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 Post subject: Avon Vosloo's Sightings : KNP Oct 2005
Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 6:34 am 
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Hi,

Finally uploaded some pics during this past weekend.

Here's one to get you curious :roll:

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Please visit my Flickr acc at:-
http://www.flickr.com/photos/avon/

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Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 6:48 am 
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Nice!! But we want reports my broertjie, reports I say! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Avon's Balule/Satara Trip
Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 9:11 am 
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avon vosloo wrote:
Hi,

Finally uploaded some pics during this past weekend.

Here's one to get you curious :roll:

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Please visit my Flickr acc at:-
http://www.flickr.com/photos/avon/

Enjoy


I have now finally decided that I am the only person who has not seen a Leopard in the K/P for the last 6 years.


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Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 9:35 am 
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You are then one of the unluckiest okes I have met.

Best places for seeing the dappled one is for me: The whole Letaba camp area, Mahonie loop around Punda at around 16:00 on the right entrance into the loop coming from the Punda gate, Maroela loop near Skukuza and the H4-1 between sunset dam and north toward sthe first bridge, especially when there are herds of impala nearby.

I have found that 14:00 is a great time for seeing leopard in Kruger.

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Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 9:03 pm 
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Hi again

OK - WTM - you asked for it. I'm going to give you a 24 hour S100 lesson you won't ever forget - without even ONE sighting of your cutouts.

Leave early morning as soon as the gate opens (obviously) & the key to it all - drive s l o w l y. If you don't see anything within a kilometer off the tar road - stop under a tree & switch off the engine. Looks like the S100's are curious creatures. If you can grin & wait for 20 minutes you will find something wanting to find out why the engine noise disappeared so suddenly.

Have a picnic/lunch at Nwanetsi bird hide - leave there at about 15:30 (winter time) & make sure you get to Satara just in time before the gate close - This should give you an indication of what I meant by driving slowly.

Go on the night drive & make sure it includes the famous highway - again? Yes - again!


Log's * 4 you decide - I know the first two were a pair

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not sure if this one’s the same from earlier (night drive)

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or this one the following morning.

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Black backed Jackal
Honey-Badger - too far for a photo (night drive)
Hyena
Lions - female a pitiful sight
Two lonely Buffs
Tuskless Ellie
Breeding herd Ellies - (night drive)
Hippo, Crocs, Terrapin, Open billed stork, Dabchick, Egyptian Geese, White stork, etc. at Nwanetsi bird hide.
Young Rhino - only got one photo as one of these green things with a canvas roof sped past & came to a screeching stop.
Zebs, impis, wildebeest, nice Kudu, Steenbuck, Giraffe twins & quickie, Waterbuck.

Some more nice birdies as well - granted some were in Satara camp.

Have a look on flickr mentioned earlier - some cropping, etc; but not too bad as evidence & I'm not entering these in a contest.

Also saw three Double banded sand grouse - no photo unfortunately & I think you have seen the Bateleur road kill.

Eat your hard out.


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