Image: Pamela S. Canepa
It’s an awful feeling knowing you are lost.
How I came to be separated from the others I’m not sure. One moment they were there the next they weren’t and I had no idea where I was.
I wandered around calling out trying to find them, but there was nothing save the sounds of the bush, the birds with their endless chatter and the wind in the trees.
I remembered reading once that if you found a stream to follow it down as it would lead to a bigger stream and possible rescue.
But the way was hazardous, huge rocks made the going tough and the vegetation was so thick in places I had to find ways round it.
Eventually I came to a place where the stream ran into a bigger stream which to my disappointment ran under a rock ledge and disappeared.
I sat and thought of my fate.
That was when the creature showed itself. I looked at it sure that what I was seeing was an animal long thought extinct.