Encounters # 3 Bubo, the Cape Eagle Owl

I met Bubo (Bubo Capensis) during an evening stroll and was happy when I realized he wasn’t scared of me. He didn’t even seem to think of flying away. He sat on his branch, orange eyes taking me in, as well as his surroundings, while the wind was playing in his ear tufts.  He lookedContinue reading “Encounters # 3 Bubo, the Cape Eagle Owl”

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Adventure #1:The Idea

***Release “Healing Rhinos and Other Souls – The Extraordinary Fortunes of a Bushveld Vet” as Podcast and Audio book. (Just let it go! It’s been ready for a while, but my old friends, Ms Perfectionism and Ms Procrastination interfered… )*** How are ideas born? Where do they come from? Why do they sometimes linger forContinue reading “Adventure #1:The Idea”

A Serious Sense of Humour

… Willem’s expression suddenly changed. ‘Walter, Walter, die ding word wakker! – She is waking up!’ There was more than a little panic in his voice. The truck just carried on slowly, the driver completely oblivious to what was happening behind him. From Walter’s vantage point, things looked quite safe, so he leaned out ofContinue reading “A Serious Sense of Humour”

Healing Rhinos and Other Souls – How it all began

  …My thoughts wandered back to the first time I had met Walter. It had nothing to do with food, but with castrating two young horses. I was spending some time at a large cattle farm and horse-riding enterprise in the Waterberg, a remote area in the northern regions of the South African bushveld. Triple-BContinue reading “Healing Rhinos and Other Souls – How it all began”

Encounters

“I didn’t really lead an exceptional life. I mean, I didn’t invent the light bulb, nor was I ever an explorer and discovered exciting new places, nothing like that – which is what people normally write about. But maybe there is a theme to my life. My love for nature. I suppose that’s a recurringContinue reading “Encounters”

Review of “Healing Rhinos…” for the Waterberg Nature Conservancy Newsletter

Richard Wadley has been so kind to include “Healing Rhinos and Other Souls” into the Books section of the Waterberg Nature Conservancy’s website. To have a look, please click here. He has also written a fabulous review for the Waterberg Nature Conservancy’s Newsletter January 2014. For the newsletter, please click here. Thank you Richard! BookContinue reading “Review of “Healing Rhinos…” for the Waterberg Nature Conservancy Newsletter”

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Healing Rhinos and Other Souls tells the story of a much respected if unorthodox vet, a family man who loved and understood nature and all her creatures, a reluctant businessman, a somewhat exuberant driver, a humble person, a great storyteller and a wonderful friend to many. For nearly fifty years Walter Eschenburg lived and workedContinue reading “Coming soon…”