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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:47 pm

And lots of these on the fence!

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:51 pm

This was the nearest we came to a "leopard" on this trip!

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:26 am

Trrrp-trrrr, MM, Barry and Hilda! :thumbs_up: Glad you are still enjoying the report! :D

Warthogs are one of my favourite animals but we are always struggling to find them in the north. This was our only sighting - also on the Tropic of Capricorn Loop.

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:29 am

On most visits to Thihongoyeni there were a couple of ostriches around

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:31 am

This one was prancing around trying to impress a lady

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:32 am

When it got spooked

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:49 am

Hi there Sheenaugh-Lee! :thumbs_up:

A bit of ostrich information - although they cannot fly, they are fleet strong runners. They can sprint up to 70km per hour and run over distance at 50km per hour! Their wings may be used as "rudders" to help them change direction when running. An ostrich's powerful long legs can cover 3 to 5 meters in a single stride! :shock:
Their legs are also formidable weapons - ostrich kicks can kill a human or a potential predator. Each two-toed foot has a long sharp claw.

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:26 am

I tend to agree with you S-L! :thumbs_up:

After the sighting of the hundreds of White Storks at the waterhole there were always some around but never again in such numbers. These gave me opportunity to practice my BIF shots!

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:27 am

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:28 am

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:14 am

Thanks, Pikkie! :thumbs_up:

And one on the ground with muddy feet!

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:44 pm

As I have mentioned before - Thihongoyeni attracted an amazing amount of elephant bulls during the time we were there. Some of them were huge! :shock: Image

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:52 pm

On one occasion there was also a collared elephant

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:32 pm

Hi there Hilda! :thumbs_up:

Does anybody know if this is a named tusker?

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Re: A Tale of Two Waterholes

Unread postby naomi c » Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:12 pm

Hi there Cape of Storms and Super Mongoose :thumbs_up: I am equally enjoying both of your trip reports! :D

We did see a named tusker at Thihongoyeni :dance: - according to Aat's "Tuskers of Africa" this is Marhumbini.

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