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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Cat
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:41 pm 
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Great images

Never spotted one in Kruger but last year we were lucky to find one in the road near Mata Mata

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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Cat
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Great sighting adw :mrgreen: :clap: :clap:

Haven't seen one in Kruger yet

@ JvW - Hope we get to see one like this in KTP in 11 days time :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Cat
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What a cutie, Jan :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Once again you took gorgeous pictures :big_eyes:


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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Cat
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Great pics of cats :thumbs_up:

:) They look so tame and not wild :sup:

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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Cat
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Great shots Jan. :clap: :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Cat
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:07 am 
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This is the local Satara AWC, we saw it twice in the camp grounds. The first time (having never seen a AWC before i was convinced it was someones pet especially since it seemed almost tame.) My hubby took these pics and my kids got within a meter of it before it walked back into the bush? I had to go back to camp and google. AWC to be sure it was not a pet.

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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Cat
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Hi Trentonskeeper,

For some reason your photos do not show...........very nice sighting!!!

I uploaded them on my photobucket account so all can enjoy.

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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Cat
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Great sightings

It seems that Nossob camp also have his local cat.
Took this image in the camp in front of the Guess house in the middle of the day

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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Cat
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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Cat
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My African Wildcat sighting on a night drive at Letaba.
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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Cat
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Yes AWC are very intrsting cats. Nice Pictures that you uploaded, but there is one big Problem. Esspecially in Kruger, there runnig Hybrids around. Housecats and AWC can produce Off-spring. One of my Cats was a Hybrid, when I lived in Lesotho, trust me they might be tame, but the Wild Power is never to be unestimated. I saw quite a lot of times there hunting success, especially birds. which is very unusuall, all the Book I read there was statted, that House Cats do eat birds, but to get them is difficult. Even from the bevahivior they were always wilder then the rest of my cats (I had 4), which were normal House cats. anyway this Hybrid produced Offspring, and those Kittens were even wilder then the mother. Intrestingly they develop themselfes as Snake killers. Even poisness one got killed.

Anyway that is a big Problem with the Hybrids. I read an Artical which are statted that pure AWC are very seldom, most of them are Hybrids. well if correckt or not, I can´t verify it. But well I can imagine it.

(If this is Off-Topic I will apologize in advance :hmz: )

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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Cat
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AWC near Mata Mata

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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Cat
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This one was seen in Satara camp in Feb this year.

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and she also brought her kitten along but it was oh so skittish and we didn't really get a good pic.

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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Cat
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:mrgreen: Thank you all for these stunning African Wild Cat pics. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Cat
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We saw one leisurely trotting on the tar road between Pretoriuskop and Skukuza on 19 Feb 2013 at about 09h00 It unfortunately disappeared very quickly into the long grass on the side of the road when it became aware of us and before I could take a photograph. Made our day and visit though Greetings to all of you. :D


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