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 Post subject: Bambi, Kitty, Birdie, Creepy-crawly, Snaky or all of them?
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I think we all have a preference observing certain animals more than others in their natural habitat. In my case I enjoy most to see the antelope (especially Kudu), impalas and other smaller buck in Kruger. I know some people prefer to see and photograph reptiles but I think it takes a lot more patience and a very sharp eye to spot for example snakes as they are skittish and rather move away when humans approach. And I have seen some brilliant photo’s of people who has photographed insects. Do you perhaps have a certain preference or “wish list” of animals you would like to see when visiting the Parks?

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 Post subject: Re: Bambi, Kitty, Birdie, Creepy-crawly, Snaky or all of the
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If I've seen my first elephant, I'm happy. Always been my first wish. :D

Then I look for birds. Have to admit that's my main objective anywhere i go. The rest will come by themselves and it they don't, no matter. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Bambi, Kitty, Birdie, Creepy-crawly, Snaky or all of the
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Location: Red sand, why do I keep thinking of red sand?
I do yes.

Birds are my main meal, but I will not complain if a nice leopard or other kitty appears.
Snakes, reptiles etc are very high on my list, and in places where you are not bound to your car insects suddenly pop to the top on my wishlist. Flowers and mosses are also on the list.
So it depends a bit on the moment, what options are there.

I miss the Landscapes though? And GP missed that too, while it is her specialism... :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: Bambi, Kitty, Birdie, Creepy-crawly, Snaky or all of the
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DuQues wrote:

I miss the Landscapes though? And GP missed that too, while it is her specialism... :whistle:


Ah but that wasn't included in the question.... :whistle:

But yes, that's my little thingy. I like the big picture.


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 Post subject: Re: Bambi, Kitty, Birdie, Creepy-crawly, Snaky or all of the
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If we don;t see a snake on a trip, it feels as if something is not complete!!!

Then I love taking photos of monitors.......... :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Bambi, Kitty, Birdie, Creepy-crawly, Snaky or all of the
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@lionqueen: like this one? :)

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Near Lower Sabie, September 2012.

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 Post subject: Re: Bambi, Kitty, Birdie, Creepy-crawly, Snaky or all of the
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Nice photo Threedogs :thumbs_up: We have seen a few of those in Lower-Sabie. We think Shingwedzi is a good camp to photograph the Ground Squirrels. They can be very entertaining as they are busy non-stop :D

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 Post subject: Re: Bambi, Kitty, Birdie, Creepy-crawly, Snaky or all of the
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Squirrels are way easier in Twee Rivieren. There they sit next to you, chomp on your shoelaces and more. I guess people are rather friendly to them. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Bambi, Kitty, Birdie, Creepy-crawly, Snaky or all of the
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Squirrels are way easier in Twee Rivieren. There they sit next to you, chomp on your shoelaces and more.
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Sometimes the “little critters” in the camps can be very entertaining and it is worthwhile to spend some time with them. I remember when we were in Bontebok we had a constant visitor - Mr Tortoise :)

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 Post subject: Re: Bambi, Kitty, Birdie, Creepy-crawly, Snaky or all of the
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Elephants, birds and anything unusual like Civet, Honey Badger, Aardvark. But really we are happy with anything - beetle, flower, leopard . . . . :D


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 Post subject: Re: Bambi, Kitty, Birdie, Creepy-crawly, Snaky or all of the
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I will get ridiculed for this, but in 22 trips to Kruger, I have never missed on lions, so after the first one(s) get ticked, we look for the good stuff. Once I had been there 5 days before seeing the first lion and I was starting to get jittery, but often they are ticked on the first day.

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 Post subject: Re: Bambi, Kitty, Birdie, Creepy-crawly, Snaky or all of the
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We always have a wishlist of things not yet seen, but have no real expectations of seeing them. If we do- brill, if we don't-nothing lost. :thumbs_up:

However we would be very disappointed not to see Impala, Giraffe, and Ellies (as long as said ellies behave themselves, or are a reasonable distance away!!)

Also birds are very important to us, especially Crested Barbets, Woodlands Kingfishers and any Bee Eater.

Insects we also love to watch............and arachnids are welcome, as long as thery are out doors and not sharing our accommodation.

I have a fear of snakes, but again, as long as they are outside, we would love to see them.

Love the fever and baobab trees, and the beautiful flowers!!! :thumbs_up:

So I expect Grantmissy, in answer to your question.............all of them? :dance: :dance:


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 Post subject: Re: Bambi, Kitty, Birdie, Creepy-crawly, Snaky or all of the
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Love to photograph anything that tells a story, however there is nothing as beautiful as leopard to me if I had to choose only one :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Bambi, Kitty, Birdie, Creepy-crawly, Snaky or all of the
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I always admire the authors of the field guides for the patience and passion that they have to collect the photos and information regarding a specific subject matter for example birds or snakes. I guess by the time the field guide is available in the shops a lot of hard work and long hours has gone into it.

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I tend to love all cats.. rather strange for a mouse. The rarer cats such as Seval and Caracal really get my heart racing.

I also love the smaller rodent like critters though. Give me a field mouse, a mongoose or six, a honey badger and I am as happy as a pig in p... I could wallow all day.

Highest on my wish list right now is possibly cape clawless otter. I am so :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: over all the sighting posted lately.

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