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Road kills on the way to Twee Rivieren

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Road kills on the way to Twee Rivieren

Unread postby BROWN HYAENA » Sat Jun 06, 2015 8:59 pm

I recently went to the Kgalagadi for the first time and was disgusted by the amount of roadkills on the way to Twee Rivieren. It is such a sad loss of life for the many bat eared foxes and owls and is a disturbing sight, So please advise friends and family who travel on that road to be considerate towards these animals, it is there home anyway.

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Re: Road kills on the way to Twee Rivieren

Unread postby anne-marie » Sat Jun 06, 2015 10:03 pm

You are so right Brown Hyena :(

people drive much too much fast... cars and trucks :evil:

did you enjoyed the Kgalagadi ?
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Re: Road kills on the way to Twee Rivieren

Unread postby George_Brits » Sun Jun 07, 2015 8:47 pm

Hi Brownhyena,

First of all, welcome to the SANParks forum!

I trust your stay here will be a most enjoyable one.

I have noticed also the amount of roadkill one sees on the way to the KTP, especially on the gravel road from VanZyls Rus to Askham, well the carcasses are everywhere.

On the outer fringes of our parks, much but not all of this carnage happens at night – which is exactly why you’re not allowed to drive inside the parks after sunset.

Bat-eared foxes do most of their foraging for termites, insects and rodents at night in summer, spotted eagle owls and hares are also nocturnal animals.

If you’re driving too fast, you’re not going to be able to miss an animal that dashes into the road in your path.

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