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 Post subject: Re: Mother instinct or blood thirsty.........
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WOW - I'm both :big_eyes: :big_eyes: and in AWE too. Sometimes Nature seems so cruel in her clinical execution (literally sometimes) of events; other times, the tears never cease to flow as we empathise with human characteristics displayed in animals. Or maybe we are all connected at some esoteric level? Whatever, to see what you both saw is mega special; and one I'm certain you will never forget down to the minutest detail. I have yet to see a kill while it's happening.

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 Post subject: Re: Mother instinct or blood thirsty.........
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It was an amazing sighting, must have been about 4 years ago.

This was the first mother that was killed when she came back...
(I had to play with photoshop to get you to see the pic better, so sorry about the quality! Great digitals were not yet a thing... )
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This is the female buffalo where they dragged the baby from her, taken with an old camera who still used films, hence the bad quality.
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U can see her pulling the stomach still....

This was where the two baby's lay, the lions where feeding. The bad light made most of the pics hard to make out what was going on...
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Count the little feet...

I should have more somewhere, but with the move to australia I can't seem to find them. Will post them as soon as I find them...

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 Post subject: Re: Mother instinct or blood thirsty.........
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Thanks Maddie :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
What a sight :|

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 Post subject: Re: Mother instinct or blood thirsty.........
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Thnaks maddie, what an experience :shock: :shock: :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Mother instinct or blood thirsty.........
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Two strange things happened that day....

1st - There were NO cars! The whole day we sat there, there was nobody. We were on the S140 just outside Orpen camp, about 3km onto the road. It was very strange...

2nd - No hyena's, no cubs, no vultures! :big_eyes:

We were staying in Satara at the the time, so raced back leaving just enough time to make the gate, when we found a massive traffic jam, a Leopard, lying in the middle of the road, nobody was going to spoil it and pass....

Anyway, thanx for the comments guys! It was an eye opening experience to see that they actually hunt! heheheh :tongue:

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 Post subject: Lion
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 Post subject: Re: Help to insert pics
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 Post subject: Blind (blue) eyed Lions
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Can anyone shed some light on the situation?
During my last 2 visits to Kruger I saw lions that have a BLUE eye.On both occations it was near Lower Sabie.
The male was on the S28
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The female was on the H4-1
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Can anyone tell me what happened?My only guess is a Mozambique spitting cobra.
If you have seen a similar lion let me know where it was and if you have any pic's that would be awsome.

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 Post subject: Re: Blind (blue) eyed Lions
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The female is a known one I think. Have a look through the lionstopic, you'll see more photos of her.

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 Post subject: Re: Lion
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Here is a pic Richprins asked me to post here :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Blind (blue) eyed Lions
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An eye that is dammaged (no matter what the dammage) usually responds in the same way: Inflamation and healing with the laying down of scar tissue which looks blue . These look like the cornea is blue, so one cannot see inside the eye itself to see if there is something in there. Generaly if eyes "go blue" due to a systemic disease, then both would be affected. This indicates that these lions have had trauma of sorts to the affected eye. Not sure if a cobra spit would affect the eye that much! These eyes have been affected for a long time , as there is no active inflamation visible.

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 Post subject: Re: Lion
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NICE!!!
Could we know where this one was taken?

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 Post subject: Re: Blind (blue) eyed Lions
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So would you say they might have been in a fight and got a claw in the eye or a thorn might have got in their eyes because both was close to lower sabie where there are allot of thorny bush?
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Not sure about the thorns, more likely fighting. Although I have seen a horse with a piece of twig in it's eye from running into a tree. Investigation of the camp it was in revealed several well grazed dagga (Marijuana) bushes! Seen any of those around LS? :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Lion
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Hi bornfree it was on the H7 but go and read the topic ' Male lions hunting buffalo ' there is more info on it!

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 Post subject: Re: Lion
Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:32 pm 
Thank you, Mike!

The reason I am curious is the presence of a single adult female amongst a group of males!

One cannot assume she was being mated by one of them, as the "pair" generally do not hunt during the days-long mating process... :?

The males killed a bufalo nearby, by the way.

If these are pride males rather than nomads, where was the rest of the pride?

Maybe they pitched up at night?

Anyone else see this, or have any ideas? :hmz:


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