faced old lady hovered patiently in the background, waiting for pets.