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Re: It is almost time to go back to KTP

Unread postby gatita » Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:49 am

We saw some general birds, many ground squirrels, a juvenile black-chested snake eagle and more springboks

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4 tawny eagles

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crowned lapwings, ostriches, gemsbok, a slender mongoose, skittish as always

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and some willies.
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Re: It is almost time to go back to KTP

Unread postby gatita » Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:51 am

When we arrived at Urikaruus, no 4 was allocated to us. In camp we saw a white-browed sparrow-weaver, springboks and secretary birds at the waterhole

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We went on an afternoon drive to 13th borehole. We saw different kind of birds, a yellow mongoose and our first befs

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That night we had eland, two spotted hyenas, a jackal and a cape fox visiting the waterhole.
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Re: It is almost time to go back to KTP

Unread postby gatita » Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:34 pm

03.09.2012

The morning drive took us to 14th borehole. Our first sighting was a jackal on a mission. At the hyena den one adult was on the watch

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Further on, we saw some general birds, the first pygmy falcons

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and befs on the run.
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Unread postby gatita » Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:35 pm

Then we had our first giraffe sighting

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Re: It is almost time to go back to KTP

Unread postby gatita » Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:36 pm

and another steenbok

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At the 14th borehole there was an awkward jackal, rolling in the sand and we found the resident wild cat

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Re: It is almost time to go back to KTP

Unread postby gatita » Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:36 pm

We saw the first swallow-tailed bee-eater

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and watched the hyena moving into the shade.
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Unread postby gatita » Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:37 pm

The afternoon drive took us south. We saw a cape fox

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Re: It is almost time to go back to KTP

Unread postby gatita » Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:38 pm

red hartebeest, jackals, birds, gemsbok and more eland

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and a wildebeest with an itch

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Unread postby gatita » Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:39 pm

In the evening we were visited by Charlie Fax

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Re: It is almost time to go back to KTP

Unread postby gatita » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:06 am

04.09.2012

That day was my birthday. The SO had ordered a leopard as a present, but someone screwed the order and lions were delivered instead. I already posted this story in the waterhole topic but will include some more pics here.

We got up and wanted to heat water for our coffee but we were out of gas. Thus, my SO drove to the camp attendants unit and told him. On his return we realized that one tyre was flat. At that time, a lion showed up at the waterhole, followed by three others

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Unread postby gatita » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:08 am

One of the lionesses seemed to be in heat and one of the males was very interested

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but before they could proceed, the second lioness got jealous

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They had quite an argument.
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Re: It is almost time to go back to KTP

Unread postby gatita » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:09 am

The lioness tried her best to attract the male but to no avail

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Instead she had another argument with the other lioness

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Re: It is almost time to go back to KTP

Unread postby gatita » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:10 am

While the male inspected the area, she decided to chase the doves

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Re: It is almost time to go back to KTP

Unread postby gatita » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:11 am

Then she tried again

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but the male preferred to hang out with his buddy

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Re: It is almost time to go back to KTP

Unread postby gatita » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:12 am

Then the females were fighting again. The other male had enough. He moved to the waterhole and proceeded towards camp.

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Then he discovered and evaluated the gas bottle that was supposed to go to our cabin

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He was not too interested, inspected the camp attendants unit, disappeared into the dunes and started roaring- What a sound!
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