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 Post subject: Re: Best brekkie that you ever had....or missed in a SANPark
Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:48 am 
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Carol g wrote:
don't know if I really want to see a kill, will probably watch thru my fingers that will be over my eyes :big_eyes:



Saw my first kill last year on the Nossob Road and it's an adrenalin rush. I was shaking like a leaf. The chase and kill was over in less than a 2 minutes judging by our photo's. My hands were in front of my mouth, but I couldn't stop watching. We were in complete awe at the speed of a cheetah.

You don't want to see it, but if you do, you never forget it and you'll be glad you did. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Best brekkie that you ever had....or missed in a SANPark
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Nossob road is a favourite place for cheetah brekkie - or dindins. After the 2011 forum Nosson ecotrail, Barcud, Right Said and I did a drive towards Rooiputs and saw - yes of course, Gus Mills. Gus was never far from cheetahs and the one we all were watching was patiently stalking. She caught the springbok totally unawares and minutes later called her 3 sub adult cubs to join the meal.

It was the 5th big cat/dog kill I have seen (plus 2 AWC) and the adrenalin flow was just like the first. In fact this was only the second where we had time to see whether it would happen or not. The others were pure right time, right place, over in seconds.

Do you want to witness it - you bet!
Does it fill you with a warm feeling - no chance.

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 Post subject: Re: Best brekkie that you ever had....or missed in a SANPark
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I would love to be there right now.

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With, or without the janitor.

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 Post subject: Re: Best brekkie that you ever had....or missed in a SANPark
Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:47 am 
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:lol: that photo of the baboon says it all - that face is pure mischief in a feel sorry for me kinda way :clap: :clap: :clap:. What is sad though is that they get dependant on thieving and begging for food and the eventual outcome for them is not good as they belong in the veldt taking care of themselves.

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