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Re: Predators at Picnic Sites, Waterholes and Toilets in KTP

Unread postby RhymeZA » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:13 am

Hi all,

Re: Union's End picnic spot.

When we visited in September 2012 we were fortunate (unfortunate?) enough to not find the lions, but there were some fresh tracks around the toilets.

We left from Grootkolk that morning and didn't encounter another vehicle before we reached the picnic spot. There was some debate about whether to use it or not. In the (Union's? -- sorry) end after driving around the area a few times and making REALLY sure it was safe we decided to risk it -- my SO was 5 months pregnant at the time...

Of course I had to get out first "just to be 100% certain" :roll:

Look at the size of the print next to her's! :shock:


(first time posting pictures -- hope it comes out Ok)

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Re: Predators at Picnic Sites, Waterholes and Toilets in KTP

Unread postby Fotomaljohan » Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:58 pm

Not much activity lately, probably due to the holiday season, BUT please all you wonderful “mites” out there, if you are NOT in KTP now and you have time on hand, look for...... and find those exclusive waterhole, toilets and predator photo's!

These were taken at 13e Boorgat!
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Unread postby lion queen » Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:40 pm

Beautiful 13th borehole lions!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Unread postby hilda » Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:08 pm

If only we could find them Fotomaljohan! We'll try our best in April! :dance: :dance:
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Re: Predators at Picnic Sites, Waterholes and Toilets in KTP

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:04 pm

Great sightings Fotomaljohan :clap: :clap:
Agree ..lets see that great sightings ...

Think this was the first time they saw water....(the one is very small and hope he did made it to adult life..)

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Re: Predators at Picnic Sites, Waterholes and Toilets in KTP

Unread postby kyknetta » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:11 pm

Hi Jan!
May be it is the same Lioness I just post a pic (with the scar on her shoulder) in the "Lions of Kgalagadi Forum.
2 Cubs were with her, one bigger than the other. 8) We found them in October2013 , 13 th Borehole

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Unread postby lion queen » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:21 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap:

Jan as usual stunning!!
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Unread postby lion queen » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:22 pm

Auchterlonie November 2013

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Re: Predators at Picnic Sites, Waterholes and Toilets in KTP

Unread postby lion queen » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:24 pm

What do you think those people are doing sus???

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Unread postby WillieV » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:30 pm

Kwang May 2013
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Unread postby lion queen » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:36 pm

Stunning :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Predators at Picnic Sites, Waterholes and Toilets in KTP

Unread postby Fotomaljohan » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:50 pm

Thank you Jan van Wyk, lion queen and WillieV for posting those cute lion cub pictures! Could they be the same cubs now at Kwang that Jan has photographed earlier and posted here?? Lion queen, your cubs appear to be slightly older, so obviously more recent.
Thank you kyknetta and hilda for commenting and April is a great time to visit KTP (A green Kgalagadi!)

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Unread postby WillieV » Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:03 pm

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August 2014 short trip to Kgalagadi.

Kgalagadi May 2014 with Lion vs Leopard and the "Love Birds"
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Re: Predators at Picnic Sites, Waterholes and Toilets in KTP

Unread postby lion queen » Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:09 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Unread postby onewithnature » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:04 am

Lovely pics; makes me all nostalgic. :clap: :clap:
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