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 Post subject: Re: Best chance to see Honey badger
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Rubicon, last year August was a crazy Honey Badger period in the southern part of the Park. Most of the people I know saw a badger somewhere over that period. We had a super sighting of one fishing in a shallow pool next to the Transport dam over that period.

We came across a dead one which got hit by a car between Phalaborwa gate and Letaba in February this year. I was furious as very few people ever see these things and here some speeding idiot killed one. I was wondering what the car looked like though. :twisted: Probably got its radiator ripped out in the process! I hope!!

I've also had good luck with badgers near the lake Panic turnoff between Skukuza and Paul Kruger gate. The H6 east of Satara. The river road between Letaba and Olifants.

As others mentioned. Camps like Orpen and Tamboti at times have visiting badgers which are probably resident in the camps.

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 Post subject: Re: Best chance to see Honey badger
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During our last visit, beginning of march this year, we drove out of Skukuza-camp to Lower sabie and we took the first loop at the T-junction near the river to Lower Sabie. And all of a sudden 2 badgers walked towards us with a youngster!. Probably a young badger-family. The young-one was was already as brave as the adults!!.

amazing sighting!!

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 Post subject: Re: Best chance to see Honey badger
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I agree with the above posts - I have seen them raiding kitchens and dustbins during the night at Orpen, Tamboti and Satara camps. At Orpen Camp one cliimbed up onto the kitchen counter and tried to open the car fridge/freezer that was plugged into a socket there - luckily the lid was wedged under the kitchen cupboard, but the honey badger had still tried to pull it out but failed to open it (or knock it to the ground).

Once, fairly early in the morning, I saw 3 or 4 honey badgers trotting in single file across the veld next to the approach road to Mlondozi Dam - they were presumably returning home from their night-time activities.

Also had a very bried glimpse of one in KTP.

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 Post subject: Re: Best chance to see Honey badger
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Here is a few pics of my badger shots:

The Bume road badger taken April 2011 (the shy one):

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Kgalagadi badger near Houmoed July 2007 (the brave one):

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Etosha badger at Halali Camp June 2010 (the naughty one):

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 Post subject: Re: Honey Badger
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during my last travel to Kgalagadi, in March 2013
I had the immense joy to watch this little predator :dance: :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Honey Badger
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I say predator... because, this mammal is indeed without fear... even with a much bigger than him

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 Post subject: Re: Honey Badger
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Stunning anne-marie :clap:

"Look at my big teeth, so don't mess with me" I would guess the HB said. lol


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 Post subject: Re: Honey Badger
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Had my first ever sighting of this great little creatures this year. Elsa and I drove the H6 near Satara early one morning. Two HB were in the road but did not hang around for pictures. Then an hour later another two crossed the road, also not hanging around for pictures. Could not believe it has taken so long to find them, and then see four on the same day. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Honey Badger
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:clap: :clap: Don't be surprised Jock; that's how Kruger is. I once saw five seperate sightings (and different packs) of wild dogs in a week-long trip to Kruger, then had to wait twelve years to see them again. Amazing, but true.

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 Post subject: Re: Honey Badger
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:) Agreed OWN - that's exactly as it is.

Nice pics anne-marie :thumbs_up:

:mrgreen: Jock :wink:

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 Post subject: Badgers washing dishes late at night
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We stayed at Orpen about two weeks ago. 21:30 I heard the dishes clinking and clanking, and wondered why Darling is washing the dishes now? I stared out of the sliding door, only to find Missus (or Mister?) Badger in the basin cleaning out the dishes!
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 Post subject: Re: Badgers washing dishes late at night
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I hope he did a proper job and left the dishes sparkling :lol:

Amazing to get those pics :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Badgers washing dishes late at night
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great photo :lol: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Badgers washing dishes late at night
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Oh dear, Blydeboer.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

brilliant :thumbs_up:

Thanks for sharing.

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 Post subject: Re: Honey Badger
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Somebody told me that a badger sighting is worth 50 points! I posted a topic "Badgers washing dishes late at night". That was 13 June 2013. The next morning they were ransacking the camp further! Later, we drove towards the washed-away-bridge from Orpen, when we came across this busy badger, close to the washed-away-bridge! So we saw 3 badgers within the span of 2 hours!

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Badger on H-7 near washed-away-bridge by Blydeboer, on Flickr

Then, while back in Kruger this weekend, we saw a badger on the S86 (Nwawasitsotso loop) and one close to the high bridge over the Sabie river! But they displayed typical badger behavior, by running away when spotted!


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