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Re: New (Forum) Big Five

Unread postby yoda » Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:59 pm

cptphotographer wrote:Bushpig - never seen! :(

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

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Re: New (Forum) Big Five

Unread postby Viewfinder » Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:25 pm

Interesting topic guys, thanks!

All these in daylight preferably :pray:

Wild Dog
Black Rhino

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

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Re: New (Forum) Big Five

Unread postby cptphotographer » Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:42 am

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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Re: New (Forum) Big Five

Unread postby Heksie » Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:03 am

Ok for me the five I want to see so badly...

Caracal (seen 3 times)
Cape clawless otter (seen once)

At least I've seen two on my list but wouldn't mind seeing them again with better kiekies :w:
9-20 Dec Satara
14 Dec Sable Hide
21-27 Dec Lower Sabie
28 Dec-4 Jan Satara
5-8 Jan Lower Sabie
9 Jan Croc Bridge

2-6 March Skukuza

29-31 March Lower Sabie

8 -11 July Tsendze
12-15 July Satara

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Re: New (Forum) Big Five

Unread postby Viewfinder » Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:31 am

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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Re: New (Forum) Big Five

Unread postby bondm » Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:57 pm

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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