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 Post subject: Re: Share your handy tips
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:24 pm 
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English equivalent LQ. :thumbs_up:

They all amount to a Y shaped bit of wood, metal or hard plastic with a bit of elastic joined to each prong of the 'fork' linked with a piece of leather into which the missile is inserted, drawn back and released.

Mind your thumb.

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 Post subject: Re: Share your handy tips
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Ahh,a slingshot!!
My snake looks great,very realistic!
Maybe i'll leave it with KG when I leave and it can be used by other mites

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Judik :hmz: against Baboons or Bats or ?
sorry a blond moment... for me :? :redface:

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 Post subject: Re: Share your handy tips
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I dunno,anne-marie.A general all purpose crittter deterrent? :hmz:

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Judik, I think what AM tried to say was that there are no Baboons or Monkeys in KTP.........so unless the snake could scare the bats it would not be of much use in that department............. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Share your handy tips
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Well,duhh
Somebody mentioned a rubber snake,I got it*
Maybe I should hold o to it for the KNP portion of my trip


Wanted to be totallly ready!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Share your handy tips
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judik wrote:
Well,duhh
Somebody mentioned a rubber snake,I got it*
Maybe I should hold o to it for the KNP portion of my trip


Wanted to be totallly ready!!!!


That would be a very good idea for KNP......... :thumbs_up:

With all those raptors in KTP, you might just loose that real good looking snake......... :tongue:

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 Post subject: Re: Share your handy tips
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in Kruger :thumbs_up: you have to try, there is so many Baboons and :naughty: Vervets :?

in Kgalagadi, like said lion queen... maybe an help to have a very, very close photo of a raptor :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Share your handy tips
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Monkeys and baboons are such a clever lot that they eventually figure out what a kettie does and that a rubber snake is harmless. We camped at North Bridge, Moremi, Botswana and as usual, we put out the rubber snake. The monkeys arrived and carefully watched this 'snake' When they saw that the snake did not move for a considerable time, the jumped out of the trees and raided the kitchen. They even started playing with the rubber snake. The same goes with ketties. As soon as you pick up a kettie, they move in behind the tree with only their heads sticking out. If you move left, they move right so as to always keep the tree between you and them. They can easily spot a projectile coming their way and evade it.

I am sure if they know what the famous old 'middle finger' means and would use that very often.

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Monkeys at Balule in KNP totally disregard rubber snakes ...

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 Post subject: Re: Share your handy tips
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At Mapungubwe our snakes went walk-a-bout not sure if it grow 2 legs 4 legs or wings...

Tip for Monkeys & baboons. Go to uor local baby shop and ask them for cupbourd secures. It's a plastic u shap with a locking slip so instead of having to padlocking everything these are easy open and close and if it keeps my 2 year old out of the cupbaords it should work on your cousins.

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Monkeys at Balule in KNP totally disregard rubber snakes ...
I'm sure too ndloti :wink:
and even a woman (alone woman) with a stone (or catapult)...
only man can afraid those naughty...
I experimented at Crocodile Bridge, they come even naughtier (more naughty)... agressive :shock:

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 Post subject: Winter - Braai at night or during the day?
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I need advice please seasoned KTP people! We are going to KTP in early June this year for 14 nights for our 1st ever visit. Not camping, but staying in Parks Board accom. I believe nights are very cold and days are lovely! Friends I have spoken to are ALL campers who have advised us to braai in the day....call it quits at night and climb into bed with a cup of soup as tooo cold to stand outside even with a fire. Obviously much colder camping being close to the ground. It makes a big difference to my food planning for that length of stay, as to the option we choose....whether braaing in early evening or soup or equivalent at night. HELP?!


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 Post subject: Re: Winter - Braai at night or during the day?
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Well now I grew up in the North close to the kruger that side and we braaied day and night as long as you have a jacket on your fine but if your down south well in the day it is warm and lovely but the nights are a little bit harsher down south than north so I wouldnt braai hope that helps a bit :)

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