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 Post subject: Re: A&E Story 01 - The Birth of ... Gomondwane
Unread postPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:11 pm 
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Aat,

What a great experience. We saw several pregnant Impala and lots and lots of newborns, but to watch a baby come into this world is priceless. Sorry we missed you at Shingwedzi. I think we had some confusion with the people at reception. I went by and asked for your cottage number and they told me you had just been there to get mine. I think they were mistaken and it was actually Porridge who had come by.

Maybe next time.....

Daron

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 Post subject: Re: A&E Story 01 - The Birth of ... Gomondwane
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Aat

This is one of the best wildlife story I have ever read. The Kruger blessed you with this sighting! Now you have blessed us with this heart warming story! It is wonderful
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 Post subject: Re: Story 01 - The Birth of Gomondwane
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Thanks Philip1, We are not really happy to be back... :lol: :lol: :lol:


:redface: Sorry Aat, i actually meant "Posting" :wink: :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: A&E Story 01 - The Birth of ... Gomondwane
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anne-marie,
:gflower: sure, magic it was.... think we never have been speachless for such a long time... no noise by the mother , by us or car.... just the birth in front of our eyes.

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superb little thing :clap:
the magic of the birth :dance: :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: A&E Story 01 - The Birth of ... Gomondwane
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Porridge,
thanks... and yes, I think you can tell a story / sighting but showing it is much better I guess
A sighting you never forget....

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Truly amazing, Aat!! You told me about this in Shing, but the pics do this miracle true justice.

Well done!

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 Post subject: Re: A&E Story 01 - The Birth of ... Gomondwane
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Hi Carol g,
Idd fantastic or other similar words to express this ... during the birth no noise by the mother... the interaction between mother and baby.... mother being alert all the time.... and the little one trying to stand up...falling down...trying again.... and even almost tumbling drinking... tumbling and drinking again... really something you never forget... :)

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Oh Aat, what a fantastic thing to have been part of .to think how quickly the little one got to its feet!!! Nature is really wonderful. :clap: :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: A&E Story 01 - The Birth of ... Gomondwane
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Dear Aat and Elly,

When a baby is born it doesn't matter what it is and now you proved to us again with this special series of impi photos - just how wonderful a new life is :k :k

Aat,
If i am not mistaken, your ELLY had a b/day now recently. Please give her a hug from me :k :gflower:

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 Post subject: Re: A&E Story 01 - The Birth of ... Gomondwane
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Bushbuddies,
Welcome again :) :) We are just searching for tuskers and meanwhile sightings like this happens.... :lol: :lol: :lol:
Checking in is for free so hope to deliver some more nice stories :wink: :wink:

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Another TR by Aat!!! :dance: :dance: :dance:

Wonderful! You and Elly always have the best of luck - so I'll be sure to check-in on this TR. And what a wonderful way to start - with such a precious sighting!

Thanks Aat! :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: A&E Story 01 - The Birth of ... Gomondwane
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Hi Pumbaa,
This is what I said about situations never seen before...and just before Chrismas a fitting story :) :)

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WoW Aat,

I think of no better story to start with :big_eyes: What a privilege :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: A&E Story 01 - The Birth of ... Gomondwane
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Sharifa,
You are expressing exactly the feelings we had. We were hoping the little one to stand up... we were looking for predators... even thinking I should chase them away :wink: :wink: and as kind of "grant parents" we named him/her Gomondwane.... crazy?? but speachless as we were it was how we thought :) :)


Sharifa wrote:
Aat that was a wonderful sighting and how well you captured it :clap: :clap: :clap:

We saw the birth of a springbok in KTP last year and every step of the way I was willing the little one to get up and walk. Also kept a watch for predators. :pray: very hard they do not appear.
When the little one got to the mom and started drinking I had tears in my eyes. Just couldn't stop them from rolling down my face :)

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 Post subject: Re: A&E Story 01 - The Birth of ... Gomondwane
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Grantmissy,
You are welcome !! It's nice to share sightings and this one is too lovely for not sharing :) :)

Aat wrote:
Grantmissy,
Thanks and we are happy to share this wonder with you. :) :)

Grantmissy wrote:
From me also :clap: :clap: :clap: That birth is so amazing in many ways. Thank you Aat and Elly for sharing the wonders of nature :thumbs_up: .

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 Post subject: Re: A&E Story 01 - The Birth of ... Gomondwane
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Daron,
Idd sorry too for missing at Shingwedzi. I was talking to Porridge close to the shop and gave my cottage # but probably we were not around much since we got up early every day and returned late. So yes, hope to meet next time. The birth story is one of our best ones this trip , simply ... we have never seen this before and is as you say "priceless" :) :)

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Aat,

What a great experience. We saw several pregnant Impala and lots and lots of newborns, but to watch a baby come into this world is priceless. Sorry we missed you at Shingwedzi. I think we had some confusion with the people at reception. I went by and asked for your cottage number and they told me you had just been there to get mine. I think they were mistaken and it was actually Porridge who had come by.

Maybe next time.....

Daron

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 Post subject: Re: A&E Story 01 - The Birth of ... Gomondwane
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cheetah2111,
Thanks for this very warm comment and without saying too much ...related to your name here more to come :wink: :wink: :wink:

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Aat

This is one of the best wildlife story I have ever read. The Kruger blessed you with this sighting! Now you have blessed us with this heart warming story! It is wonderful
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: A&E Story 01 - The Birth of ... Gomondwane
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What an incredible experience, and well written and photographed too! :clap: :clap:

I would have been speechless as well!

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 Post subject: Re: Story 01 - The Birth of Gomondwane
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Philip1 - I understood the message no worry :lol: :lol: :lol: with the dark, short and rainy days at the moment and checking the pictures the only thing one likes to do is go back to Kruger..... :wink: :wink:

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Aat wrote:
Thanks Philip1, We are not really happy to be back... :lol: :lol: :lol:


:redface: Sorry Aat, i actually meant "Posting" :wink: :wink:

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