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 Post subject: Re: Cam chit chat
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:11 am 
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I hope that the poor Impala got out of the Orpen pan and was not shot by the ranger!

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 Post subject: Re: Cam chit chat
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Barbara wrote:
I hope that the poor Impala got out of the Orpen pan and was not shot by the ranger!

The big herd of buffalo visiting the waterhole earlier, lowered the water level in the waterhole a lot causing the impala to fall in and it could not get out.

The Section Ranger was called in to evaluate the situation. The impala got out by itself without any human intervention but it has sadly broken its leg. The Section Ranger then decided to euthanise the impala as it would not have recovered.

The carcass was left to the vultures (seen on the webcam).

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 Post subject: Re: Cam chit chat
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I assume they will be topping the water up in the water hole?

Yes DB, the water is topped up automatically (ball valve system). The buffalo drank so much water that the water supply could not keep up with the demand! The ball valve system keeps the water hole topped up all the time!

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 Post subject: Re: Cam chit chat
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Thank you Danie - that is interesting to know!

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 Post subject: Re: Cam chit chat
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Just wondering - are Orpen and Satara fenced camps? What about Nossob? Where are the hides in relation to the camp (i.e. inside or outside the fence?)


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 Post subject: Re: Cam chit chat
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are Orpen and Satara fenced camps? What about Nossob? Where are the hides in relation to the camp (i.e. inside or outside the fence?)

Scot, all the camps you refer to are fenced camps (Satara, Orpen and Nossob). The webcam at Nossob is at the hide which is outside the camp but there is a fenced walkway that takes you safely to the hide.

At both Satara and Orpen the webcams are not at a hide but outside the camp at a waterhole. The webcam is mounted on a structure at the waterhole outside the camp.

At Satara the webcam is about 40m outside the south-eastern fence around the camp (south-eastern side of Satara), on the restaurant/cafeteria side of the camp.

At Orpen the webcam is about 50m from the fence on the eastern side of Orpen.

All 3 webcams are in the bush and not fenced at all. All 3 webcams are visible to our physical guests at all three camps from the safety of a hide (Nossob) or with a fence (electrified) between our guests and the waterhole/webcam.

I hope this answers your question!

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 Post subject: Re: Cam chit chat
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Think the elles adjusted the light by Orpen. Image

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 Post subject: Re: Cam chit chat
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Tilandi wrote:
Think the elles adjusted the light by Orpen. Image

Yip!

You are quite right! They pushed over the leadwood structure where the flood light is mounted on! I have requested my colleagues at Orpen to fix it again! Naughty ellies! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Cam chit chat
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 Post subject: Re: Cam chit chat
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To my fellow cammers....I just want to thank you all..DebM, Tilandi, jf, and Spotted Cat who shared the nominations with me. This award is also yours! Thank you for sharing spottings with me. Without ALL the cammers, we would not see so many critters. I also, thank all the mods and the FAC members.
You are a dedicated bunch...and so..
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 Post subject: Re: Cam chit chat
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 Post subject: Re: Cam chit chat
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Salamanda, I think it was a bet or a dare if I remember correctly. It's all in jest and fun. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Cam chit chat
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Oh. Is this to do with the Ratpack weekend?


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 Post subject: Re: Cam chit chat
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 Post subject: Re: Cam chit chat
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Yip, all the crazies were on the cam. Just think what fun we can have teasing DD about that one! That pic should remain in the archives forever, great arm twister! :twisted: :lol:

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