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The Ultimate Sighting

Unread postby Zeeman » Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:12 pm

What would you regard as your ultimate sighting ?

Would be a leopard in a tree with a kill ?

A herd of over 200 Elephant ?

Lions Mating ?

Roan Antelope ?

A cheetah chasing its prey ?

People have seen a black Giraffe , White Lion or a wildebeest with 3 legs

Etc

I would like to know what you regard as your ultimate sighting . Please include when , which park , and location if possible .

If you can please include pics

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Re: The Ultimate Sighting

Unread postby michel367 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:16 pm

August 28 2009 KNP

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Re: The Ultimate Sighting

Unread postby TheunsH » Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:20 pm

Zeeman, my ultimate sighting was when a lioness opened my SO's (Elzet) door on the H1-4 during July 2000! :thumbs_up:

Herewith the picture just before she bit the door-handle and opened it:

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(Sorry guys and girls, I know you must all be very tired of this story!)

Beautiful photo Michel! :clap: :clap:

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Re: The Ultimate Sighting

Unread postby Zeeman » Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:22 pm

All I can say is Wow

Keep them coming people

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Re: The Ultimate Sighting

Unread postby michel367 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:23 pm

Still love the story Theuns, but where is the photo. :hmz: :hmz:

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Re: The Ultimate Sighting

Unread postby TheunsH » Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:26 pm

It should be there Michel. Please let me know if it still doesn't show!

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Re: The Ultimate Sighting

Unread postby michel367 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:27 pm

Now it shows. :thumbs_up:
Lines must be mixed up again. :lol:

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Re: The Ultimate Sighting

Unread postby LizelleB » Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:38 pm

My word Theuns, did that lion open your door??!!! Where was this? Is it your video on youtube?
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Re: The Ultimate Sighting

Unread postby michel367 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:38 pm

Yep Lizelle. :thumbs_up:

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Re: The Ultimate Sighting

Unread postby Nico » Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:58 pm

My ultimate sighting of krugerPark is not ease to make. There are many great sightings but this one is my favourite ultimate sighting.Hard to look at but this is nature. :wink:

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1XS65b-vKI[/video]

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Re: The Ultimate Sighting

Unread postby Nico » Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:04 pm

My ultimate sighting of Kgalagadi is the Caracal in a fight with two Jackals about a prey and also the birth of a Springbok calf. :wink:

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

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANGD5cE2WoQ[/video]

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Re: The Ultimate Sighting

Unread postby TheunsH » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:36 am

LizelleB wrote:My word Theuns, did that lion open your door??!!! Where was this? Is it your video on youtube?

Lizelle, yes it is my video on youtube. It was just north of Satara in 2000. Herewith a link to the thread on this forum with the video and photos :thumbs_up: :

viewtopic.php?f=27&t=28206&p=640169&hilit=%2Alioness+opening+car+door%2A#p640169" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: The Ultimate Sighting

Unread postby LizelleB » Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:47 am

Eish, goeie genugtig, good heavens!!! I remember seeing that on YouTube and thinking, noooo, that cannot be the Kruger Park! When I heard the Afrikaans, I was baffled..maybe the car in front shouldn’t have wiped his braaivleis (bbq) hands on the door handle!! Ha ha ha. But yes, I would be terrified if that happened to me. When a lion stares at you in your car it is very intimidating and you really get respect for the king of the jungle. Man, I am looking forward to our trip in April!!! :dance:
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Re: The Ultimate Sighting

Unread postby TheunsH » Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:49 am

Enjoy your trip Lizelle and keep your doors locked!! :lol: :lol:

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Re: The Ultimate Sighting

Unread postby Scipio » Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:53 am

I still chackle when I see that clip. :lol: But it must have been a scare of note. How did you edit some of the words out. :twisted:


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