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 Post subject: Re: Caracal
Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:53 am 
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A few of our pics of 2 Caracal kittens seen in Kruger on the Mahonie Loop in Feb this year. :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Caracal
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where did you see them elsa??


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 Post subject: Re: Caracal
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Down the Witsand WH road on the Mahonie Loop near Punda Maria at just before 10am!

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 Post subject: Re: Caracal
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Elsa,
I am not turning :mrgreen: but something like deeeeeep purple....
What a wonderful sighting... All those years never seen one in Kruger but may be next trip...
Beautifull pictures Elsa thanks for sharing !! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Caracal
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Hi Elsa, what a stunning sighting and what a beauty,s I love the mahonie loop for filming. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Caracal
Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:18 pm 
Excellent camera, and operator, Elsa!

Witsand at last has something to offer! :mrgreen:

I'm so jealous, and you had brilliant sightings, and reported back so well in the relevant threads!

(Let that be a lesson in karma to us! :shock: )

This is "awards" stuff, IMHO! :thumbs_up:


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Stunning sighting and excellent :cam: :thumbs_up: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Caracal
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Great pics Elsa! :clap: Hope to find them as adults maybe with their own litter almost on their way, when I visit Mahonie Loop for the first time December! :dance:


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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Green with Envy Elsa :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Great Photos and what a special sighting :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Caracal
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Some lovely pics everyone!

Interestingly on the property I worked in the Sabi Sands, we had 1 cracal sighting in 2 years. Now in the last year there have been many more than this, perhaps 15 sightings.
It is well documented how animal numbers fluctuate and I have seen it with Black Backed Jackal, Wildebeest and obviously Rhino and Elephant in the KNP as well as a couple of others. My point is that although you need an official scientific study to prove this, there certainly seems to be a marked increase in numbers of carcal and I wouldn't be surprised if forumites will see them more this year in KNP (at least Southern & Central) compared to others! :thumbs_up:

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Saw my 4th Kruger caracal on 25 June (2 days ago) on the Mopani - Phalaborwa tar road (H14), near the turn off to Boulders.

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Sighting was just before 8:00.

Had it all to myself for a few minutes :dance:

(Sorry for the poorish quality - it was quite far off)


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 Post subject: Re: Caracal
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Wow, the forth caracal :clap: :clap: And you saw it for some minutes :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Beautiful sighting!!

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 Post subject: Re: Caracal
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And I believe that West Coast NP is also a hot-spot for caracal.

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After spending over 120 nights at Kruger we are yet to see a Caracal. It took my uncle over a thousand days to see his first, close to Skukuza. And my one brother was lucky to see one just outside the park as he was about to enter Orpen Gate. Yet my other brother was visiting a friend the other day in Eshowe and, whilst having a cup of tea on the verandah, spotted this beauty in a tree in the front garden. It stayed there all morning and seemed totally unfazed by the “crowd” that gathered just metres away. And this was in the middle of a residential area!

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Zolbol thats such a lovely sighting! In a tree in the residential area! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: He's got such a cute little face :mrgreen:

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