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 Post subject: Sightings with a story
Unread postPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:50 pm 
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Or a possible story, whatever. I take pictures of this and that animal and so some are nice pictures and some not so grand but anyway, the kind of pictures that I look at over and over again are those that make me wonder what was going on and what had happened and what was about to happen.

So last week we were driving east along the S100 and looking for the animals that I've heard people say are so plentiful there. And we saw this and that and it wasnt too bad. But we hadnt seen any lions. Not too serious, that's not all the thing is about hey. And then I took one of these little loop-off turns and di the circle and as I came back up to the road:

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All alone and just standing there. And she looked back toward the north veld. And other side of the road was water. So we stopped and looked at her.

So it looked to me like this was a mother. And I started reckoning what the story was because she kept looking toward the water and then back over her shoulder at the veld on the north of the road. Image
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And she was padding around pretty much in the same spot looking back and forth and at us and a bit unsure, as was I. And then she headed toward the water side of the road.

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And it seems that maybe I disturbed something there. I was wondering if she was leading her cubs to water and did they follow shortly after? I dont know because as soon as she crossed I decided to get out of there so that things could maar carry on.


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 Post subject: Re: Sightings with a story
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Moo box,what an interesting topic.
Everyone who has been to Africa a few times will have plenty of photos,but as you say,it is the photos that tell a story that are best.
My suggestion is that she is heading to her den/cubs and that she is checking that she hasn't been followed or watched.
I have seen lions do this before.(and other animals)


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 Post subject: Re: Sightings with a story
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Very interesting. :hmz: She certainly does seem to be seeing if she can get the ''all clear''.

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Great topic Moobox! More please! :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Sightings with a story
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The story here is this very young bull with an attitude!

He was standing alone on the fringe of the road which seemed strange for such a young Elle, so we stopped to watch him. He immediately eye balled us and charged....mock of course to less than ten feet away. We laughed at his bravery as he left and he immediately turned around and mock charged again and then repeated it a third time. All the while his mother, well back in the bush, continued quietly feeding. One of our most enjoyable sightings.
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 Post subject: Re: Sightings with a story
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Hi you guys...WOW, just brilliant :thanx:

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 Post subject: Re: Sightings with a story
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So the little guy decides to take some responsibility and you laugh at him. How do you think that made him feel?

He even had the ears fanned out and all.


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 Post subject: Re: Sightings with a story
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:lol: .... He already knows how to do it ekoppen! :clap: :clap:

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