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 Post subject: Re: New (Forum) Big Five
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:59 pm 
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cptphotographer wrote:
Bushpig - never seen! :(


Bushpig....I would like to add that to my list also....


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 Post subject: Re: New (Forum) Big Five
Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:25 pm 
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Interesting topic guys, thanks!

All these in daylight preferably :pray:

Wild Dog
Black Rhino
Sable
Serval
Caracal

Hoping that my November trip will yield at least one (all will also be OK! :lol: )


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 Post subject: Re: New (Forum) Big Five
Unread postPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:42 am 
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Hi Viewfinder,

Which camps are you planning to stay at?

I have spotted all of the animals on your wishlist as below, doubt it would be of much use, just nice to know that they are definitely around the mentioned areas and are/have been spotted fairly recently.
Wild Dog - on several occassions, mostly on the following: close to Skukuza, on Phabeni Road, on Orpen Road, close to Afsaal, close to Nkhulu, close to Lower Sabie
Black Rhino - due to the sensitivity, please PM me
Sable - Jones' Dam on S36, Pretoriuskop
Serval - close to Skukuza, close to Leeupan, close to Satara x 2
Caracal - close to Satara, close to Berg en Dal

Anybody any tips of where I could spot any of those on my wishlist???

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 Post subject: Re: New (Forum) Big Five
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Ok for me the five I want to see so badly...

Caracal (seen 3 times)
Serval
Pangolin
Cape clawless otter (seen once)
Sable

At least I've seen two on my list but wouldn't mind seeing them again with better kiekies :w:

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 Post subject: Re: New (Forum) Big Five
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Thanx for sharing cptphotographer! I will be in around those areas you mentioned specifically since I will be looking for wild dogs and sable, have never seen them in Kruger but would love to! I will be staying at Berg en Dal, Pretoriuskop, Lower Sabie and Tamboti. So will just have to keep my eyes peeled :D

On your list I have only seen serval (in the dark of course 8) ) near Tamboti (H7) and near Satara (H1-4).


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 Post subject: Re: New (Forum) Big Five
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:57 pm 
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We can all dream of seeing rare animals - nobody mentioned Side-striped jackal. I saw one a couple of years ago but thought it was a large dog that had got into the park until I spoke to some other visitors.

The Forum Five is a brilliant idea - why not take it a step further and make it the best five sightings of any one trip. It could even be backed up with photos.

As for my yearned for siting - lions in a tree. When I stayed at orpen last November my neighbour showed me a photograph he had taken a few days earlier of 10 lions in a single tree. Now that would be a siting of a lifetime.


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