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Re: In search of honey badger, porcupine and whistling rat

Unread postby gatita » Sun Jul 20, 2014 3:49 pm

11.10.2013

we had our first sighting before leaving camp. There was a strange noise inside the cooler box. We checked it out and found these little fellows

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Re: In search of honey badger, porcupine and whistling rat

Unread postby gatita » Sun Jul 20, 2014 3:50 pm

Our morning drive took us to Marie se draai. again. We saw a lone jackal at the waterhole, a tawnie and pronking springboks

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Re: In search of honey badger, porcupine and whistling rat

Unread postby gatita » Sun Jul 20, 2014 3:51 pm

We left the camp at 8:45 am and moved towards Kieliekrankie. This cutie pie crossed the road and tried to hide from us

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Re: In search of honey badger, porcupine and whistling rat

Unread postby gatita » Sun Jul 20, 2014 3:51 pm

On the way to Kaspersdraai there was only a red hartebeest. At the waterhole we saw gemsbok and a jackal

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Re: In search of honey badger, porcupine and whistling rat

Unread postby gatita » Sun Jul 20, 2014 3:52 pm

We found more gemsbok at Cheleka. I wonder what happened to their horns

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Re: In search of honey badger, porcupine and whistling rat

Unread postby gatita » Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:33 pm

11.10.2013 - continued

We made a stop at the Dikbaardskolk picnic site and were joined by the sociable weavers

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while the yellow mongoose stayed rather shy in the background

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right next to the picnic site there was a juvenile black-chested snake eagle in a tree

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joined by a lanner falcon.
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Re: In search of honey badger, porcupine and whistling rat

Unread postby gatita » Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:34 pm

Further on we met a sleepy hyena

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and we admired some baby springboks close to Melkvlei

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Re: In search of honey badger, porcupine and whistling rat

Unread postby gatita » Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:35 pm

On the dune road we saw a couple of koris

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a steenbok and some northern black korhaans

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Re: In search of honey badger, porcupine and whistling rat

Unread postby gatita » Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:37 pm

At Kieliekrankie we were allocated unit 2 and were very happy to see that the barn owls are still here

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Re: In search of honey badger, porcupine and whistling rat

Unread postby gatita » Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:38 pm

At 5 pm we left for an afternoon drive as we wanted to look for the Auchterlonie female and Elena. Our first sighting was a pcg with its dinner

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We saw many springboks around Auchterlonie and these willies at the waterhole

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Re: In search of honey badger, porcupine and whistling rat

Unread postby gatita » Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:39 pm

some of the springboks tried to walk on two legs

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which obviously was not that easy and they had to hold on

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Re: In search of honey badger, porcupine and whistling rat

Unread postby gatita » Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:40 pm

a little bit further on we saw the only Verreaux’s eagle owl in plain view

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and a common fiscal

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All of a sudden my SO hit the brakes again and was complaining about speeding visitors. He said „see what they did“ and reversed. There was an animal and something dark which he thought was blood and made him think of a roadkill. But it was much better than that and turned out to be one of the best sightings of this trip...
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Re: In search of honey badger, porcupine and whistling rat

Unread postby gatita » Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:38 pm

11.10.2013 - continued

The roadkill turned out to be a roadkill – but of a different kind, no humans involved

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Re: In search of honey badger, porcupine and whistling rat

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Re: In search of honey badger, porcupine and whistling rat

Unread postby gatita » Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:40 pm

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