Tuesday, December 22, 2009

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " W "



This wiley and winsome wild creature is my contribution to ABC Wednesday.
The Warthog has got to be one of the strangest beasts I have ever seen.
"Pumba" (the Disney character from The Lion King) posed so nicely for us while we were on our African safari.



Many wild animals wandered down to drink from the river directly below our Safari tents.
The Warthog was one of them.



Isn't this water beauty a true winner?



Did you know that Warthogs kneel on their front knees to graze the grasses?
I wonder what God was thinking when he created Warthogs.
As always, enlarging the pictures will show more detail.
To see what others have posted for the letter W, go to Mrs. Nesbitts link on my sidebar.
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39 comments:

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

What a nice looking animal he is. Wow. Those tusks are impressive.

Kansas Bob said...

Yikes! Just checkout those tusks.. wouldn't want to see that running at me.

mrsnesbitt said...

Wonderful! get it...W for Wonderful! lol!

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful Warthog for the W day! They are strange looking critters!

Have a great week and a very Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Sylvia

Sandra said...

I enlarged all the photos and he/she is just about the cutest UGLY little guy I have seen in a long time. I too wonder what God was thinking. I have often wondered that about alligators and crocodiles and other scary things. this little guy is so ugly he is cute.

Roger Owen Green said...

What WAS God thinking? Weird, yet strangely wonfderful beast. Great shots.

Mara said...

Well, the warthog is kneeling as if in prayer! And I do like this animal, he makes me smile!

Beverly said...

Wonderful W's. I've always thought God had a great sense of humor when He created the animals. There is such a wide variety!

jabblog said...

Warthogs - sometimes creatures are so ugly they become beautiful! Great shots - and I think warthogs have their own beauty!

Spiderdama said...

Great W and pictures!:-)
Wish you a blessed Christmas!

Carol said...

What an unusual looking creature! You captured some great shots.

Stan Ski said...

Great photo's - I wouldn't like to come face to face with one of these creatures.

Tumblewords: said...

Cute! Warm and fuzzy! He's a strange looking creature, isn't he. Your photos are wonderful!

Beverley Baird said...

What a great (ugly) W! Love the photos you took.

Q said...

WOW! Wonderful!
Your safari must have been the adventure of a lifetime...
Happy ABC Wednesday...
Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas.
Sherry

Rose said...

This is certainly a unique contribution to this week's W's! They really are strange-looking creatures, but thanks for reminding me why they look so familiar--"The Lion King," of course:)

Wishing you a blessed and merry Christmas!

Kate said...

They may not be very handsome, but they are amazing animals. I saw many, many of them scurrying around while I was driving around a South African wildlife reserve. They're determined as they root around the ground!

Carolyn Ford said...

This little guy makes me smile. He's kind of like the ugly duckling so I feel a bit sorry for him. But, he is cute in his own special way. You captured this guy very well...doing what warthogs do! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Hildred and Charles said...

Winsome? Well, it depends upon your perception, or relative to what???? Great choice for W though, and he is kind of sweet.

Amy said...

Sue, Great photos of a very strange beast indeed.

Have a wonderful Christmas and a wondrous New Year (see how I'm sticking to W?). Thanks for the comments too! Amy

Jama said...

A very unusual looking animal!

Vaggelis said...

I wish to you and your family Merry Christmas and a Happy and peaceful New Year

Olivier said...

Belles photos de cet animal, bravo, il est magnifique

RuneE said...

A truly imposing beast - I wouldn't come across one in a bad humour.

PS Thank you for the comment :-)

jay said...

He's fascinating, isn't he? I love their truculent look! You got some great photos, but I hope you were somewhere safe!

Hilary said...

Wow.. I think he'd be a scary looking character to encounter in the wild. Beautiful.. in an ugly sort of way. ;)

Reader Wil said...

I once saw a warthog in Australia in captivity. It's a very interesting animal! Thanks for your photos! Merry Christmas!

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

Hi Phowa,
Though I am a bit afraid for this animal, but therefore its wild eeh? Merry christmas, in hhOlland its WHITE!:)
Come visit my blog

JoAnn/Holland

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

wonderful - I don't think I've ever actually seen a warthog - have heard of them of course.

Life with Kaishon said...

Your warthog is beautiful! Wishing you a very merry Christmas! Hope your holiday is very special as we celebrate our Saviours birth! Much love to you!

MedaM said...

It really is a strange looking and impresive creature. It made me smile when I saw the second photo. :-)

Joy said...

Amazing tusks. He probably thinks we look weird. Fascinating photos. You have seen many wonderful animals.

Leena said...

I wish you and yours very happy Christmas and all the best in 2010!

Our 6th grandchild got a name Mikael on Saturday.
We will spend Christmas with our daughter`s family and other children`s families will visit here during Christmas.

We have got snow now two days and everything is white - lovely :)

I hope, you and everyone in your family is doing well now and in a future.

Judi said...

A face only a mother could love. Wonderful photos.

Dave said...

A very handsome fellow Sue. - Dave

Dave said...

Happy Christmas Sue. - Dave

Shammickite said...

Not exacttly a beauty queen, but attractive in his own way I suppose!
Wishing you a happy Christmas and may 2010 be good to you and your family.

Merisi said...

Kneeling down while eating looks like the perfect weight control tool! ;-)

Merry Christmas!

Coy said...

That is one nasty looking critter Sue :)

Great shots, I'm really glad to see this wildlife photography is catching :)