“Of Bunnies and Bakkies” – By Duncan Van Der Lingen
How many guys does it take to catch a bunny? Eleven it would seem. One to sedate, one to hold the spotlight, one to drive, at least two to fall off the bakkie, and the other six to chase it. It was one of the best experiences of my life. Some of the most epic scenes involved Jeremy tripping over a hill, and showing us some impressive head over heels tumbles; Kyle falling off the bakkie… repeatedly; Cale accidentally sitting on his Springhare as he caught it running between his legs; Mike wailing like a five-year-old girl and jumping away from the vicious bunny that fled between his legs; and myself, sent sprawling off the bakkie after an ambitious leap. Respect goes out to each man who caught a Springhare, thus setting a tradition for all Quest boys to follow. Their names are as follows: Ross, Mo, me, Kyle, Cale, and Ruan. I can tell you that as far as bonding experiences go, there is nothing quite like it, you get to laugh together at each other’s epic bails, share in the disappointment of a missed catch, in the thrill of the chase, in the admiration of the those speedy bunnies, and in the pride of the catch. It is an immensely fulfilling activity, and the feeling of personal achievement when you catch one is well worth the frustration of any previous attempt.