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Re: Hyena IN skukuza camp!

Unread postby bert » Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:59 pm

Saw the hyena (female) walking around the permantent tents on the 15th
We were enjoying our coffee when she walking past us.
And visited my friends tent and went on her way again.

did not feel treated at all.

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Re: Heyna Den location Kruger

Unread postby Trentonskeeper » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:22 pm

Approximitly 2km from Afsal coming from Berg N Dal is a Den on the right hand side of the road. We saw a mom and her 4 pups daily last week.

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60+ Hyena Fight

Unread postby ossendryver » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:52 am

Hi all,

This happened this morning at around 7:00am

Two Hyena clans (+- 30+ in each clan) in a stand-off over a kill.
The clan on the right hand side made the kill (not sure of the type) but came out of the bush and charged the clan on the left side. Unknown number of hyenas in the bush on both sides of the road
Place: 900 metres north of the Southern Entrance of the Gomondwane Loop, H4-2 tar road.
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Re: 60+ Hyena Fight

Unread postby lion queen » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:56 am

WOW!!!!!

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Re: 60+ Hyena Fight

Unread postby Rooies » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:07 am

This must have been awesome to watch. I personally have never seen so many hyenas together.
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Re: 60+ Hyena Fight

Unread postby Philip1 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:01 pm

:sup: :sup: Wow, Ossendryver :thanx:

:mrgreen: Super sighting and pics :mrgreen:

:clap: Just shows how many Hyena actually roams in Kruger :whistle:
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Re: 60+ Hyena Fight

Unread postby Foxy » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:55 pm

Amazing sighting, not often you see so many together.

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Re: 60+ Hyena Fight

Unread postby ossendryver » Tue Dec 25, 2012 7:10 pm

Here is the long awaited video!!


[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7LtISqE91c[/video]

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Re: 60+ Hyena Fight

Unread postby Nkulu » Tue Dec 25, 2012 7:56 pm

Truly amazing, thanks for sharing
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Re: 60+ Hyena Fight

Unread postby coisjvr » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:56 pm

Hi All

I was fortunate enough to experience this sightings.

We stayed in CB on 18-21 Dec 2012, I went on an early game drive on the H4-2 and approached the sighting at around 05h15, I was the second car there. I spend about 2 hours at the sighting.

Was very nice to be so close to all the hyenas, their laughter never ender and sounded like the one scene from "The Lion King".

I will post a video at a later stage.

Enjoy

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Re: 60+ Hyena Fight

Unread postby johanrebel » Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:04 pm

Out of curiosity, how exaclty did you manage to count 60 hyaenas?

The pictures and video show at most 20 individuals at any given time, and the bush on either side of the road seemt quite thick.

The largest number I've ever seen together was 34, and I had a very hard time counting them accurately, even though they were all right out in the open together (Ngorogoro Crater).

Skinner gives the clan size in the lowveld as between 9 and 18, so seeing a clan of 30 would be highly unusual, and seeing two of that number even more so. Especially since there are no pups present, which means the actual clan numbers would have to be substantially higher.

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Re: 60+ Hyena Fight

Unread postby tent dweller » Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:47 pm

yskas wrote:Gr8 sighing! thanks for the video and the pictures. Doesn't matter if its 1 or 60 Hyenain a fight remains a fab sighting :clap:


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Re: Hyaena, Spotted

Unread postby Nico » Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:13 pm

We saw this spotted Hyena at the Waterhole near Croc, taking a bath. :wink:
[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6hAqTLxkzU[/video]

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Re: Hyaena, Spotted

Unread postby Elmar » Thu May 23, 2013 6:26 pm

Any active dens around Satara and Olifants at the current moment?

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Re: Hyaena, Spotted

Unread postby Wild about cats » Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:44 pm

The H9 clan, about 1-2km from Letaba Camp, 9 members that I saw at most.

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