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Barrydalers TR - KTP 2009/2010

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Location: Barrydale

Re: Barrydalers TR - KTP 2009/2010

Unread postby Barrydalers » Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:40 pm

4.01.2010 Left Nossob at 07:00 for Mata Mata.
x2 Lions down the road apparently they had been chasing the tractor which was going to assist with the stuck fuel truck! We were told to go via Marie se draai.... well.. next thing there was a Cape Cobra in the road, i was doing my normal 20kh's, had to break and the cobra reared up.... not sure who got more of a fright :o :shock: I reversed to get a photo but that gave him/her a chance to get away :x I should not have reversed :doh:
08:20 spotted Bat Eared fox in the same area again.
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08:30 Pair of jackals drinking
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Some birdies...
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ImageNotice the footprints in the mud in front of the bird!

Barrydalers
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Re: Barrydalers TR - KTP 2009/2010

Unread postby Barrydalers » Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:46 pm

09:20 Rooi Harte bees
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11:20 Urkaruus +17 Giraffs
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Arrived Mata Mata 12:30
Mavg 40.7 Odo 172 Mtime 4h15m

Nam generator appears to be much quiter than Jan '09. :clap:

Barrydalers
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Re: Barrydalers TR - KTP 2009/2010

Unread postby Barrydalers » Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:56 pm

Spotted Hyena @ MM at 18:40pm
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Went on a night drive, well worth it! (2hrs @ R145pp, 8pm to 10pm).
spotted eagle owl, giraffes, bat eared foxes, african wildcat, genet, spring hare, jackal, cape fox, scorpion (small), gecko, steenbok, porcupine....

1st day without rain (PJ).

Barrydalers
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Location: Barrydale

Re: Barrydalers TR - KTP 2009/2010

Unread postby Barrydalers » Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:21 pm

5.01.2010 Left camp 06:45
Lots of these chaps (Stork?)
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Now comes some fun!
This chap crosses the road in front of us ..... stop stop... slow down you beast!
We reverse reverse - hope there are no cars coming up behind.....
:dance:
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Slow down!
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Barrydalers
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Re: Barrydalers TR - KTP 2009/2010

Unread postby Barrydalers » Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:29 pm

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Panic, run!
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We spent a good 20mins here, but never saw any action at this scene afterwards.... :D
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Tawny eagle?
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'n Leopard tortoise on a mission.
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Some clouds.
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Barrydalers
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Re: Barrydalers TR - KTP 2009/2010

Unread postby Barrydalers » Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:26 pm

DEPRESSION!
Departing from Mata Mata for home :(
Left MM at 08:00
09:45 came across this amazing scene :o
A BIRTH!
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ImageOne can't help laughing, shame.
ImagePic taken at 09:53, so you can see they have to get going!


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