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 Post subject: Re: Honey Badger
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How's this for a cam sighting :big_eyes:

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 Post subject: Re: Honey Badger
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:thumbs_up: X 3 - wow! Mom, dad and offspring that doesnt want to leave home? :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Honey Badger
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 Post subject: Re: Honey Badger
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Nice pics - three at Satara cam? WOW!

We were blesses with two different sightings one 25 July 09!

This first one was in the same area as the one wingman saw towards croc bridge from LS

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And later that same day we saw this one on the Mlondozi loop, he was right against the road but made a run for it then crossed the road behind us:
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Two HB's in one day :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Honey Badger
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Got my 1ste HB in our last trip!
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 Post subject: Re: Honey Badger
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I have to say I didn't know how lucky we were on my first KNP visit in 2005. We stayed at Satara for a week and about 5 km North we saw a ratel every single day!! He was great!! He stayed by the road was happy to just sit there and wasn't shy at all. Over the week we must have spend 2 hours plus sitting with him!! I have to say he was one of my favourite animals of that trip.

This time round (Jul/Aug 2009) I never saw a single one. Although my boyfriend did come back from the communal kitchen rather white-faced one morning when he'd met one in there!!! hee hee

Thought you might like to see a couple of pics of the one we saw in 2005.
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 Post subject: Re: Honey Badger
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saw one at orpen tented camp.
my gran was so scared cause it walked right past her.
and this is what she said:
"*** hier kom a ding!"
translation: :**** here comes a thing!"

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 Post subject: Re: Honey Badger
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After reading all of the posts on this thread I realise that SO and I were very, very fortunate on our first trip to Kruger this past September. We watched two Honey Badger digging for insects for almost an hour, while on the Tropic of Capricorn Loop a little south of N'wambu Pan. My wife handed me the Video camera as they were on my side of the road, so I didn't get any shots from my digital camera. At some point I hope to be able to extract a decent photo from the digital video. It was quite comical watching them throw dirt a metre or more in the air while digging a huge hole, while three Yellow-Billed Hornbills stayed close by to catch any of the insects that got by the Badgers.
We also took video of another Honey Badger jogging near the S40 south of Timbavati. I hope that three on our first trip are not our last. We really enjoyed watching them.

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 Post subject: Re: Honey Badger
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I have posted this elsewhere but when we were in Kruger in August 2009, driving on the H1-1 to Pretoriuskop we came across a caracal AND a honey badger walking down the road alongside one another!!! I was so excited I didn't know which one to take a picture of! Managed to get pics of both but unfortunately not in the same shot though. Unbelievable!

On the same trip we had four other honeybadger sightings. While up at Shingwedzi we stopped to look at a hyena eating something. Unfortunately we could not make it out but later came across a couple who were also looking at the hyena and they confirmed that it was a honey badger that was being eaten.

None seen on this last trip though :( Still, can't complain!!!


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 Post subject: Honey badgers stories / info
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We have just come back from spending 14 days in the park spending some time at Orpen and Satara camps.
There were honey badgers in both camps and although it was a great thrill seeing them they were a bit scary in Orpen as there was three of them on the rampage, they came round while people were still eating onto the porches trying to get into the bins one was even behind one Lady's chair.
When people were trying to scare them away the were growling and showing their teeth they were so bold and not scared.
It is so sad to see these animals reliant on human food.
The one in Satara just came round late at night and went through the bins

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 Post subject: Re: honey badgers in the camps
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We stayed in Orpen for 3 nights last Feb and altho we turned the fridge around, never had any Honey Badger visitors, they must have been away on vacation or something. :wink:
I also want to see them but I guess not tearing into my groceries! :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Honey Badger
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Saw this fellow 3 weeks ago on the S106 near Rabelais in Kruger:

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If you want to see more pics have a look here:

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 Post subject: Re: Honey Badger
Unread postPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:24 pm 
Well done, flying cheetah! :dance:

They are very difficult to photograph while on the move!

A very rare daylight pic! :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Honey Badger
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This is a video we made on the Tropic of Capricorn Loop this past September (2009)



We watched them for well over a half hour, while other cars drove by without stopping. I guess if it's not big it isn't interesting to many, but we enjoy the small things so much more, and generally don't have to fight for a good view.

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 Post subject: Re: Honey Badger
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Nice :clap: thank you
and the Calao act (play) the PCG :wink:

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