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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: Resident Animals at camps, picnic areas and w
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:01 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: Resident Animals at camps, picnic areas and w
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Thanks Anne-marie for sharing. Stunning pictures!! Hope you are well.

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: Resident Animals at camps, picnic areas and w
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Wonderful, evocative pics...thank you


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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: Resident Animals at camps, picnic areas and w
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seems to be one of the two... avoided the Leopard :whistle:

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 Post subject: Melkvlei picnic site lions
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On the 23rd December 2012, stopped for a picnic, and scanned the area for predators. Sure enough a lioness was watching up on the dune, a male lion was also lying nearby.
She moved behind the dune when she saw me looking up at her.She would peep over now and again to check on us.

On the 31st, on returning I had got out of the car not knowing that the car adjacent was busy taking photos of lions at their table !!
When the car moved my wife shouted that there are lions. :lol:
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Warned arriving people to be aware, when the lions moved out of sight nearby.
Funny how people stare in disbelief when you tell them there are lions near you.

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 Post subject: Re: Melkvlei picnic site lions
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:mrgreen: Magic pics of Lions and dune :mrgreen:

:hmz: They must have waited for their "Picnic" basket to arrive :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Melkvlei picnic site lions
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On our visit to the park in the first week of December, there were 2 lioness sleeping in the picnic area on two occasions when we stopped there.

The female in the picture below was also very pregnant and did not move even with all the traffic stopping at the picnic area.

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 Post subject: Re: Melkvlei picnic site lions
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@Phillip1, thanks, I could have fed a pride,with my holiday physique.
@Joubie,nice sighting too.
I forgot to mention that there was a female in the dunes above again on the 31st, whilst the males were below. Someone told me she had cubs with her but I did not see the cubs.

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 Post subject: Re: Melkvlei picnic site lions
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Oh dear, this really is a time to "knyp vas" :big_eyes: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Melkvlei picnic site lions
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:mrgreen: What wonderful guests to have at the picnic spot. :clap: :clap:

:oops: ...Could have dire consequences.... if a man must go a man must go. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Polentswa waterhole
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Visited this waterhole a couple of times , for the first time last month.
This waterhole is a hive of activity, worth the drive.

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 Post subject: Re: Polentswa waterhole
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:clap: :clap: Forestgump, thank you for sharing the wonderful photos. Nature is Awesome :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Polentswa waterhole
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Wow forestgump!!!! :D

Polenstwa always delivers something special :thumbs_up:

We saw a lanner have two attempts at catching doves but failed both times :( on our latest trip

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