The Wild and the Weird

by Dave
We thought it was high time for a blog demonstrating the crazy things we encounter here in Cameroon. Hope you enjoy!

Because we are staying in the forest, we often get hunters coming through our camp. This guy was quite proud of his most recent hunt where he bagged two blue faced monkeys. On a side note, I have not slept since taking this photo.

 I am not really sure what they were getting at, but this is not what I want to see on my laundry detergent. 

You may have already seen on Facebook, but we had our first green mamba at our new house. We killed it. By “we” I mean that I handed a 2×4 to a Cameroonian and he bludgeoned it to death and then took it home to eat it.

 This is called Jack Fruit. Each fruit is about the size of my head. 

 I do not remember what this fruit is called, but Kaden was really excited about it. When you cut it open on the inside you find something that has both the consistency and taste of vanilla pudding.

 I already knew that pineapples did not grow on trees, but I had no idea they could be red!

Cool moving plants!

This is a line of ants that were (fortunately) not walking towards our house. These ones bite and have taken over the homes of many people in our camp for a time. I am told it is just best to leave them to it and when they are gone the floor is completely swept free of any debris.


Author: David M. Hare

Dave is a husband, father of four Africans, and is currently helping the Kwakum people do Oral Bible Storying and Bible translation in Cameroon, Africa.