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Dassie's Domain | by MarkMeredith
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Dassie's Domain

A dassie, or rock hyrax, watches over the city of Cape Town with her brood from her domain on Table Mountain. Dassies, a rabbit-sized rodent, live among rock crevices on the mountain where they are preyed upon by eagles and hawks. They are quite unafraid of humans. I was able to edge very close to this group during our walk on the mountain, managing to capture them with a wide angle lens. Bizarrely, the dassie's closest living relative is the elephant!

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Taken on March 27, 2018