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Unread postby Henk » Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:31 am

I see in the newspapers this morning that a girl was attacked by a hyena while sitting with a group around a campfire in a reserve in Botswana. Is this just an opportunistic move or maybe extreme hunger

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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sat Aug 25, 2007 4:24 pm

I have an old Shell map set of Bots that warns of hyenas at night, and not only in reserves. These are realities of Africa, many parts of which are untamed, and sadly the thrill of the wild sometimes ends up in a human disaster.
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Unread postby p@m » Sat Aug 25, 2007 10:12 pm

@Henk -- they also said that the hyenas had lost their fear of people because some campers had FED them. A seven year old boy was pulled from his tent & died from his injuries in the same reserve last year !

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Unread postby Boabab » Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:14 pm

This is very sad but we must remember the moment we go into their territory we become their prey aswell. And people who feeds them make it that more dangerous for everyone else.

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Unread postby Mgoddard » Mon Aug 27, 2007 1:34 pm

Reading this made me think of the hyenas at Tamboti that patrols along the fence. I have seen them in the day as well as evening.

When we were there 4 weeks ago, my daughter and friend would sit by the fence and wait...the hyena would come up to them, sniff, sniff and look them straight in the eyes..they were "pooping" themselves...eventually they started giggling out of fear and the hyena ran away....wondered if he would be able to break through the fence, or is it really electrified?

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Unread postby Peter Betts » Sat Oct 06, 2007 10:10 pm

Tambotie Camp has a large Hyena Clan nearby and they are very vocal at times. This large female appeared to be the leader..what a fine speciman she is. The picture shows the typical sloping stature of the hyena profile caused by having normal hindquarters and oversized very strong front quarters combined with a huge neck and very powerful jaws all to help with its predatory and scavenging habits
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Unread postby Richprins » Mon Oct 08, 2007 7:38 pm

Wilmaw, that is a really exceptional pic!

Probably been photographed before, but I've never seen or heard of it!

Nice one as well, Peter!

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Unread postby Nico » Wed Dec 26, 2007 3:33 pm

This little film shows you several moments that we had with this beautiful creature all over in KNP. You see how three Warthogs chase away a Hyena out of the waterhole.

[video]http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=MrjpvUZLs6I[/video]
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Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Wed Dec 26, 2007 5:21 pm

That's incredible, Nico.
Thank you.
Just shows that Warthogs are well respected at times. I certainly would not like to be at the wrong end of those tusks :shock:
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Unread postby Jazil » Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:14 pm

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Near Afsaal in January last year, this one was having a real feast.
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Unread postby Nico » Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:25 am

In this little video you see the little Balule Hyaena cub playing with his mother, that I have filmed near the den. S90 near Balule. :wink:

[video]http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=qmo2o4bKZi8[/video]
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Unread postby Nico » Sun Jan 20, 2008 12:46 pm

Pumbaa wrote:Another great one Nico :thumbs_up:

This little cub is just sooooo cute.
Thanks Pumbaa and yes, we had a great time with this cute cub and the family. :wink:
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Unread postby Niceone » Sun Jan 20, 2008 2:35 pm

For sure. There is nothing more soothing and comforting than hyenas calling at night . When I lie alone in my tent and hear all the screams and laughs, I feel so relaxed and fall asleep in minutes.

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Unread postby cybeR@NGER » Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:19 pm

Found these adorable pups on the H-4, during our quick day-visit to KNP, yesterday:

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Unread postby Muhammad » Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:18 pm

Found these little pups on the S1,Doispane Road.Jan 2008

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