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 Post subject: Re: Small cats
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gmlsmit what a pleasure!!
Looks like it had a lie down next to your car :tongue:

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 Post subject: Re: Caracal
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Has anyone seen any caracal lately?
Are they regularly seen in certain areas?
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 Post subject: Re: Caracal
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yes... in Kgalagadi :dance: ... with a Bat Eared Fox in the jaw... :(

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 Post subject: Re: Caracal
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On the way back from Postberg 2 weeks back, saw this guy during the late afternoon...no great pic but he was 1 of 2 on my way out. Saw another last weekend. My total Caracal sightings for West Coast National Park this year comes to 9 in sightings.
All in WCNP:

total for 2010: 15 caracals in 14 sightings
total for 2009: 19 caracals in 15 sighting

Some are same animals I am sure but many have been big distances apart and a couple of sightings have been females with babies and one or two sightings of just babies left temporarily unattended.


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If you want to see Caracals go to WCNP....theyre all over the place, you just got to spot them!! It becomes easy when you know what you are looking for.

@ Malalea Caracals may have nocturnal habits in some areas but dont quote what a book says as in the same way you find leopards during all hours of the day, so will you find caracals. They show preference to being active from 2 hours before sunset from my observations and even in KNP seen during daylight hours. Seen them active in the middle of the day near Windhoek too.

Augrabies Falls campsite had 2 that used to be mostly nocturnal and I remember they came right up to one.

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 Post subject: Re: Caracal
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Spotted recently in Bontebok NP.

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 Post subject: Re: Caracal
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Beautiful 8)

They really are so elusive. I have only seen once in Kruger and my hands were shaking so much I hardly got a picture.

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 Post subject: Re: Caracal
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Spotted yesterday on the S8 just outside of Pretoriuskop
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 Post subject: Re: Caracal
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 Post subject: Re: Caracal
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during my last travel, I had 2 Caracal's sightings :dance: :dance: :dance:

the first one for few minutes

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 Post subject: Re: Caracal
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the second... for several hours :dance: :dance: :dance:

what a chance, what a sighting and nearly alone, too much rain for other people :lol:

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Image what sharpened claws :shock:

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she has put down a Steenbok :clap: :clap: :clap: little cat
and thank you to stay with me, this day :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Caracal
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Wow anne-marie - what a stunning sighting :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Stunning :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Caracal
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Have only had a (10 second) glimpse of caracal once, so high on my wish list as well :pray:

Lucky you, anne-marie, to have such a stellar sighting all to yourself 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Caracal
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Wow anne-marie! That is one amazing sighting!!! :clap:

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Currently at the top of my wishlist for ANY park! Never seen one in the wild before... :pray:


Finally did get to see my caracal in Madikwe in March this year. We were on a drive with a 9-year old girl from the USA on her first ever trip to SA. During her time here - she saw almost all that one can wish to see, but she still wanted to see a cheetah. I was sitting and explaining to her that the bush always keeps a little something from you - as to lure you back to come and try and find it another time. I told her that even though I've been in the African bush many times I've never seen a Caracal - and I'll have to keep on coming back untill I find one!

It was dark on the sunset drive back to camp, and the guide went off-road to get closer to a brilliant sighting of two White-faced Scop's Owls (lifers for us), and as we approached - he saw movement deeper in the grass - we had to move close passed the owls who then flew away :| , but then we saw it - a Caracal! It was great! You should've seen the American girl's expression - "she just said it then we saw it!!!" After that she told me that I now don't need to come back anymore... I saw my caracal! :lol:

But I will be back... Still need to see one in KNP and KTP and Addo.... :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Caracal
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wow Anne-marie what a fantastic sighting where abouts did you see them ?

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 Post subject: Re: Caracal
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In Kgalagadi, near Houmoed, for the second :wink:

It was :dance: it was :dance: :dance: :dance:

and the first one, on the road to Mata Mata, maybe 5/10 km after Samevloeiing :dance:
here where everybody run (drive) much more than 50 km... thinking there is nothing :lol:

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