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 Post subject: Re: Varsity Student Formites
Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:21 pm 
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Good to see you again Heksie. Glad to hear that you had a fab time.

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 Post subject: Re: Varsity Student Formites
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Ryt guys, now it is time for a very special sighting which my dad wanted to see for years and years and eventually his wish came true. Almost everyone normally has a predator in their wishlist which they really want to see and cannot see it over years of trips, like me I really want to see WILD DOGS. My Daddy always wanted to see a Giraffe Drinking Water and this day it came true at Kanniedood Dam bird hide where after 30 mins of no activity, these guys arrived, and my dad was really over whelmed. It was a special and rare sighting for us.

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In the above pic, the Giraffes arrived out of no where.

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In the pic above the Giraffes were looking around to make sure there were NO PREDATORS around trying to take advantage.

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Than the one mate decided to come to the front to have the first drink.

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While the others were Body Guards awaiting there turn to drink.

Hope you guys like the pics, although the pics are not of the best quality but this sighting is one of my best in Kruger and it is at number 1 for my Daddy.

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 Post subject: Re: Varsity Student Formites
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Hi Kallis :)
So when are we seeing some of your spectaculare kiekies? :hmz: you know that is one of the highlights of our Mondays :w:

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 Post subject: Re: Varsity Student Formites
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What wonderful kiekies Kallis!!!! :clap: they are spectacular animals we saw them bend forward to lick saltrocks this weekend as well as one chewing on a bone :big_eyes: and it was absolutely fantastic :)

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What wonderful kiekies Kallis!!!! :clap: they are spectacular animals we saw them bend forward to lick saltrocks this weekend as well as one chewing on a bone :big_eyes: and it was absolutely fantastic :)


Thank you for the kind words :gflower: It really is special how they have to bend down soo much just to lick salt rocks or drink water, and even the legs. Really is a special sighting, and they are wonderful animals.

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Morning all! Seems like the weather's dropping again! Hope we're not in for more freezing weather!

Hey Heksie. Nice to see you back. How was the trip? Can't wait to see pics!!!

Kallis, awesome pictures!!! :clap: That sighting is still on my bucket list!

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 Post subject: Re: Varsity Student Formites
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@Heksie: I'm a research assistant at Biochem. Also finalizing my MSc thesis...

@Kallis: Great pics!! I've had some great sightings with my parents. Took a video of a drinking giraffe in the Orpen area once - will try to find and post it later.

Have a great day everyone! :D

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Good Morning V's :yaya:

Another day has arrived, and another day closer to boarding that flight, and going to Kruger.

Thanks for the comments Sleepyowl and Vibo :gflower: You'll get a sighting one day, Thats what I love about Kruger soo much, you never know what will u see and when.

Vibo, I would love to see the video.

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11 days until Kruger! :dance:

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I love watching giraffes drinking. they are really beautiful animals. :D

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Hey guys !

I've been MIA for a long time !
Its been exams ! Hectic guys !
Wrote 8 3hour papers in less than a week. My brains are fried :wall: :wall: :wall:

But I'm going to Kruger on Thursday fro 6 nights so I'm all :D :D :D

Whats new with the V-Mites ?

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Good morning vmites :)

Nice to see some new and old faces here :dance:
Welcome Vibo, and welcome back Moshin and Tom C! Wow Moshin that is some hectic exams, good luck for the results and may you enjoy your trip :)

Thanks for sharing the pic Kallis, always love seeing the giraffes drinking :dance:

My Kruger trip is over now, long trip back today :( Paradise was bliss though!


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Morning v-mites! Seems the cold is considering making a comeback! :wall:

MK, I can't wait to see the pics!!! :dance:

Mohsin, welcome back! I hope the exams went well. I'm also waiting for results :pray: at least you have KNP to look forward to though :dance:

Hope everyone has a great day!!!

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Hi everyone!!!
Greetings from another lovely day in the Pilansberg :D
The waterbuck have come to drink at the waterhole by our hut. The Zebs are strolling in a straight stripe also 8)
The 'Vrakkies' are running around playing :dance: :dance:
Nice and warm here 8)
I will share some pics with you of my trip here, if you don't mind :D


@Kitts
I can't wait to here all about your trip :D

@Sleeps
You should trek up from sneezing state to Pilans :whistle: Its about 24 degrees here :wink:

@Moshin
Lekker to see you again 8) Study hard ... play harder 8)

@RobC
where will you be staying in Krugz? :dance:

@Vibo
Welcome with the V's :dance: Please post here as often as you like :D

@para
You know that bone chewing gerry? Well I now have a pic of him with HUGE amounts of saliva drooping down from his head to the grass :shock: He has some kind of an eating disorder :wink: :whistle:

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Here is a pic of myself, my mom and heksie trying to avoid being on camera :naughty:
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My ma enjoying a cuppa tea!
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