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 Post subject: Hyena's of the Kgalagadi
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:03 pm 
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Hyena's have a bad reputation, specially the Spotted Hyena's but after reading Gus Mills book( twice already)"Hyena nights", I think it is time to open a thread where everybody can upload images and tell some stories and where they spotted them.

I have never seen a Brown one in KTP and hope that during our December 2012 trip my luck will change :think:

Please share all your sightings and images :D

This one was walking back from a kill near the first dune road.

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 Post subject: Re: Hyena's of the Kgalagadi
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Wonderful idea Jan!!! :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

Wow that belly is FULL!!!! :big_eyes:

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 Post subject: Re: Hyena's of the Kgalagadi
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Hi Jan,
Thx for starting this topic!

Hyeanas are a special specie! And I love them!

Also all the research that was done on them in KTP!

My two brownies I saw near Kwang and Rooikop.

I am in KTP in December as well, maybe we will meet!

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 Post subject: Re: Hyena's of the Kgalagadi
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:) Hi Jan :wink: Nice idea :thumbs_up:

I like the "red" collars on the Hyeanas :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: Hyena's of the Kgalagadi
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Glad you like the idea....now it is time to post that sightings....

We were one of the first cars at Mata Mata gate and was rewarded with Hyenas returning from the night and stop for a pose

The sun was just rising over the dunes and painted the Hyena in red.(This is one of my best images of the Spotted Hyena)

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Lovely paint job the sun did!!!

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:D Nice pics Jan. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Hyena's of the Kgalagadi
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Hi Jan, Great idea for a thread :D

My SO and I are especially fond of (Crocuta crocutas)

Our last trip to the KTP delivered this sighting at Urikaruus!

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Amongst others :P

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 Post subject: Re: Hyena's of the Kgalagadi
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Wow Gavin, stunning sighting and images with a kill :clap: :clap: :clap:

Thanks for posting :D


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 Post subject: Re: Hyena's of the Kgalagadi
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A clan of 5 hyeanas took down a gemsbok during the night just next to our cabin at Urikaruus, and that is what we saw the next morning :dance: :dance:

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Great sighting Gavin!!!

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Wonderful thread :D

thank you for all the marvelous pictures :thumbs_up:

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:clap: :clap: :clap: Great pics you all. :thumbs_up:


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