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yes, for limited roads, you had nice sightings :dance:

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Sounds like a lovely sunset drive, despite the limited choice of routes Ecojunkie! Quite a variety of lovely sightings! :clap: :clap:

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Been asked to do a night drive tonight.....

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Yeah!!! Looking forward to read all about it Ecojunkie! :dance: :dance:

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The drive was for just 4 guests, and was relatively quiet. We started with a small herd of zebras, and then had impalas, scrub hares, rhinos a-plenty, ellies, hippos.....and lots of nightjars. On my way home I had a white-tailed mongoose and spotted eagle-owl.

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Great drive Ecojunkie! The White-tailed Mongoose certainly was a super sighting, as was the Spotted Eagle-Owl! All the other animals as well! I think you had a lovely drive! :clap: :clap:

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Did a night drive last night......fairly quiet for most of the time. We found a nice grouping of impalas and zebs that we spent some time with, also scrub hares, hippos, and plenty of nightjars, plus duikers and steenbok. The highlight though was coming across a young male lion (still something of a mohican mane) lying on the road. He was a bit skittish though and moved into the grass, but still close enough to get good views and some of the guests got good photos from their higher view point. A short while later we found a lioness coming towards us on the road.....she was much more cooperative, and I was able to turn the vehicle and we followed her for a while.

Tonight I was supposed to be doing a bush braai, but Raymond called me a short while ago to ask me to do a night drive instead.

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Great sightings you had EJ...sure the guests were very happy with the Lions. :mrgreen:

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Lovely sightings once again Ecojunkie! The Lions surely were hair raising sightings for your guests! :clap: :clap:

Would you prefer to do the Bush Braai? Or is the night drive more to your liking? I think both are superb! :dance: :dance:

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Don't really mind which I do......one gives me a meal too, the other gives me a longer drive.....

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Quiet drive but good sightings.....Impalas and scrub hares of course, bushbabies, spotted eagle owl, buffalo, ellie, rhinos, hippos, and the lioness I saw last night close to the same place.

Got back to camp and saw gate was open......and then saw an ellie in camp under the marula to the left of the gate (other side from my caravan). Let section ranger know and then drove vehicle round to chase it.......and after a bit of threatening behaviour he left via the gate and I followed to close it. Then I saw the chain had been broken!!!! Managed to lock it anyway, watched by ellie...... Then tried throwing marulas out again to stop him coming back in.....and he tried a couple of threatening charges. Eventually positioned the vehicle with lights on to him and continued throwing out marulas. He left!!!!! I won!!!!!

But I had to give up in the end as the bending and stretching was beginning to make me feel dizzy....it was hot and sticky work too. Hopefully he will not be back. The fence is damaged again near the tree too. Guess the gate chain proved much weaker than the fence! Also let Stephen know.....

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you made a good training for.... cricket :lol:

you deserve a good night EJ :dance:

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After all that exercise, you deserve a good nights' sleep EJ, You still have the best job on the planet

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