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Northern Kruger sightings in October 2005

Unread postby Jose » Sun Oct 02, 2005 11:30 am

Message from DB: They arrived safely at Punda Gate or in her own words "Paradise!!"

I'm NOT jealous!! :lol:
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Unread postby Loams » Sun Oct 02, 2005 4:04 pm

Update:

"Set up camp, 37 Degrees in the shade. 2 Bateleur, Kudu, Nyala, Impies. Monkeys and baboon at bird hide water hole. Camp quiet and peaceful"

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Unread postby Jaco V » Mon Oct 03, 2005 5:30 pm

Update from DB:

Had the best time with Frank at Pafuri this morning so can add some birds to my list! He told me he had to give YRs special treatment. Only bad bit - our house has had two breakins today :(


Good to hear Frank makes an effort for YRs, sad about DBs house.....
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Unread postby Jaco V » Mon Oct 03, 2005 6:53 pm

Got this from DB:
Our staff had small glass pane replaced and organized a security guard for rest of time. Will face it when we get back. Have a good evening. Really special here :)


Hope they get it out off their minds and enjoy the rest off their visit.
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Unread postby Jakkalsbessie » Tue Oct 04, 2005 8:44 am

Report just in from DB:

With Frank's great help i added 20 new birds to my list yesterday at Pafuri Picnic site. (it is a very new list)
Tell Oom (WTM) to relax not yet a NT or a CGF :wink:
Frank proudly wore his forum binocs with YR and read up in his new book.

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Unread postby Loams » Tue Oct 04, 2005 8:51 am

Report in from Dinky:

"Ellie decided to havea 2am bath 5 meters from fence which we are butted up against. and boy did he was thoroughly, even behind his ears. He then had a midnight feast here and then decided to have a swim splashing loudly about. When the splashes hit our tent I encouraged my SO to evacuate with me as Punda is not exactly surrounded by an Armstrong fence and waited for Ellie to move off in the bird hide watching the stars and enjoying the many night sounds. We are too to walk the flycatcher trail."
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Unread postby Jaco V » Tue Oct 04, 2005 3:42 pm

Just in

DB wrote:Just driven Mahonie Loop. Saw lots of buff, a giraffe, nyala, impies, no CGF! Extremely hot here now. 38 degrees in shade. Punda's resident monkeys are very very naughty and to big for their boots!


And I am :mrgreen:, naughty monkeys, heat and all..... :evil:
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Unread postby DuQues » Tue Oct 04, 2005 3:44 pm

Still want to see a pic of monkeys wearing boots....
Can anyone ask DB to make a pic of that?
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Unread postby Jaco V » Tue Oct 04, 2005 4:30 pm

@DQ:

DB wrote: Tell DQ any pics of these monkeys will be of stunned monkeys with stars floating about their heads! They have caused havoc around our camp today.


Sounds like the monkeys have burgled their camp :shock:
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Unread postby Jaco V » Tue Oct 04, 2005 4:44 pm

DB says she'll sigh in later and tell us about it. Apparently the monkeys got into their rusks, etc.
They have also developed a love for anti-moz candles. Can just imagine that monkey's expresion taking a bite out of that candle :lol::lol: ROFL
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Unread postby bert » Tue Oct 04, 2005 5:19 pm

Jacov wrote:DB says she'll sigh in later and tell us about it. Apparently the monkeys got into their rusks, etc.
They have also developed a love for anti-moz candles. Can just imagine that monkey's expresion taking a bite out of that candle :lol::lol: ROFL


Monkeys marching up and down the fence, with boots and a moz candle for cigars. They must be stoned out of their eyeballs :shock:

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Tue Oct 04, 2005 6:25 pm

Hi from Punda fence as the sun sinks on a really hot day. Our stay here has been wonderful and thanks to all who posted sightings for me. Thanks for all the sympathy after the break ins and a 3rd attempt even at our home. After that and the monkey's constant attempts to steal everything from us in camp today, one would swear we were hiding the Kruger millions!

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Tue Oct 04, 2005 6:49 pm

What cheeky and big stuff monkeys live here. They stop at nothing to interfer with ones food etc. One was even lounging on another camper's chair like a little king. Tip- if you going to camp here - put everything in a very well sealed container.

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Tue Oct 04, 2005 6:51 pm

We also managed to flatten our car battery running our cooler off it all day. A kind fellow camper helped start it and it was while out driving to charge it and within a kilo from camp that we had our 2nd ever wilddog sighting. Exciting stuff!

What an asset Frank is to SANParks. More about him when I get home.

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Tue Oct 04, 2005 6:54 pm

Freda was right - only about 6 campsites are occupied so the camp is really quiet. As Bert said - not much in the shop. We made use of the pool today to cool off. The water was refreshing. Camp is very dusty though especially if the wind blows.


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