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 Post subject: Re: Honey Badger
Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:57 am 
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Very entertaining video, thanks Normana :clap: Also nice to watch the Hornbill jumping around the digging badgers. I really don't know how somebody can pass such a sighting without stopping :doh:

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 Post subject: Honey Badger Scavenging Dustbins
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On 9 July 2010 we were staying in B circle in Satara when the resident honey badger made its rounds from dustbin to dustbin scavenging on leftover food. We were excited seeing it up-close and personal and I took a few photos as well.

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The whole episode suddenly saddened me with the honey badger moving from dustbin to dustbin followed by at least 15 adults and highly excited and noisy children.

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People came very close to it and one guy even pulled on one dustbin while the honey badger was semi inside. One guy was making remarks like it is “ job creation at work” due to the extra work for the cleaners the next day.

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Maybe this should have been a highlight for me but it was sad and I think SANParks should make a huge effort in catching this honey badger for relocation far away from any camp or upgrade all dustbins to the animal proof ones.

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 Post subject: Re: Honey Badger Scavenging Dustbins
Unread postPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:38 am 
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Theuns H - I too have witnessed this Honey-Badger scavanging in the bins at Satara. The last time I saw him he was accompanied by a female and in between knocking over the dustbins they were mating. Great sight!

I agree that Satara management needs to address this problem by installing animal proof dustbins (finances??) or catching the little guy and releasing him in the bush.
He is not the only one around the camp area - there seems to be a few of them.

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 Post subject: Re: Honey Badger
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I saw my very first honey badger in Kruger in March this year during the annual forum weekend. Busy driving from Tshokwane on the mountain road towards LS. In the car the code name for HB is Stoffel (a HB at Moholoholo Rehab in Hoedspruit) anyway the cry came out "Stoffel!" and in the middle of the road was HB jogging along.

Then stopped...the dropped something from it's mouth...it was a baby HB! She then picked up by it's scruff and went on walking she stopped every few meters to get a grip of the pup. We were the only car and we followed her for about 100 - 200 meters before she went into the tall grass.
A car saw us standing where she disappeared into and they didn't believe us until we showed them the pictures.

The picture is not the best since we were driving and following the HB and trying to take pictures of it :whistle: . But no less here is the best pic of mom and cub 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Honey Badger
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Fanta!!! What a fantastic sighting :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Honey Badger
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How lucky can one car get! Baby HB must be one of the top rare sightings ever! :dance: :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Honey Badger
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Just seeing a Honey Badge was quite awesome but seeing her pup! Oh man I know will take another 20 years to see that properly again :D

I just hope my Badger luck is in with our week trip

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 Post subject: Re: Honey Badger
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The Brave Honey Badger. We saw several Honey Badgers in Kgalagadi and I have put the best parts in this video. :wink:



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 Post subject: Re: Honey Badger
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Again WOW Nico - just simply fantastic video footage :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Honey Badger
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You and Yvonne do always have such awesome sightings :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

This honey badger video is do die for :clap: :thumbs_up:

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Thanks guys. It was great to film the Honey Badgers. We saw more than 7 of them in KTP. That is the result of driving slowly through the park. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Honey Badger
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I was driving on the H10 from Onder Sabie to Tshokwane on 2010/09/15 when I saw a pair of Honey Badgers in the field. They were running and I managed to take these photos.

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what a chance :clap:

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I have done some online research (google & wikipedia :lol: ) and found the following African Myth about the Honey Badger:

“… The honey badger is prominent in African myth. In one legend God created a contest between a honey badger and a pangolin to deem who would be allowed to eat honey. The honey badger poured honey from a pot on the sleeping pangolin. He then led the honey trail to a nest of ants. The ants stung the sleeping pangolin causing his skin to become tough and scaly. The creator deemed from then on that pangolin would eat ants and that honey badger would be allowed to feast on honey. …”

Reference: WikiPedia

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 Post subject: Re: Honey Badger
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Beautiful sighting and pics Leeukos :clap: :clap: ..and an interesting myth, havn't heard it before :thumbs_up:

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