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 Post subject: Cricket Weekend Sightings
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 6:48 am 
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Hi all,

Since there were so many forumites at the cricket .. I would expect a lot of trip reports :twisted:

Shall we please try and keep them in one topic instead of 20 - 30 new topics? It is your choice obviously but for reasons of simplicity it would really be appreciated.

As for my sighting ... Only took the Video Cam with .. but list includes the usuall game with special sightings such as

1. Steenbuck
2. Duiker
3. Elephant
4. Buffalo
5. Rhino
6. General Game ... (can also be read as LITS)
7. And a crap load of Leopard Tortoises (spotted about 11 in total over the weekend).

As was compulsory for me I went to all the relevant Sable "sighting areas" and once again found Waterbuck?

Which again strengthens my theory that Sable DO NOT exist in the Park :?

AND sadly I also saw a slender mongoose roadkill :cry:

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Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 12:00 pm 
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One of our sightings on Sunday was Bucky & So with their red bus, o ja and a couple of dogs, counted 14. :twisted:

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Will post more photos later. 8)

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Now what's wrong in that photo?

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Had a wonderful, eventful weekend trip to the Park.
There is indeed Sable in the park! Saw a lone bull on the tar road from Satara to Skukuza, near Leeupan, taking swipes with his horns at 2 impala rams, who took a hasty retreat.
A cheetah stalking wildebeest, but unfortunately the wildebeest where too fast this time!!
And of course, the usual incident with a Safari vehicle who decided to park salp bang in front of us, while we were busy video taping a leopard in a tree, on the Doispan road!
Is there going to be another cricket event, as my son of 15 would realy like to be part of the fun next time?


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I must still have sunstroke from the weekend .. coz I see that someone here posted there are Sable in the Park after I explicitly said there were no sable :twisted:

And then I see a photo of Wilddogs which I'm quite sure is doctored :twisted:

As if the physical pain is not enough .. I have to be submitted to intense mental pains of Sable and Wilddogs as well :? :mrgreen:

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Hmmm- my sightings from the weekend:

Energade
Lucozade
Powerade
Magnesium tablets
Salt tablets
Water
Arnica
Deep heat
Ice
:lol:

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Now what's wrong in that photo?


Only thing wrong that I can see is that it can't possibly be Bucky in the red car as I don't see a Yellow ribbon. :evil: :lol:
Other than that it all looks pretty great. :D

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Elsa wrote:
as I don't see a Yellow ribbon. :evil: :lol:

My thoughts exactly....

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matthew wrote:
Hmmm- my sightings from the weekend:

Energade
Lucozade
Powerade
Magnesium tablets
Salt tablets
Water
Arnica
Deep heat
Ice
:lol:


Cricket ain't for sissies.

(I've been dying to say that.) :twisted:


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DuQues wrote:
Elsa wrote:
as I don't see a Yellow ribbon. :evil: :lol:

My thoughts exactly....

I also noticed that many forumites weren't flying the yellow ribbon this weekend :cry:
Is a fine in order here :?: say R50 donation to the Nossob cam for not having a YR :wink:


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We saw...

Impala
Kudu
Ellies
Buffalo
Warties
Giraffe
W@H
Zebs

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Jacov sms'd this afternoon:

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4 rhino


He retains the title of Rhino Magnet :twisted:

And this evening:

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Boring day in the Park.... ;)

Ellies, rhino, kudu, waterbuck. Fire going, cold one, nice-ish sunset.


Cruel musketeer :evil:

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I also saw 4 rhino. 8)

Special sightings (well, special for me) included:
- Two elephants twining trunks lovingly in the dusk, seen from a bench at Biyamiti
- Flights of carmine bee-eaters along the Sabie River
- A lovely leopard in the morning light, just south of Biyamiti
- A pride of seven lion lying on a rock in the riverbed near the N'watimihiri Causeway. They looked like they were sunbathing. But they weren't. It was bucketing with rain. :lol:
- A party of wattled plovers right next to the road
- A big female hyena on a night drive
- A dead tree full of Western red-footed kestrels
- Lynne and Bucky at Afsaal - we ended up having breakfast together. Pieter Steyn and SO were also there, so it was quite a forum gathering!
- An African rock python sunning itself in the middle of the road

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A quick pic report from a fantastic weekend, some very unusual sightings this time :shock:
Entered the park at Malelane at 7am on the 23rd and added some pins to their board :)
On the way to Skukuza via Matjula loop, S114, Afsaal and then the tar to Skukuza we saw:
Hyaena taking a bath:
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Dad and young rhino: (we saw 10 rhino during the weekend :D )
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And just 1.7kms from Skukuza gate:
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Not a bad start :wink:
Up early for a great day of cricket and it is raining :cry: it stops while we are getting our caffeine and (in my case) nicotine level up :redface: Let play commence!
These are a few of the spectators:
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We took a walk round the pitch and decided their long jumpers must be pretty good to get over this ellie dung, :roll:
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A herd of ellies had to be enticed off the pitch with marula fruit (in a bottle) during the game:
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Somehow I don't think the mousies took the :littleangel: as seriously as they should have, well done angels :dance:
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On a fragile Sunday morning it was again raining and we made our way down to Croc Bridge stopping off at Lower Sabie.
We saw the pied and giant kingfisher:
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and the carmine bee-eater and crowned hornbill 8) two lifers for us. Image Image
The Crocodile River was almost up to the bridge, I suggest you check with the gate if you want to use this bridge in the next few days: Image
The roadkill down to Croc Bridge was upsetting, we had tortoise, francolin and a woodland kingfisher :cry:
Thankyou to everyone involved for a really great weekend :clap:


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Very nice sightings, Freda. The two ellies didn't need much persuasion, did they ? :lol:
The cricket spectators don't seem very interested in the game :lol:
Love the leopard pics ! 8)

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