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Getting lost in the St Lucia wilderness

St Lucia KZN Crocodile Wetland Adventure

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 02:24 PM

As an up-and-coming ecologist, I have always had a sense of adventure. My research has given me the privilege of visiting wilderness areas across South Africa, spending large portions of my MSc degree walking through the Greater Kruger National Park, encountering elephants, buffalo and white rhino on foot. Although I would like to think of myself as fairly competent when walking through a wilderness area, this was not always the case. Back in April 2011, as a young first year BSc student, I undertook my first trip on my own, visiting St Lucia in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province. Although the trip itself was incredible, a single event on my final day stole the headlines of my stay. Below is my diary entry from that day.




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Posted 06 May 2017 - 01:19 AM

A harrowing tale indeed.  I can imagine your heart beating faster and faster in your chest as the "stalker" grew near.  Good thing you had no more croc encounters.  Those scratches look painful.  All good fun in hindsight, though.

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