transmitter number 2

on email again – i found a better internet cafe that is faster (so far at least). the last internet cafe gave my USB stick a virus and has caused problems. bleh. anyways…jon and xander put their second transmitter on yesterday. we ended up working until about 8pm, but all went well. xander got some lekker photos, but i still need to get them from him. it is fascinating to see them work on the crocs. when i am able to help it often involves sitting on the croc, writing down the data, or handing them equipment. sometimes i have to remind myself of the unique things that i am experiencing, such as: having a white rhino grazing near where we were working; regularly seeing leopard tracks on our hikes; driving past giraffe, zebra, buffalo, warthog, and a variety of antelope on our way to field areas; hearing the ocean waves crash against the shore; as well as simple things such as baking muffins on a saturday morning with all the windows open and music blasting.

putting a circular gag in the croc's mouth so that they can put a tube into the somach where they place "i-buttons" - a device that regularly takes the core body temperature of the croc.

putting a circular gag in the croc's mouth so that they can put a tube into the stomach where they place "i-buttons" - a device that regularly takes the core body temperature of the croc.

they put this long pipe into the crocs stomach and then drop the i-buttons through the pipe so that they make it into the stomach. this qualifies as one of those fascinating moments for me

they put this long pipe into the crocs stomach and then drop the i-buttons through the pipe so that they make it into the stomach. this qualifies as one of those fascinating moments for me

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