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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Cat
Unread postPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:26 pm 
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Wow p@m,

what a lovely sighting :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Will we be spoilt also with a trip report???


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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Cat
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what a special sighting p@m, and great pics! :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Cat
Unread postPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:44 am 
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is it legal to :sniper: the AWC. :hmz:
because im great with a spotlight


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Why do you want to :sniper: them? :?


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i dont want to shoot them :?
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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Cat
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AR, there is a big difference between the AWC and the WC's we have here! :big_eyes:

If you, as an Aussie, want to shoot WC's then there should be plenty in your area :wink: - and save some of the native fauna from their depredations :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Cat
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Nope AR, it is a distinct breed, one of the recognised "small cats" and are definitely NOT feral. They are a specific part of the ecology of Africa but would not be recognised specifically as an apex hunter.

The ferals in Oz are from domestic cats that have gone wild - hence the feral appendage. The problem with the ferals as they are very much an apex hunter in the Australian bush, along with foxes. The only enemy they have apart from man is from raptors. they therefore decimate the local fauna, especially the smaller animals, which have no defence against them. :evil:

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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Cat
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Removed the non AWC issues and hunting discussion

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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Cat
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Hi there

We have been very lucky to see African Wild Cats on a few occasion in Kruger, especially around Satara - but my most memorable was on our way back to our camp site one evening. We were so fortunate to come across a Beaut walking along the dirt road - towards Bangu Dam.

We were the only car on the road and were thrilled to sit and watch her for over an hour playing in the grass along side the car, calling out for either her kittens or family??????, chase and mock hunt a large cricket etc

it was fabulous :lol:

got a few pics but even better video footage :cam:
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cant wait to be back in the park in September.

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That is stunning Muhammed, we stayed at the guest house in march but werent as lucky as you to see such a sighting

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Aat, another great rare sighting to complement your Side Striped Jackal and Lichtensteins Hartebeest. :clap: :clap: :clap: Were all these sightings in one trip?

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hi adw,
Yes, all these sightings were in one trip and even better...all within the 5 days we spent in Mopani. :) :) We love Mopani and Mopani loves us ....allthough ...it looks like :)

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Aat, another great rare sighting to complement your Side Striped Jackal and Lichtensteins Hartebeest. :clap: :clap: :clap: Were all these sightings in one trip?


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What a great sighting Aat :dance: :thumbs_up: I saw all my 3 AWC's during sunset or night drives :)

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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Cat
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Flying cheetah, was really happy with this one in kruger... I have had same experience like you with night drives ... seeing and photographing one are two different things.. not easy. Maybe more luck next time :) :)

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What a great sighting Aat :dance: :thumbs_up: I saw all my 3 AWC's during sunset or night drives :)


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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Cat
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Saw AWC on the S28. Close to the H4-2 junction.

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