Bear and Buffalo

After writing yesterday’s article about wild bears in Switzerland, I was thinking about the recent trip to Rwanda where farmers also face the problem of wild animals invading their land.

Buffaloes and elephants from the near jungle ravage and sometimes even kill people. There’s a stone wall at the border of the rain forest, but sometimes the animals manage to cross it. So the farmers of those villages take turns to keep guard and spend the night in small strew huts on the acres. When a buffalo approaches, they make a lot of noise to expel the animals from their land.

A small straw hut on a field in northwestern Rwanda with Mount Sabinyo on the horizon, an extinct volcano of the Virunga group at the border of Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Uganda.
A small straw hut on a field in northwestern Rwanda with Mount Sabinyo on the horizon, an extinct volcano of the Virunga group at the border of Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Uganda.