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 Post subject: Re: Interesting sightings in the Kruger Park
Unread postPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 11:33 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Interesting sightings in the Kruger Park
Unread postPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 7:45 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Interesting sightings in the Kruger Park
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Thanks Bushbaby30, I hope I have done this right!

Here it is, enjoy:
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 Post subject: Re: Interesting sightings in the Kruger Park
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Here they are
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 Post subject: Re: Interesting sightings in the Kruger Park
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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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 Post subject: strange and wonderful oddball sightings
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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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Sighted on the H1-6 half way to Mopani, May 24, 2010

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 Post subject: Re: strange and wonderful oddball sightings
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: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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 Post subject: Re: strange and wonderful oddball sightings
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Seen close to the Phabeni gate.
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It seemed to have no trouble eating. :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: strange and wonderful oddball sightings
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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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 Post subject: Re: strange and wonderful oddball sightings
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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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 Post subject: Re: Most Unusual Animal Sightings in Kruger
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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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 Post subject: Re: Most Unusual Animal Sightings in Kruger
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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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 Post subject: Re: Most Unusual Animal Sightings in Kruger
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Dec 2009. Massive python just outside Satara which swallowed an Impala!!


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 Post subject: Re: Most Unusual Animal Sightings in Kruger
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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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 Post subject: Re: Most Unusual Animal Sightings in Kruger
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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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