After a few quiet weeks with just the errant elephant or two passing through camp, the big boys are back in force. The last couple of days at least 10 separate family groups have passed through, and the poor vegetation clearly documents their passing. With few leaves to chew on, the elephants are absolutely tearing apart the trees and making a mess of camp.
Despite the 3 AM wake-up as an elephant started nosing through the thatch on my house, I did enjoy my 6:30 wake-up that gave me a chance to step outside and watch an adolescent from 7 or 8 yards away. Then I took a step too far and big mama matriarch got angry and started tossing her head and flapping her ears, so I had to hurry back inside.