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could this be wild hunting dogs?

Unread postby melph68 » Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:48 am

Hello. Just wondering if the animals in this grainy pic could be wild hunting dogs? That would be so cool!!

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Re: could this be wild hunting dogs?

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:57 am

Oops Melph, did not come out.

If its the same as the highlight that you posted on the Satara cam, then it looks like a family group of Hyena. I notice that the time of this posting is way different to the time of the highlight, so maybe I am looking at the wrong picture.
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Re: could this be wild hunting dogs?

Unread postby droopy » Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:53 am

Hi Melph68, welcome to the forum. I think they are indeed wild dog if you look at the white spots. I also know that there is a group of wild dogs that has been seen on several occasions in the Orpen area. Great spotting :clap:
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Re: could this be wild hunting dogs?

Unread postby melph68 » Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:37 am

Hi there. Sorry Meandering Mouse. It took me a few attempts to upload the picture correctly....

And thanks for the wild dog verification Droopy :)

I am actually home sick from work today, which is why I have been able to watch the cams nearly all night (we're about 8 hours ahead here in Oz, so it's now 2.30pm in the afternoon).

Here is another really cool pic. Could it be a lion?
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Thanks again.

PS: I think I'm in the wrong forum? I wanted to go to the Animal ID one...
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Re: could this be wild hunting dogs?

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:39 am

Yes, I have just seen the photo and indeed they are Wilddogs :D

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

Stunning sighting. 8)
I wonder if this is a first.
What a night you have had.

The second actually looks like a Leopard to me.
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Re: could this be wild hunting dogs?

Unread postby Lionspoon » Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:05 am

Melph68, welcome to the forum and to the webcams! :D Highly addictive, but great fun! 8)

Thanks for capturing these great shots! I'd go with wild dogs in the first one, the legs seems thinner than those of a hyena. Leopard on the second one me thinks too.

You can find both your pics posted on the Orpen Cam Highlights thread

And I also put them in the Orpen Cam 05/08/2009 thread. However, this link will only work until tomorrow. Afterwards you'll find the pics in here.
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Re: could this be wild hunting dogs?

Unread postby Herman » Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:17 am

I don't visit the cams too often , so MODS or regular cam watchers - could this be a first or have seen wild dogs on cam before ??

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Re: could this be wild hunting dogs?

Unread postby melph68 » Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:46 am

Thanks everyone for the warm welcome.

Yes, Lionspoon - it's official. I'm addicted to the cams. I read some wonderful books on Africa a little while ago, then I found these cams and now I can't stop watching! I started off just wanting to sight the "big 5" and then I would quit, but now I want to see everything!

I am so thrilled to have seen wild dogs and a leopard in one night - from the other side of the world. That is so cool 8)
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Re: could this be wild hunting dogs?

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:55 pm

Melph

This will be a record hard to beat....................

in one night

Wilddogs
Leopard
Family of Hyena adults and pups caught on Satara cam and posted in hightlights.

I do not think anyone has ever, ever had that kind of start :big_eyes:
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Re: could this be wild hunting dogs?

Unread postby iNkwazi » Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:20 pm

Barnsie wrote::big_eyes: Awesome! The Wild dogs have a den site in Ngala a private game reserve neighboring Orpen camp. So keep your eyes peeled for more sightings!


Check the Orpen cam sightings for 9 Aug - I think they are back!!!!

So exciting! :imsmilin:

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Re: could this be wild hunting dogs?

Unread postby MATTHYS » Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:30 pm

Jane wrote:
Barnsie wrote::big_eyes: Awesome! The Wild dogs have a den site in Ngala a private game reserve neighboring Orpen camp. So keep your eyes peeled for more sightings!


Check the Orpen cam sightings for 9 Aug - I think they are back!!!!

So exciting! :imsmilin:

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Re: could this be wild hunting dogs?

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:27 am

Melph, you've done it again :big_eyes: Honey Badger at Satara.... and what a stunning view. 8) If this is not enough to get you addicted, nothing will. I wonder if you have any idea how rare some of these sightings are.... well until you poped in, that is :wink:
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Re: could this be wild hunting dogs?

Unread postby melph68 » Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:54 am

Hi MM,

yes, I nearly knocked my computer off the table in my excitement and haste to copy the HB image before it disappeared in the next frame :D

I am absolutely "stoked" as we Aussies say, to have made the sightings I have. :D :D

Alas, I will be fit to return to work tomorrow so my cam watching time will be greatly reduced. :( It's been the best fun I've ever had stuck at home sick in bed!

Until next time, happy sightings to you all, melph
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Re: could this be wild hunting dogs?

Unread postby Herman » Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:49 am

Exciting to see the honey badger !! I wonder if it could be the same one that roams the camp at night ? Image
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Re: could this be wild hunting dogs?

Unread postby Malealea » Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:13 pm

That makes me think, because I have seen Wild Dogs on the first of September round about 15.00! could it be the samew pack?



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