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 Post subject: Re: Owls - advice needed
Unread postPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 8:42 pm 
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We had a Pearl Spotted Owlet come visit us in the tree by our unit (13) in Twee Rivieren Camp!! :thumbs_up:

It's the only owl we've ever seen in either KTP or Kruger, so we were thrilled. :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Owls - advice needed
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Gandalf wrote:
I think that I must be the only bird watching Forumite to have to confess that I have been privileged to have seen the elusive Pels but not the barn owl :D
You are never alone on this forum. I also saw a P.. but never a Barn Owl :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Owls - advice needed
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flying cheetah wrote:
I also saw a P.. but never a Barn Owl :wink:


You learn quickly fc :thumbs_up: :lol: :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Owls - advice needed
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Do you really have to brag.... Get back to the Kruger threads. :naughty: :tongue:

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 Post subject: Re: Owls - advice needed
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:lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Owls - advice needed
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Thanks everyone - I will keep me eyes peeled. I have never even seen a barn owl so any sightings will be hugely appreciated :)

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 Post subject: Re: Owls - advice needed
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Hi all,

Do you know if there is a map online anywhere that shows the numbered boreholes? I'd love to map out all these sightings before we go so we know where to look and when.

Thanks again for all your help.


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 Post subject: Re: Owls - advice needed
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try here :wink: mariek
like you I would love to see a Barn Owl.... never saw in 5 years :shock:
next time :whistle:

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 Post subject: King cheetah in Kgalagadi?
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I wonder if the 'strain' of king cheetah is in Kgalagadi?

Anyone seen one there?

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 Post subject: Re: King cheetah in Kgalagadi?
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As far as I know, king cheetahs have only ever been recorded in south-east Botswana, southern Zimbabwe and the far north and north-east of SA - never in the Kalahari. But it can't be beyond the realm of possibility. I'd guess the open habitat would make it tough for such a visible animal to survive, though.


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 Post subject: Re: King cheetah in Kgalagadi?
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Wonder if Gus Mills would know?

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 Post subject: Re: King cheetah in Kgalagadi?
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Hi there Guys,

I will forward the question to Dr Mills (in the UK at the moment), as soon as I get a reply from him I will post it.

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 Post subject: Re: King cheetah in Kgalagadi?
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Morning.

Here is the answer from Dr gus Mills:

"As far as i know king cheetahs have never been observed in the Kalahari. In fact the genes seem to be confined to the Zimbabwean, South African and Eastern Botswana Lowveld region, although about 15 years ago a skin was recorded from Burkina Faso in North Africa! "

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 Post subject: Re: King cheetah in Kgalagadi?
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Thanks KG :thumbs_up: ...and GM.

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 Post subject: Striped Mice & Rabies?
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Probably a silly Question, but does anyone know if an otherwise healthy looking striped mouse can carry rabies?

I was bitten on my toe by a Striped mouse in Grootkolk - I guess it thought my toe was food! There were several around the tree of unit 3 and this bit me while I was sitting quietly still wathicng the waterhole. :roll:

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