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“From ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggety beasties And things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us!” — Anon

I live by the seaside, in part because I love the seascape. I often forget that I see only the surface of the ocean, and that the depths hide a myriad wonders, which require no little effort to experience.

In exactly the same way, being diurnal creatures ourselves, we are largely unaware of the rich diversity of animal life that inhabits the night. Fortunately, these creatures are less difficult to see, and some little effort will provide great rewards.

The Fynbos night is populated with many animals and I will try to impart my wonderment of this menagerie in this article.

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— Ed.