11 September 2011

Skop, skiet en donner

The guinea fowl were enjoying a seemingly peaceful morning foraging for food and avoiding jackals that were intent on making one of them a meal .................................


.......................when all of a sudden the peace was shattered by this wild melee as two guinea fowls stated a fight. This gives a new meaning to the term, "flying into" your opponent.




For those who are not familiar with South African colloquialisms, "skop, skiet en donner" can be  literally translared to mean "kicking, shooting and beating people up". But it does does lose its impact in the translation. The term is generally used to describe action movies of the more violent kind.

6 comments:

Susanne49 said...

Wow, you're catching them in the right moment! I admire your nature and animal photos - animals I never have seen myself in the wild. You're living on a wonderful place on earth!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your kind comment. Glad you still like my blog - nice to see good old friends visiting again. I hope everything is fine with you down there on the Cape.

Greetings from Florida, Susanne

Anna said...

Ouch for real?
That is interesting Max-e.
Thank you for sharing and hope all is well. Anna :)

Firefly said...

I know the post are about the birds, but I love the photo of the jackal in the flowers

Jackie said...

Squabblesome birds. I was trying to remember the name of these birds last Tuesday, they have some at Lordstones. (Our World Tuesday.)
Great sequence of shots.

Marmsk said...

Good action shots! but love that fox.

Judy said...

That is a rumble, for sure! The guinea fowl have such tiny heads for the size of their bodies!