What is a Dassie?


The first time I came across a dassie it took me by surprise.  I had seen signs reminding img_7005visitors not to approach the wildlife on Table Mountain but I wasn’t prepared for seeing a giant guinea pig as I rounded a corner on one of the trails!

I didn’t know what it was so asked the question on FB and locals were able to tell me that it was a rock rabbit, rock hyrax or dassie.  I also spotted one amongst the penguins on Boulders Beach  trying to mingle into the back ground! So you now the answer to what is a dassie!



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