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Re: 60+ Hyena Fight

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

Here is the long awaited 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: 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:

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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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Re: Hyaena, Spotted

Unread postby lion queen » Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:26 pm

Alone at the den.............

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Re: Hyaena, Spotted

Unread postby lion queen » Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:27 pm

Very curious...........

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Re: Hyaena, Spotted

Unread postby lion queen » Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:28 pm

This one did not like it when I told it not to go underneath the bakkie...........

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Re: Hyaena, Spotted

Unread postby RoelfA » Sun Jan 25, 2015 5:28 pm

Stunning sightings of the small Hiena,great moment captured. :clap: :clap:

Taken near Satara. :D :D

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Re: Hyaena, Spotted

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:12 pm

Just love the pose Roelf........great shot!!! :clap: :clap:

They are so cute.....great images LQ :clap: :clap:

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