The rumble

In Mabula lodge,
just outside Bela Bela
(Warmbathes) in Limpopo province,
a few years ago,
while on a game drive
through the reserve,
I witnessed the strangest
encounter:
An elephant had come across
a female rhino with a calf,
they began a battle for
the small clearing in the trees,
the rhino charged the elephant,
who stood his ground,
using his trunk to pick up stone,
which he threw at the Rhino
thus beating it back.
there was much dust,
ear flapping,
ground pouring,
stamping and trumpeting:
the Rhino made several
attacks, before both animals
went their own way
and hostilities stopped;
we were all amazed never having
seen something like that before.

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