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 Post subject: Re: A&E Story 03 - BC Diaries Cheetah (prt I)
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when do you leave for Kruger? :wink:


This Thursday :dance: :dance: :dance: :P :P :P


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 Post subject: Re: A&E Story 03 - BC Diaries Cheetah (prt I)
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Then.... Wishing you a great, wonderful, splendid trip with all sightings on your wishlist !! :dance: :dance:

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when do you leave for Kruger? :wink:


This Thursday :dance: :dance: :dance: :P :P :P

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 Post subject: Re: A&E Story 03 - BC Diaries Cheetah (prt I)
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Hi Aat!!!!! :yaya:
Now what a pleasure it was to meet you and you your lovely Ellie :dance: I have your kiekie with Leach and Wendy on my 'mites go to Kruger to raise funds' topic :thumbs_up:
Now your sightings so far, only 3 stories you have written is superb! :big_eyes:
The imp giving birth :clap: what a sighting!!!!!!
The tuskers!!!!! We weren't so lucky our 3 days at Shing, we have seen ellies with biggish tusks will pm the kiekies and hold thumbs that they are maybe a tusker?
And then the cheetah at Tihongonyeni :clap: now that is something I would love to have witnessed! :mrgreen: having him all by yourselfs! Lekker man!
Great kiekies Aat! And can't wait for more :popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: A&E Story 03 - BC Diaries Cheetah (prt I)
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AAT that is MAGNIFICENT pics of that cheetah what a majestical creature thanks for that! And Ive got to say that green monster is now biting me cos your going to Kruger today! Eish wish I was you! Hope you have tons of sightings and your Big tuskers drop in to say HELLO! :D Enjoy!

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 Post subject: Re: A&E Story 03 - BC Diaries Cheetah (prt I)
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I hope the cheetah finds his brother Aat :)

Those are beautiful photos and what a relaxed cheetah :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: A&E Story 03 - BC Diaries Cheetah (prt I)
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Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Heksie,
It was a real pleasure to meet you in Croc Bridge... the un-expected / surprise meetings are always the best... :dance: :dance:
I finally found the post you are talking about.... funny picture :) :)
You're welcome for the ID request for the possible tuskers ...no problem
and.... much more to come about cheetah so probably more :mrgreen: :lol: :lol:
greetzzzz from Elly too

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Hi Aat!!!!! :yaya:
Now what a pleasure it was to meet you and you your lovely Ellie :dance: I have your kiekie with Leach and Wendy on my 'mites go to Kruger to raise funds' topic :thumbs_up:
Now your sightings so far, only 3 stories you have written is superb! :big_eyes:
The imp giving birth :clap: what a sighting!!!!!!
The tuskers!!!!! We weren't so lucky our 3 days at Shing, we have seen ellies with biggish tusks will pm the kiekies and hold thumbs that they are maybe a tusker?
And then the cheetah at Tihongonyeni :clap: now that is something I would love to have witnessed! :mrgreen: having him all by yourselfs! Lekker man!
Great kiekies Aat! And can't wait for more :popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: A&E Story 03 - BC Diaries Cheetah (prt I)
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Thanks.... Cheetah is always great to see
Little mistake I think... it's not Me who is going to Kruger but Pumbaa ...I wish I was going again but that will take some time...just recovering from last trip.... mind in Kruger body in Netherlands :roll:


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AAT that is MAGNIFICENT pics of that cheetah what a majestical creature thanks for that! And Ive got to say that green monster is now biting me cos your going to Kruger today! Eish wish I was you! Hope you have tons of sightings and your Big tuskers drop in to say HELLO! :D Enjoy!

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 Post subject: Re: A&E Story 03 - BC Diaries Cheetah (prt I)
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Sharifa :gflower:
I do hope so.... in next part I will show them together with part II of the search :)

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I hope the cheetah finds his brother Aat :)

Those are beautiful photos and what a relaxed cheetah :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: A&E Story 03 - BC Diaries Cheetah (prt I)
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Hi Aat,
Just catching up again. Great stories and really wonderful photos and narration. :clap: :clap: :clap:
I am curious if the cheetah found each other again :hmz: :hmz:
:popcorn: :popcorn:


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 Post subject: Re: A&E Story 03 - BC Diaries Cheetah (prt I)
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Aat wrote:
Thanks.... Cheetah is always great to see
Little mistake I think... it's not Me who is going to Kruger but Pumbaa ...I wish I was going again but that will take some time...just recovering from last trip.... mind in Kruger body in Netherlands :roll:


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AAT that is MAGNIFICENT pics of that cheetah what a majestical creature thanks for that! And Ive got to say that green monster is now biting me cos your going to Kruger today! Eish wish I was you! Hope you have tons of sightings and your Big tuskers drop in to say HELLO! :D Enjoy!


Oh dear it would seem I read wrong my apologies lol but hey you got to dream didn't you as for the mind in kruger and body in Netherlands Im sure both mind and body is already planning the next trip cos no kruger addict can stay away ;)

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 Post subject: Re: A&E Story 03 - BC Diaries Cheetah (prt I)
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[quote="Sheenaugh-Lee"]
ok... .. but not sure if we go to KNP this year.

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 Post subject: Re: A&E Story 03 - BC Diaries Cheetah (prt I)
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Aat wrote:
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ok... .. but not sure if we go to KNP this year.


lol I didn't mean anytime specific Im not going to the kruger this year either but my plans are already in motion for 2014 :)

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 Post subject: Re: A&E Story 03 - BC Diaries Cheetah (prt I)
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SUPER cheetah sighting Aat! Great photos!!

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Thanks.... and part II will follow soon ( I hope) :) :) :)

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SUPER cheetah sighting Aat! Great photos!!

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 Post subject: A&E Story 04 - BC Diaries Cheetah (prt II) a happy end?
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*** NEW Stories ***
Like my previous TR’s, this is not going to be a day to day TR, but a series of stories about animals and special situations based on our last trip from november 11th 2012 till december 9th 2012.

Story 04 – BC Diaries Cheetah (part II)


Hi and welcome for part II of one of the Cheetah stories
In story 03 I left you with a searching cheetah. Searching for his brother / friend. Let’s see what happened since the other day I met the cheetah again. Was he still searching and did he find his brother / friend?

I left Mopani camp and always curious about what to find at the Mooiplaas waterhole I took this little road towards the waterhole.
I could not believe it but after 400 meters I saw something at the right side of the road…. And guess… who was walking there ?

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Was this the same cheetah or the friend / brother ? I was almost sure it was the same one.
I followed him and after some time he crossed the road in front of me

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I could hear him calling … that special cheetah call so still searching….
And like the other day walking towards a roadsign to check….

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While checking and sniffeling ..he was looking around to all directions and thanks for looking at me too

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He really took his time to check the signpost

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Sitting, standing up , turning…. Restless … “Where is my friend / brother ??”

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Time to get a nice close up of this beautiful cheetah

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Moment of thinking…. Sitting and thinking… where …where…where is he

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Could not resist to make another close up… It doesn’t happen every day a cheetah is so close to you and posing

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Enough of checking… so he left the signpost to continue his search…

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In the big field again but where to go…?

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Break…..
I lost him in the bush and continued my trip to Tihongonyeni and stayed there for some time. After a few hours I returned to Mooiplaas and ………….


A very big smile on my face.
You always hope for a happy end and yessss…. There they are together again
Just in front of the Mooiplaas waterhole … I must say there were some tears in my eyes

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A happy end of a search … I never forget this and the calls of the cheetah… desperate calls

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A last view before they moved on into the bush

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Thanks for being part of these stories.
The BC diary will continue for some time including the other big cats….


Hope you liked it… and till next story


Aat & Elly


Many other pictures of last en other trips:
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http://www.awv-photography.com

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