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Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:07 pm 
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Hi RP, also at Vutomi, but on the 7th October. Do you think, she could be the same as yours?

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 Post subject: Re: Lion
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:19 pm 
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I posted this in another thread, but might be better here actually...

This happened around 8 AM, and I was lucky enough to watch it start to finish.
5 lions, 2 females, 1 subadult male, 1 subadult female and 1 cub killed a buffalo cow and calf....and foetus. No pix of the calf in this post, a single lioness to care of that and was a bit far from us. We focused on the cow.

The grab (my camera jammed, bummer, not more good pictures of this)
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Once they had the cow down they looked up into the distances where a few more buffaloes were standing...
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But decided to proceed with the cow they had...
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And then, nature displayed itself in a very gruesome way, the buffalo cow had been pregnant, and the lion cub had a feast...
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 Post subject: Re: Lion
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Great series of photographs, and what a sighting!!! :big_eyes: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Lion
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Egilio!!!!!!!!!!!! THat is the most amazing photo i have ever seen. The one of the cub eating the unboarn baby buff!! I have really never seen anything like that captured on film. it took a moment for me to realise what it was but SJOE!! Incredible!!


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 Post subject: Re: Lion
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Egilio what an amazing sighting dont know how you kept the camera still!Where did it happen?

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 Post subject: Re: Lion
Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:36 pm 
Excellent, Egilio! Where was that?

Lionspoon, looks like more grey hairs in the ears!

Let's compare:

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 Post subject: Re: Lion
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Check her whisker pattern on her right side of face - looks the same to me......and the same spotty nose. :hmz:

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 Post subject: Marked Lions?
Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:03 am 
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I am not sure if this is a repeated question, did have a look through to see if I was repeating a topic...if it is, sorry! And it can be linked to the topic!

Recently in Kruger I came across this lioness at a giraffe kill near Nkhaya Pan. She looked like she had been branded on her Right rear leg and sprayed with blue dye on her right foreleg...any idea what this is for?? :huh: :huh: TB study?? I know in the Kgalagadi they mark "naughty" lions ie. lions that have escaped from the park, been caught and brought back....does this happen in Kruger too?

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 Post subject: Re: Marked Lions?
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THe lioness looks very healthy! Should be interesting to hear what happened here?


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 Post subject: Re: Marked Lions?
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I know what you're talking about. Purple spray is SUper effective!! Cures allmost any infection! Stains very badly though. That does kinda look like purple spray.


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 Post subject: Re: Marked Lions?
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That lion has been darted in the recent past. They use that purple spray on the dart wound to prevent infections. They probably darted her to treat that wound on the back leg. I have seen them using it on lion and buffalo.

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 Post subject: Re: Marked Lions?
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Fortunately she looks lovelyand healthy now :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Lion
Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:39 pm 
Don't know if everyone realises the uniqueness of Egilio's last pic...

The foetus would be a prime morsel, but haven't seen it photographed before!

(Don't think so, iNkwazi!)


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 Post subject: Re: Marked Lions?
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I have seen this several times before and was told that this is how Lions are marked to show thatthe have been tested - will resize a pic for posting if there is any interest


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 Post subject: Re: Lion
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Egilio, that is jaw-dropping stuff :mrgreen: WOW !!!

Absolutely incredible and rare footage esp. the last pic just as RP has said !! :clap: :clap:

Pls give us more details as to where and when etc...

Thanks for sharing .

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