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 Post subject: Re: Caracal
Unread postPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:45 pm 
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5 Caracals and 2 kills in Kruger, that's just fantastic
Did you see them all in the early morning or late afternoon or also during the day? And may I ask what was the second kill?
I know I'm very curious but these cats get me very excited


Hi flying cheetah

Most of my previous sightings were in the morning. The first caracal kill was on the H1-1 a few km before Skukuza - also a guineafowl, which the caracal caught in mid air. Spectacular to see!


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 Post subject: Re: Caracal
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KTP september 2012. Unfortunately this is not a good picture but as far as I know something you do not see very often:

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 Post subject: Re: Caracal
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Gatita its stilla great kiekie :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Caracal
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 Post subject: Re: Caracal
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Thank you all for the pics and the background information :thumbs_up: That gives me new hope that I will also find my first Caracal one day :pray:
@Heksie: I totally agree! Beside the cheetah it must be the most beautiful cat in the park :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Caracal
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Here are a few photos of a Caracal taken in KTP about 10K north of TR one interesting thing is that the cat is in South Africa, and our vehicle is in Botswana. Makes for an interesting story. By the way the light was superb. We will probably never get shots like this again. He/she hung around long enough for us to take about 150 photos.

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Wow superb sightings and great that you're sharing with us!!

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 Post subject: Re: Caracal
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Magnificent pics bshepardson03 :clap: :dance: :clap:
Unbelievable that this cat allowed you to take 150 pics, I would be more than happy if I get one or two one day :mrgreen:

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Spotted my first Caracal in Kruger recently!! :dance: :D We were heading down the voortrekker road. I could not believe my eyes! Sat with it for about 40min before the approach of another car scared it off.

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 Post subject: Re: Caracal
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Wow Oddesy, nice pictures of the caracal. I've always wanted to see one of these.

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Great sighting Oddesy.......... :thumbs_up:

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wow magnificent :dance:
nice cat and super photos :clap:

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Awesome animal sooooooo want to see one. It is high on my to find list for next May. Thank you for posting these great shots everyone :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Caracal
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Fantastic sighting :clap: :clap: Will do the same road in November.. :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: Caracal
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Do remember you don't have to go to Kruger to see a caracal. In about 20 visits, I have never seen one there! Kgalagadi yes, Addo yes, apparantly West Coast NP yes. A few weeks ago I even saw one cross the road at Helderberg College in Somerset West, and a friend Dwight Juby, saw another one about 1 km from there a bit higher up on the mountain at the same time.
So keep your eyes open wherever you are!
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