There can be few people who know my love for nature who would doubt that my all-time favourite TV programme is 50/50. So when you are sitting on the first Sunday of the New Year, wishing for another week of holiday rather than going back to work with the masses, one can and should be watching 50/50. It’s what I will be doing.
The programme will be examining some interesting things … like city dwelling serval. Yes, the beautiful and incredibly rare serval can be found in the heart of Johannesburg’s industrial areas. So, if like me, you haven’t ticked off a serval in your Sanparks visits, at least see them on 50/50.
In this section I sit back smugly and announce that I have seen this … hippos, the most dangerous mammals in Africa, fighting territorial battles for space and females. It is always worth seeing as these massive animals fight it out.
From one danger to another, this week in Danger Files the 5050 team brings you a story of the person who was bitten and stung by TWO of South Africa’s most feared creatures – a Mamba and a scorpion.
And then there is a story on the wild dogs (also known as the “painted wolves”) of the Kruger National Park.
Finally Veldfokus has us imagining explaining to the insurance company that a lion and its prey is the cause of the latest car dent.
50/50 can be seen on Sunday, 4th January 2015 at 19:30 on SABC3.