W is for Warthog

This week’s letter for Frizztext’s A-Z archive photo challenge is W.  We saw this wonderful warthog in Botswana.  At first he was shy and only poked his head out.  Then he proudly stepped out and told us to scram.  We did.

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TB Markinson is an American living in England. When she isn’t writing, she’s traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs, or reading. Not necessarily in that order.
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47 Responses to W is for Warthog

  1. zelmare says:

    🙂 I would also scram, faced with that!

  2. Wow, that thing is pretty scary looking, actually.

  3. wow … cute and cuddly are not two words that come to mind right now.

  4. Beth Ann says:

    I definitely would have scrammed. Fast!

  5. It’s Pumba!!! Where was Timon? 🙂

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  7. Kathryn says:

    What a fine looking fellow!

  8. lynnsbooks says:

    ha, ha, that first picture made me laugh. It took me a minute to figure out what was going on there – it looks like a mud pie with horns. Then, bring on picture No.2, and… run away! Quickly!!!
    Lynn 😀

    • TBM says:

      At first I didn’t see him in the first picture, then the guides told us what they were seeing. When he popped out though I was ready to move along 🙂

  9. scrapydo says:

    So ugly looking, only a mother could love them! Still they are cute to watch

  10. Gilly Gee says:

    I love warthogs the cutest ugly things ever!

  11. fgassette says:

    This warthog is UGLY. I would also have stayed around long enough to get his picture and then I would be out of there. What an adventure and good choice for challenge.

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

    • TBM says:

      Thanks Francine. This creature didn’t make me feel all that welcome near his home. I got a kick out of seeing him though.

  12. orples says:

    I think if Mr. Warthog asked me to jump, I’d be asking ‘how high?’. Great shots! You’re a lot braver, than I’d have been … unless of course you have a rather powerful zoom on your camera.

    • TBM says:

      The camera does have zoom, but not as powerful as some of the cameras we saw in Africa. I noticed that the birders have these amazing cameras. Also, we were in a jeep so I felt a little safer.

  13. Rosa says:

    surely king of his own “castle”

  14. Oh he’s magnificent! Brilliantly photographed. I’ve also done Warthog, http://craftcrazygran.wordpress.com/tag/a-z-archive-w/

  15. originalribenababy says:

    Aw! I love the ones with the really bold eye liner 🙂 we saw one with really strong markings on our last trip. Before that they had all been much less prominently marked.

    • TBM says:

      He was the best looking one that we saw. I have to admit though, I loved seeing all of them. Such interesting creatures.

      • you can easily see how their character inspired Disney’s Pumba 🙂 we saw one up in Murchison who was digging in the earth making a bit of a den – he looked crazy all covered in red dust in his hair and all over his face and back!

  16. niasunset says:

    WOW! Makes me afraid… what a looking! Thank you dear TBM, love, nia

  17. That is pretty scary! I agree, AndyWatchesMovies!

  18. Colline says:

    He seems to be quite a character.

  19. Fergiemoto says:

    Awww…..Pumba!! A face only a mother…or Timon…could love. Great shot!

  20. T.F.Walsh says:

    Oh he’s all muddy and cute.

  21. dadirri7 says:

    wonderful photos, glad he popped out in time!

  22. frizztext says:

    maybe he could need a haircut or even a bath?

  23. aFrankAngle says:

    Ugly and being a tad protective.

  24. Myra GB says:

    Fierce-looking creatures! 🙂

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