I'm not a hunter myself, and apart from visiting zoos, I don't know that I've paid much attention to animal life around me. But Africa has changed that!
The church I spoke at this past Lord's Day actually had a puff adder visit the service a week or so ago. That's one of the most dangerous poisonous snakes in the world. The pastor joked: "When my assistant preaches that old serpent the devil comes to church." He had better composure than I would have had.
But my new favorite friend is the hadada. The people here treat them like pesky crows. But they're actually a kind of ibis, and they've become a kind of alarm clock for me. Every day around 6am and 6pm, and sometimes throughout the day, he can hear them with their piercing squawking flying over head or roaming in the back yard. I don't know why, but these birds are kinda dear to me.
Okay... I know it's not one of the big five, but it's wildlife to me!