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Macho Mouse's Skukuza Marathon : Aug 2006

Unread postby Vonnie » Fri Aug 04, 2006 8:21 pm

Hi all!!!

Had an SMS from MM at about 7:30 this evening. She writes: "I am here at last. Had animal crisis before I left home so I am here late. It is really cold"

Here is Hazyview. The marathon is tomorrow. She is very brave doing this marathon in this weather.

Will keep you all posted on her SMS's.
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Unread postby Vonnie » Sat Aug 05, 2006 9:07 am

News from MM!!! :lol: By 8:15 this morning she had already seen 2 lions and 7 cheetah!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Sounds like the beginnings of an excellent trip!!!
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Unread postby Vonnie » Sat Aug 05, 2006 12:38 pm

New SMS!!! "Finished the race. It was great. Feeling a little tired and hungry. Going to look for some beer"

Good thing she didn't end up as lion fodder!!! :lol: I would rather go for a burger if I am hungry :shock:
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Unread postby Vonnie » Sat Aug 05, 2006 7:43 pm

Breaking news from MM!!!!

Sightings for today: 7 cheetah, 2 lion, many impies, 9 hippo's,2 grey heron, 2 crocodiles - 1 sneaking up on a grey heron!!! :lol: 10 terrapin, 2 bushbuck, 6 kudu and 1 ellie!!

Hopefully she will post lots of pic's and a colourful report!!!
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Unread postby Vonnie » Sun Aug 06, 2006 6:31 pm

New SMS just in!!!! :lol: :lol:

"Sightings today: 4 Steenbokkies, 5 Kudu, 2 Ellie, 5 Kori Bustard, 3 Ground hornbill and many, many impies. Scoop of the day!!!: While watching the ellies, a snake eagle hovered and swooped down in front of me to pick up it's prey. Next One!!! A Herd of about 30 stampeding hippo!!!"

Wish I was there!!!
It sounds exciting!! I can taste the Kruger just hearing this report!!!
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Unread postby Freda » Sun Aug 06, 2006 6:40 pm

Vonnie wrote: A Herd of about 30 stampeding hippo!!!"


Just spoke to MM, she says she was siting at Lake Panic enjoying the silence when suddenly all hell broke loose, they thought it was ellie but it was about 30 hippo charging back to the water, something must have frightened them :shock:
Sounds like she is having a great trip :D

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Unread postby Vonnie » Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:46 pm

Had a call from MM. She is in Pretoriuskop tonight. She had a lovely day. :lol: No earthshattering sightings: the normal, monkeys, impies, baboons & nice birds.

While on the phone with her, there was an owl right outside her hut. I could hear it on the phone. I am soooooo jealous!

She is still on about the stampeding hippo's. :lol: Must have been truly spectacular with the noise and all the splashing :lol:
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Unread postby Jay » Tue Aug 08, 2006 7:20 pm

gotta a SMS from MM this afternoon... said she was watching cheetah :D

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Unread postby Vonnie » Tue Aug 08, 2006 7:59 pm

Wow! She seems to have had a bumper day today!!! :lol: New SMS reads as follows:

"Sightings today: Fish Eagle, baboons, monkeys, giraffe, kudu, nyala,cheetah, mongoose, bushbaby & steenbokkies. Had an hillarious experience of how not to pitch a tent! I think I have chased Mr Fox away forever!"

OK, now even with me :twisted: Who is the fictional character in this saga - Nyala or Mr Fox?? :shock:
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Unread postby Vonnie » Wed Aug 09, 2006 7:35 pm

Lengthy SMS from MM:

"Sightings today: Lion, fish eagle, zebra, waterbuck, duiker, steenbok,blue wildebeest, buffalo,monkeys, baboons, hippo, dead mole snake,giraffe, lovely family of ellies. And the sighting of all sightings: Three little klipspringer a few metres from my car. They stood with their dainty little high heel shoes watching me for about 10 minutes. Sunset at Mathekenyane. Meeting my first yellow ribbon, Dirk"

That was quite a mouthful! Great sightings!! :lol: I wonder what killed the snake? :cry:

I wonder if MM remembered to take her yellow ribbon? :hmz:
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Unread postby Vonnie » Thu Aug 10, 2006 8:10 pm

Bert, you were complaining about the few trip reports. Here, let me put you out of your misery! :lol: Message just received from Macho Mouse:

"Have just watched the most beautiful sunset from Tambotie!Today I saw croc's, many hippo's, dwarf mongoose, ground hornbill, zebra, giraffe, buffalo, waterbuck, warthog, wildebeest, baboons, monkeys. Wtched zebra drinking at the cam. Highlight of the day: 1. Agroup of six young kudu playing for about half an hour in front of my tent. 2. A group of ellies in deep communication using their trunks. I saw 2 yellow ribbons: Tsukudu & Bushcamp!""

This is not fair!! :twisted: I was meant to be there and commitments at work prevented me going :cry:
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Unread postby Vonnie » Sat Aug 12, 2006 8:58 am

Yes, the trip seems to have been very rewarding! And they all met up last night for the Berg & Dal meet. :mrgreen: Waiting with baited breath for an update on the festivities! :lol:
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Sat Aug 12, 2006 11:44 am

Sms just received from MM:

Saw lion this morning. Freda and SO, Gwen and SO and MM were all lined up with our yellow ribbons proudly displayed.
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Sat Aug 12, 2006 12:02 pm

I said to MM that it sounds like that had a great time last night....her reply (with her permission):

Yes but today I am a bit delicate. I forgot the bungalow number and spent most of the night wandering.
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Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sun Aug 13, 2006 9:51 pm

Thank you guys for all your well wishes :D :D
8) 8) 8) 8)
much appreciation..... and as I learned on the B and B meet... not only appreciation... much more than that.. we have become family.
That was before I lost my way in the camp :cry: :cry: :cry:
non the less.. I do believe there was a speech about the forum being family.
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