Friday, August 26, 2011

Two elephants are on their way through the neigbourhood, and have stopped for the day on the fresh fields just by the Peul village of Sanossa. They came from the east, and will probably wander off again tonight.


Blogger Richard Trillo said...

This is so extraordinary. Truly hope it's good news about elephant numbers in Mali and not a sign that these two are on the run from an incident that might have frightened and broken up the Gourma herd.

4:56 PM  
Blogger toubab said...

indeed Richard! I had not thought of that..
But apparently, very rarely there are sightings like this. Keita, my husband, saw 2 in Madiama, a village not far from here in the late nineties.
Meanwhile, my exercise at the British Embassy in Bamako was inconclusive. I can tell you that it is not just a desk at the Canadian Embassy, but it does have its own entrance. There was noone there apart from a secretary when I delivered my letter to the Ambassador- she assured me it would be on his desk when he returned from holiday in September. I asked if they dealt with visas etc. She said no, that was still at the consulate in Dakar. " So what do you do here, then?" I asked. She said they dealt with things like "matters of security"(!) Hardly, I thought to myself, if they are using the French bulletins for the Foreign Office guidance...

7:01 PM  
Blogger Richard Trillo said...

There's been a huge amount of rain and flooding around Gossi. That might have disrupted the herd. . .

Good luck with the ongoing correspondence with the "British Embassy". They probably find keeping up with the security situation well-nigh impossible.

12:48 PM  
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