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Tree at Satara waterhole

Unread postby de Graaff » Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:22 pm

Just letting you know that it is not your eyes playing tricks on you, the tree on the other side of the waterhole did change from position thanks to a nice tusker at about 14hoo this afternoon!

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Re: Tree at Satara waterhole

Unread postby MATTHYS » Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:32 pm

Thanks and warm welcome to the cams, de Graaff. :D
Satara cam sightings will never be the same after the tusker did some rearranging !
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Re: Tree at Satara waterhole

Unread postby Travelling T » Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:33 pm

and it didnt take him long to do it!!

he was a beautiful big boy!! :D
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Re: Tree at Satara waterhole

Unread postby MATTHYS » Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:37 pm

A really beautiful big boy, Travelling T :thumbs_up:
Great to have you you here too. Welcome :D !
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Re: Tree at Satara waterhole

Unread postby Tom124 » Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:40 pm

A warm welcome Travelling T and de Graaf!

You joined us on a day which will change Satara cam forever! Amazing that something which takes decades to grow, is destroyed in a matter of seconds :lol:
Back from beautiful Botswana - a long time to wait, but KNP and KTP planned for 2016!

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Re: Tree at Satara waterhole

Unread postby DinkyBird » Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:56 pm

Gosh - a real landmark for the cammers has gone :shock:

Did the ellie eat the bark or roots or did he just get out of bed on the wrong side this morn and was tired of having to go around the tree :hmz:
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Re: Tree at Satara waterhole

Unread postby michel367 » Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:57 pm

Am I mistaking or has the tree at Nossob also shifted? :hmz:

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Re: Tree at Satara waterhole

Unread postby Tilandi » Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:21 pm

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The culprit caught in the act :naughty:
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Evidence :lol:
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Re: Tree at Satara waterhole

Unread postby Tilandi » Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:22 pm

michel367 wrote:Am I mistaking or has the tree at Nossob also shifted? :hmz:

The angle of the web cam is different. Don't think the tree has moved :D
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Re: Tree at Satara waterhole

Unread postby Imberbe » Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:23 pm

:lol: There you have it ... elephant in action transforming their environment.

This should actually make a good shot for the thread where we chronicle the vegetation changes at the cams!
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Re: Tree at Satara waterhole

Unread postby TheunsH » Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:58 pm

Can't somebody goes out there and fix the tree...Nurse Bev where are you? :hmz: :lol:

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Re: Tree at Satara waterhole

Unread postby oddesy » Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:08 pm

:lol: such a familiar sight, removed so easily
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Re: Tree at Satara waterhole

Unread postby Delene D » Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:56 pm

Looks like one of the stems may recover and carry on growing. See some close up shots on satara cam today. I do hope so, Impalas used to stand in the shade on hot days, That ellie has a bad attitude!

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Re: Tree at Satara waterhole

Unread postby Mike1916 » Tue Oct 27, 2009 7:40 am

A real Gone in 60 seconds :lol:
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Re: Tree at Satara waterhole

Unread postby ron brameld » Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:07 am

HI, :huh:
While looking at the water hole at Satara yesterday, I noticed that the tree at the back was bent and just knew it was an ellie.
Had to go to the highlights to see what happened. Amazing! Caught red handed. The waterhole will never be the same. What a privelage to see it happen. Seen this a few times in KNP and shocked to see that after pushing down a beautifull tree they loose interest and walk away from their distruction without even tasting the tree

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