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 Post subject: My bestest sighting in a Northern Park.
Unread postPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 1:53 pm 
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Please tell us about a sighting which you will remember for a long time.

If possible, tell us where in the park,when,what time(more or less),and what the weather was like(if you can remember).

Reading about your sighting may just prompt us to visit that particular Park!!!

Any :cam: :cam: ,will make us :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: My bestest sighting in a Northern Park.
Unread postPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 9:02 am 
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I was staying at Tlopi Tented Camp in Marakele a few easters ago. My wife and I were sitting on the deck enjoying a glass or 2 of wine watching the setting sun across the dam. Suddenly we saw 3 wild dogs run past chasing a wilderbeast into the bush. Wishing the area was more open so we could see more, we consoled ourselves with a grat wild dog sighting. Next minute, on the other side of the dam from us, 2 other wild dogs caught an impala and within a few seconds, the whole pack had appeared and boy, did they eat quickly!! Not a bad way to end the day, a glass of wine and a wild dog kill, all from your decking!


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 Post subject: Re: My bestest sighting in a Northern Park.
Unread postPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 1:21 pm 
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You certainly were extremely lucky to witness the kill and food-fest that followed!Thanks for sharing,Simonbee.The Wild Dogs are such magnificent
providers that I can only imagine them feeding the litter of pups back home.

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 Post subject: Re: My bestest sighting in a Northern Park.
Unread postPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 9:50 am 
I described my best Mapungubwe sighting in the following thread… :D
Stripe-bellied Sand Snake vs Common Flat Lizard


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 Post subject: Re: My bestest sighting in a Northern Park.
Unread postPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 1:45 pm 
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Just recently we had a super sighting in Mapungubwe.

Just after 7 a.m. were were between Leokwe Camp and the Main Gate. My husband said "There's nothing here this morning". As he finished his sentence, a young leopard ("teenager") crossed the road and then sat in the bushes at the side of the road (about 10m from the car), studying us. We had this wonderful sighting for about 5 minutes before he moved off, slowly. He was on his own but was not at all nervous.

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 Post subject: Re: My bestest sighting in a Northern Park.
Unread postPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 1:18 pm 
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I can hear the "wow" in your account of unexpectedly meeting up with a leopard,Hippotragus.Goes to show how easily the seemingly "empty" bush comes alive! :clap:

Thanks for your post.I am :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: My bestest sighting in a Northern Park.
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simonbee : :mrgreen:

What a stunning experience!

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 Post subject: Re: My bestest sighting in a Northern Park.
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I agree with you on witnessing a most interesting and unforgettable tussle between snake and lizard,Jumbo.The video-footage taken by your dad is a bonus and also quite awesome!Thanks for your post. :clap: :clap: :mrgreen: :thumbs_up:
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 Post subject: Re: My bestest sighting in a Northern Park.
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If you've been fortunate enough to visit a Northern Park,we stay-at-homers would like to hear about your sightings.Posting a pic will be an added bonus. :D :D :D

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