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 Post subject: umtali1-Beginner's luck - Big 5 and 5 leopards-Aug 2011
Unread postPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:29 pm 
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Hi,
Having used the plastic snakes at Talamati to discourage baboons all three generations of the family had a great time..

One of us was a first timer to Africa (let alone the Kruger).
Guess what - he saw the B5 on the first day :clap:
(my husband's 'tracking skills' apparently)

but our luck was really in when we saw five different leopards :lol:
over a few days..

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Also lucky to see our first roan, and friends, on the S143 Tropic of Capricorn Loop at the Thihongonyeni waterhole.
One of our favourite places to wait and watch.

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Also our first Boomslang..
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:cam: All pictures taken by the family in the last two weeks of August 2011 (my 7th trip)
.. just a sample of thousands...

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 Post subject: Re: Beginner's luck - Big 5 and 5 leopards
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:54 am 
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and is that a tsessebe in the background of the road!!


No. It's only a lichtenstein's hartebeest

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However, on the other side of the waterhole we also had a single Tsessebe...

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There were 5 more lying down to the left of the waterhole. Pictures are a bit indistinct to post.

That's why we it's one of our favourite places to sit and watch!

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 Post subject: Re: Beginner's luck - Big 5 and 5 leopards
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Hi

a couple of sharpes grysbok pics seen near shingwedzi...

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and for comparison note the ear patterns and lack of coat speckles on a steenbok

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Yes, as you can see we had excellent sightings
and also some hairs-on-the-back-of-the-neck sounds.

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