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Most Unusual & Interesting Animal Sightings in Kruger

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Re: Interesting sightings in the Kruger Park

Unread postby jb72 » Fri May 14, 2010 11:33 am

I'm not sure if this counts, or even if you can see "it" clearly, cause the weather was just terrible, but we saw this near Duke waterhole a couple of weeks ago.

You can see what he had on his mind.... :D

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She did not like an audience though, and kept on walking away, but eventually he could not help himself. :twisted:

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Re: Interesting sightings in the Kruger Park

Unread postby Bushbaby30 » Fri May 14, 2010 7:45 pm

Through the years we've had alot of interesting sightings of which a few involved baboons. One was a mommy baboon carrying her dead baby and a week later when we came across the troop again she still had it...

The other was on the way to Skukuza just after the Sabie low level bridge a baboon eating a baby duiker (and also had a feast on the brains... YUCK!) I was lucky enough to get some photo's.
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Re: Interesting sightings in the Kruger Park

Unread postby BushFairy » Sat May 15, 2010 7:20 pm

Thanks Bushbaby30, I hope I have done this right!

Here it is, enjoy:
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Unread postby ecojunkie » Mon May 17, 2010 2:42 pm

Here they are
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Re: Interesting sightings in the Kruger Park

Unread postby Donny » Tue May 18, 2010 11:26 am

Some really great & interesting sightings and experiences !!

My most unusual sighting has to be the sighting of a cheetah that was killed and slung into a fever tree on the S28 last August. Doubt i'll ever see something like that again.
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strange and wonderful oddball sightings

Unread postby barcelona » Mon May 31, 2010 8:05 pm

I know there was a topic like this last year, but I would love to open it up again. Would anyone like to post their sightings of animals that have "dared to be different" (ie, mother nature has made them a little different from the rest of their species?).

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Re: strange and wonderful oddball sightings

Unread postby DinkyBird » Mon May 31, 2010 8:40 pm

:clap: Wonderful topic!

Please all add to this with as much info as you can, and I will forward the posts to Vanessa Strydom at Kruger National Park. Vanessa will be really interested to read these posts and will forward them to the folk in conservation there who will also find them of interest.
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Unread postby JenB » Mon Jun 14, 2010 4:09 am

Seen close to the Phabeni gate.
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It seemed to have no trouble eating. :hmz:
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Unread postby Jungle Junkie » Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:46 am

Oh wow - Poor Giraffe, wonder how/why the jaw/mouth grew like that? :hmz:

This Elephant cow was on Orpen cam last night...

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Re: strange and wonderful oddball sightings

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:02 am

I have posted this picture in my trip report, but it really startled me. It is of the Warthog tucking into a Impie carcas, eating along side a Jackal.

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Re: Most Unusual Animal Sightings in Kruger

Unread postby naomi » Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:47 am

Saw an otter recently on road between Lower Sabi and Skukuza in river (exact place was that big bridge). Sorry forgot the name of the bridge. The date was September 2010. Saw a brown hyaena once about 35 kg from Croc Bridge. It was lying under the thick bush on side of road. This was years ago though, in 1995.

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Re: Most Unusual Animal Sightings in Kruger

Unread postby G@mespotter » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:22 pm

leelee wrote:A few for me:

Nr 1 - Aardvark on Nyala-trail
Nr 2 - HUGE MASSIVE AMAZING SIZE python on Metsi-trail (Jungel Book stuff)
Nr 3 - Caracal on Rabelais road
Nr 4 - Sable / Eland / Tsessebe / Roan at Rooiboschranddam


:big_eyes: NO WAY! Must be my dream list right there :pray: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

My own list:

1. Clear 20 sec sighting of leopard on foot - Olifants Backpack Trail
2. Surprised by 4/5 running lions on foot - Olifants Backpack Trail
3. Lichtenstein hartebees - close to Mopanie
4. Serval kitten - close to Mopanie
5. A pair of Mountain reedbuck - Marakele
6. Aardvark - my book lying next to my bed :slap:

The rest: to many to name :lol:
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Re: Most Unusual Animal Sightings in Kruger

Unread postby DRIESV » Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:56 am

Dec 2009. Massive python just outside Satara which swallowed an Impala!!

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Re: Most Unusual Animal Sightings in Kruger

Unread postby Mfezi » Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:56 pm

Leopard cubs - eyes barely open during a morning walk from Croc Bridge. Mom was nowhere to be seen...
Pangolin on my very first morning walk ever, from Pretoriuskop.

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Re: Most Unusual Animal Sightings in Kruger

Unread postby big5spotter » Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:49 am

We always talk about our sightings,How about some pics to prove our sightings? I will start.

3Male lions hunting buffalo
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Serval all to myself
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