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 Post subject: Re: Caracal
Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:07 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Caracal
Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:56 pm 
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I recently spent 2 nights in Bontebok. On the morning of 9th March about 1 km from the rest camp I saw 4 Caracal together - female with 3 almost fully-grown kittens. Couldn`t believe my eyes, but there they were, and then disappeared into the undergrowth.


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 Post subject: Re: Caracal
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Photo not taken in Kruger but a great pic of a Caracal.

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 Post subject: An exciting,yet rare sighting at ADDO ELEPHANT NATIONAL PARK
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While driving through the Colchester section of the park,about 10kms.
from the Matyholweni gate,Leah,Skoonma and I were discussing the
wonderful condition of the veld ,when my foot reacted to an urgent
instruction from my eye seconds before it registered in my mind that
I had spotted a CARACAL TOM,sitting under a Wild Plum.The magnificent
cat sat looking at us who were not more than 20metres away.As the seconds ticked away and I became aware of the fact that I had not
breathed for all that time ,our Caracal/Rooikat,got up from its haunches
and sauntered away,finding time to spray a Spekboom branch before
disappearing in the tall grass.I rue the fact that my camera was still in its
case....but this sighting beat any other cat(lion,leopard,cheeta) I have
come across unexpectedly in the Kruger for its sheer surprise-value.The elusive,shy Caracal rarely treats a visitor with its company for longer
than a few bief seconds! Or am I mistaken? :D :clap: :D

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 Post subject: Re: An exciting,yet rare sighting at ADDO ELEPHANT NATIONAL PARK
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Nice, Andre! :wink:

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 Post subject: Kruger offers up a rare gem...
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The SO and I are celebrating our 1-year anniversary in Uncle Paul's paradise at the moment (I'm posting this from our tent's deck in Tamboti :dance: )

As per my normal theory, I try to get onto the roads most removed from the main tourists' thoroughfares. Today, that landed us onto the Old Main Road, leading down the Eastern border from Olifants south towards Satara. As this is a rather barren area of the park, I wasn't expecting much (and truth be told, we didn't see a heck of a lot...) But, what we did see was rather special:

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I think I vaguely remember seeing one cross the road about 15 years ago, still stuck in the back seat as a kid. This one was oblivious to our presence, though. More than two minutes would've been nice, but just seeing this little 'big' cat is something I'll remember for a long time...


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 Post subject: Re: Caracal
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Sigggghhhhh, I'm gonna post my own here one day - I'll show ya all!
Great great pic! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Caracal
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Way back in October 2007 on a trip to Addo (where else?) my wife, Gillian, & I were lucky to see a Caracal with 3 kittens. One of these was not shy and relaxed reasonably close to us. The next day we came across them again for even an even better photo opportunity. This photo is from the first day.

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 Post subject: Re: Caracal
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The next day the family was relaxing in an open area between Gwarrie Pan & Rooidam. A 4 striped grass mouse had been caught, probably by mom, and one of the kittens was playing with it. It was fantastic to sit & watch for over 15 minutes as this kitten played and challenged its siblings.

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 Post subject: Re: Caracal
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Another photo from the same sighting.

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 Post subject: Re: Caracal
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 Post subject: Re: Caracal
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Hi Gwave, amazing photo's :thumbs_up:

I filmed in KTP a fight between a Caracal and two Black Backed Jackals about a kill. The Caracal killed a Bat Eared Fox and the Black Backed Jackels had stolen it from the Caracal but the Caracal is taking it back. 8)



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 Post subject: Re: Caracal
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Gwave,stunning pix of the Caracal!!
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Thank you Nico,for posting again this two videos!!

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 Post subject: Re: Caracal
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Gwave and Nico what great sightings :thumbs_up:

Just to boast a little I have just returned from a nights stay in the WCNP in the Cape and have recorded Caracals 7-10 for the year. The first sighting was of a mum and 2 youngsters about 50m off the road about 1km before the Churchaven turnoff, followed by another adult some 300m further on.

Here some pics to show - just of the youngsters.

To all those in search of this beautiful animal that eludes so many - good luck!

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 Post subject: Re: Caracal
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Yesterday, 17th of June 2009 at about 3pm, a friend and I were returning from lunch in Cape Town and driving down Kloof Road from Kloof Neck Road, towards Clifton, when we drove past a Caracal/Lynx which was nonchalantly standing on the side of the tar road, a few bends before the Round House turn-off. It waited for us to pass and then crossed the road towards Lion's head. It was much bigger than I had thought, about 3 foot high to its head. I am told that sightings are extremely rare in the whole Table Mountain region. Seeing one so close to town was alarming. I have been visiting game reserves across Africa for over 40 years and have never seen a Caracal in the wild. Seeing one 5 minutes from my home was remarkable.
Anyone else had any such sightings?


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