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Orpen Cam Sightings recorded in May 2005

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Unread postby bert » Thu May 19, 2005 6:55 pm

Jose wrote:
bert wrote:Wont join the nightshift
Going to my fav bar (Not the same DQ visits :P )


You know that is a sure way to miss that cheetah who's just around the corner, don't you? But... if you insist. :lol:
Have fun and stay out of trouble.


Txs Jose
Still around to see the nice elliepics
If the cheetah/leopard comes before 20.00 hours he/she is mine :wink:

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Thu May 19, 2005 7:04 pm

Bert - a pub instead of the cam - how could you :twisted:
Where are you staying in Kruger?

I read that leopard don't need water....they get moisture from the blood of their pray :shock: I know we have seen a leopard at the wh.

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Unread postby bert » Thu May 19, 2005 7:11 pm

DinkyBird wrote:Bert - a pub instead of the cam - how could you :twisted:
Where are you staying in Kruger?

I read that leopard don't need water....they get moisture from the blood of their pray :shock: I know we have seen a leopard at the wh.


For eg 2 nights at Bateleur
Ill post a lenghty report before i depart with a tripplanning
I allready brooding over 2007. Might do Kalahari and Augrabies

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Unread postby Freda » Thu May 19, 2005 7:17 pm

The Leopard tolerates variable climatic conditions and occurs in a wide range of habitats. Found from coastal areas to elevations of 2000 m above sea level in forests, deserts, semi-deserts, bushveld, mountains, woodlands and rocky areas. They are not dependant on surface water.
I like this fact:-
They pluck fur off the carcass before starting to feed on the softer parts of the body.
And here is something for those non-believers:- :lol:
They are agile climbers and when there is competition from other predators the carcass will be cached out of reach in the fork of a large tree.

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Thu May 19, 2005 7:24 pm

Freda - I was surprised just how well they do climb and how comfortable they are in trees. They are also very strong are they not?

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Unread postby Freda » Thu May 19, 2005 7:42 pm

They are probably the most powerful of the predators from a power to weight ratio.
Amazing creatures.

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Unread postby gwendolen » Thu May 19, 2005 8:03 pm

Freda wrote:They are probably the most powerful of the predators from a power to weight ratio.
Amazing creatures.


Nah, ants are stronger.

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Unread postby Jose » Thu May 19, 2005 8:12 pm

gwendolen wrote:
Freda wrote:They are probably the most powerful of the predators from a power to weight ratio.
Amazing creatures.


Nah, ants are stronger.


I think Gwen may have a point there, Freda. :lol:

I see the rook has been replaced with the old familiar penguin?

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Unread postby Freda » Thu May 19, 2005 8:17 pm

I think she has :lol:
I've also seen ants climbing up trees.

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Unread postby gwendolen » Thu May 19, 2005 8:18 pm

Jose wrote:I see the rook has been replaced with the old familiar penguin?


Yes. The old familiar penguin threatend to wake me up every morning at 5 if I didn't put him back up.

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Thu May 19, 2005 8:26 pm

Freda wrote:I think she has :lol:
I've also seen ants climbing up trees.
Amazing creatures to watch - even climbing bathroom walls with prey many times their size!! My heart aches for them when they have put so much effort into moving a dead moth or such and then drop it when they are nearly there......

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Unread postby Guinea Pig » Thu May 19, 2005 8:29 pm

DinkyBird wrote:
Freda wrote:I think she has :lol:
I've also seen ants climbing up trees.
Amazing creatures to watch - even climbing bathroom walls with prey many times their size!! My heart aches for them when they have put so much effort into moving a dead moth or such and then drop it when they are nearly there......


That would be typical DinkyBird behaviour. :lol:
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Unread postby Jose » Thu May 19, 2005 8:29 pm

Freda wrote:I think she has :lol:
I've also seen ants climbing up trees.


:lol: :lol: Stashing their kill? Watch it... before we know we will have to put up with an AITS club as well. :roll:

[edit]or better make that the AINTS club, we can cover everything under it AIN'TSo[/edit]
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Thu May 19, 2005 8:38 pm

Guinea Pig wrote:
DinkyBird wrote:
Freda wrote:I think she has :lol:
I've also seen ants climbing up trees.
Amazing creatures to watch - even climbing bathroom walls with prey many times their size!! My heart aches for them when they have put so much effort into moving a dead moth or such and then drop it when they are nearly there......


That would be typical DinkyBird behaviour. :lol:
GP - I never got to see an antlion but I did see an ant being 'caught' as it crossed the 'den'. Made quite a noise and gave a good fight - that was what attracted my attention in the first place.

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Unread postby Jose » Thu May 19, 2005 11:34 pm

Shadow of ellie bum on left side couple of minutes ago and buffalo having a drink now. :D

Good night.


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