FILMING MEERKAT MANOR - Series Four blasted by wild weather!
The roof over Helen Johnsonís room had been ripped right off and tin sheets were strewn upto 100 metres away. It was extremely fortunate that no-one was anywhere near the building while this stuff was flying around. Although Helenís room was wrecked and all her clothing soaked nothing of great value was ruined.
The room next to Helenís was the equipment room and although the roof leaked, it had stayed on, and we were extremely lucky not to have had any of our filming gear damaged or destroyed. We did have to move into new quarters while the roof was repaired and further heavy rains over the next months meant that it was turning into a very wet year indeed.
The meerkats were having a great time Ė food was abundant and pups were appearing all over the Manor. For us the problems of the weather were replaced by problems of grass growing out of control. How on earth were we going to find, let alone follow, meerkats in dense knee-high grass?