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Re: 5 Cats & 2 dogs

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Thu May 24, 2007 12:44 pm

OK, OK, OK

Thanks to popular demand, let's change it to this. Note change in starting date.

Hyenas look like dogs so please allow me some poetic licence here. Thanks.

Bush Baptist wrote:Would trippers please post the following sightings per trip ended from 1 May 2007, supported by pics if possible. Let's see who gets the prize first.

The prize: seeing the full house should be prize enough . The first lucky blighter buys a road brick in My Acre of Africa with '6 cats 2 dogs' as a line on it, and places it on the S100. OK!

6 cats
Lion
Leopard
Cheetah
Serval
Caracal
African wild cat

2 dogs
Wild dog
Spotted hyena.


This could serve for regulars as an alternative challenge to the big 5 mania, which one can realistically see before lunch on a good day.

Any objections, no I thought not, now let's go and look for them!
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Unread postby gwendolen » Fri Jun 01, 2007 7:55 am

BB, I take it you can't add to a list, but it is how many of the 6 & 2 you see per trip?


My last trip:
6:
Lion
Serval
2:
Wild Dog
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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Fri Jun 01, 2007 5:16 pm

Correct Gwen. Let's see if anyone can get a full house!
Only 6 & 2 seen on the SAME trip.

In Dec last year I saw lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena and wild dog, 3 + 2.
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Re: 5 Cats & 2 dogs

Unread postby restio » Sat Jun 02, 2007 7:41 pm

My last trip to KTP (Oct 06)
6: Lion, cheetah, AWC
2: Hyena

My last trip to KNP (Feb 07)
6: Lion, leopard

BB, I agree that this is more difficult than the white rhino version of the Big 5. I saw that on my KNP visit. The black rhino Big 5 is more challenging. Seeing all 8 would be a real jackpot.
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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sun Jun 03, 2007 5:55 pm

Here's a 6 & 2 for KTP

6
Lion
Leopard
Cheetah
Caracal
AWC
Since there are no serval in KTP how about Honey Badger. I know its not a cat, but why give the KTP types an easier challenge.

2
Brown hyena
Spotted hyena

Whatcha think restio? is that fair?
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Unread postby restio » Sun Jun 03, 2007 6:25 pm

Good one, BB! I think that's very fair.

Another option for KTP is bat-eared fox. Nowadays we seem to see them less often than lion. A pity, because I adore watching them. Ratel is probably better because they are more challenging than bat-eared fox, and I think serval are pretty difficult.

Since I saw both honey badger and brown hyena on my last trip, that would make it:
6: 4
2: 2
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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sun Jun 03, 2007 7:00 pm

You know what restio,

I actually think the KTP challenge is easier than KNP.

On my last KTP trip in September I got 5 & 1.

Lion, leopard, cheetah AWC, HB and brown hyena.
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Unread postby cptphotographer » Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:22 pm

Hey BB, Thus far we have managed:

6 cats
Lion :D
Leopard :D
Cheetah :D
Serval :( , not yet, still trying though
Caracal :( , not yet, still trying though
African wild cat :( , not yet, still trying though

2 dogs
Wild dog :D
Spotted hyena :D

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Unread postby anne-marie » Tue Jun 05, 2007 10:27 pm

My last trip - April 2007 - KTP

6 :
lions
leopards
cheetahs
caracal
AWC (s)

2 :
brown hyenea
aardwolf :redface:
honey (s) badger :redface:
bat eared fox :redface:
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Unread postby cptphotographer » Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:21 am

Well folks, all too soon our trip came to an end and this is what we saw:

6 cats:
Lion (21) :thumbs_up:
Leopard (3) :thumbs_up:
Cheetah (1) :thumbs_up:
Serval (1) :thumbs_up:
Caracal :(
African Wild Cat (1) :thumbs_up:

2 dogs
Wild dog (3) :thumbs_up:
Spotted hyena (+-10) :thumbs_up:

So, on a single trip to Kruger we spotted 5/6 cats and 2/2 dogs, we also saw a Side-Striped Jackal though.....

I can't wait to start the challenge again soon (hopefully), great idea BB!! :D

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Unread postby cptphotographer » Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:26 pm

I agree BB, it puts a different spin on things to look for these animals, one could even include Jackals, like side-striped and black backed. That would give a nice variety of animals to look for. I hope that you do include those, 'cause then I'll have full marks in that category having seen both. :D I don't see jackals all that often any more....

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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Tue Jun 12, 2007 4:28 pm

Good idea cptp, I will consider it seriously. It would bolster the 'dog' side, but I am afraid you would have to start again.
Your 7 out of 8 will take a lot to beat. As I said in an earlier post, seeing that bunch is it's own reward and I am sure you agree with me, as a recently returned visitor.
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Unread postby Zolbol » Sun Jul 15, 2007 7:22 pm

Just been to the Kruger for 28 nights:

4/6 Cats

Lion :D
Leopard :D
Cheetah :D
Caracal :(
Serval :(
African Wild Cat :D

2/2 Dogs

Wild Dog :D
Spotted Hyena :D

See my trip report: 28 Day Diary - Realtime at http://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=15747

I went to the Kruger in 2001 and saw all but Caracal :dance: , pity the competition only started in May 2007 ... Cptp's trip survives!

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Unread postby jonty1 » Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:35 pm

Hey just got back on the 12th, last week thurs. We weren't lucky enough to see all 6cats and 2dogs, but did see:

Lion (3 sightings)
Leopard (4 sightings)
African wild cat (1 sighting)

Hyena (3 sightings)

:D
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Unread postby MLAMBANE » Sat Aug 18, 2007 7:37 pm

Hyena, "a dog"

BB, you are completely barking up the wrong animal! :?

Hyenas are not dogs, there have a completely unique genus and species :? Scientifically speaking they are actually more cat like than dog like. So it should be 7 cats and 1 dog. :twisted:


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