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They are stunning little critters. That is why I am with WTM on this one, I do not like cats. When my brother was a ranger they were issued with daisy BB handguns and used to walk through the camp (not kruger) at night and any feral cats that were seen were shot. I know it sound cruel but the consequence of leaving them and risking interbreeding is a vrey big problem.


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 Post subject: Re: Tamboti Wild Cat
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:?: Has anyone noticed the resident African Wild Cat in Tamboti Tented Camp? I saw the cat on two occasions (December 2004 and April 2005). Was wondering if the cat is still there. :?:


EttieneM where exactly did u c it?


Some of my party saw it at the end of a night drive in July 2005 just inside the gate at Tamboti on the left hand side. I wonder how it co-exists with the honey badger.

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As I usually visit in summer and am on the road by 04:30, I see one on about every 2 week visit. Would not call them scarce, but they are difficult to spot.

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Hi Jannie,

In December 2003 I joined Marna on a 4 hour, and an all night observation, of a couple of her study subjects. Here's a picture I took of one of the cats (Juliet) during the all-night observation:

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Do you know her research is going? As far as I can remember she was going to do a three year study so I guess she'll be presenting the results soon?


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Wow, those were interesting pics Jannie, thanks for posting them. :)

While I always feel sorry for animals that are darted/tranquilised (terminology for this case?), I understand the need for it. It's very evident from your pics that the people involved take great care in not causing the Cat any additional and unnecessary discomfort. They seem to be working very gently with it. Great comfort to me personally. :D

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:lol: Perhaps a distant Kgalagadi relative?

I have only seen one Wildcat ever near Pretoriuskop and these pics just made me realise how similar-looking they are to house cats. Just bigger, otherwise exactly the same!

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Had two seperate sightings of them on the nightdrive at Satara .. both were next to the road ... we watched one of them as he was busy hunting .. fascinating how close their behaviour is to a house cat .. or is that vice versa?? :?

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Thanks for the pics Jannie - always great to put a face to a name.

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Fantastic pictures! Thanks for posting, Jannie.

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It would seem that she does not need a lot of sleep! :shock:

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.. and where does that leave our little cam cat?
Lovely images, it just brings the AWC into our homes.
I still think our cam cat is pretty, pretty wild.

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:cry: :cry:
I think I am going to miss the little guy.
:evil: No wonder cats have trust issues.

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I saw one of these inside of Skukuza last year October. I was shocked at first because I tought it was a normal house cat, and then asked around. It was the first time in my life seeing a wild cat.

I later learned that it is not a house cat but an african wild cat, it was inside of the camp close to the fence where you normally spot the hyeana's at the safari tents opposite the amblution blocks. It was walking away slowly from us, not running or anything, the behavior were pretty much house cat, but it did not come towards us at all.

I was angry for a moment, for someone to bring there house cat to the park : )


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 Post subject: What is this? - AWC
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Who is this?

Seen 2002 in KTP on a sunset drive.

For me it´s to thin for a AWC and it was to small for cheetah or leopard. Sorry these are the only pics. It was far away, as you see not much light and taken with IIRC 300mm or 6oomm without a tripod :-(

Some ideas? Thanks!

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