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 Post subject: Re: In search of honey badger, porcupine and whistling rat
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After we had moved in, we went on an afternoon drive to 14th borehole

We saw many newborn springboks and a group of 26 giraffes

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Unfortunately it was not possible to get them all in the pic.

On the access road to the camp a hyena was enjoying the evening

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Maybe it was the same that came to the waterhole 3 hours later.

While we were still braaing, the power went off. Thus, we enjoyed our first meal with candle- and firelight.

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At about 9pm I saw a shadow and turned on the flashlight. A huge male leopard was passing by and disappeared between units 1 and 2. We heard him coughing in the parking lot but when we got there we only saw Charlie Fax disappearing quickly into her den. The leopard had gone behind the camp attendants unit already. There was not even time to grab the camera but we think it must have been Dakotah.

That night the temperatures got down to -3,5 degrees and we nearly froze to death in our beds.

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 Post subject: Re: In search of honey badger, porcupine and whistling rat
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30.09.2013

This morning I tried to download some pics from the trapcam which caused some problems. Thus we left for the morning drive only at 8 am. We drove down to Auchterlonie.

Our first sighting were some willies and springboks.

At Rooibrak two lanner falcons had caught a dove and were busy getting rid oft he feathers

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 Post subject: Re: In search of honey badger, porcupine and whistling rat
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Between Montrose and Batulama a cheetah was busy with her breakfast. I think it might be Lisette. We watched her for about 45 minutes while she was eating

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 Post subject: Re: In search of honey badger, porcupine and whistling rat
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scanning the neighbourhood

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going to the toilet

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 Post subject: Re: In search of honey badger, porcupine and whistling rat
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walking around

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cleaning herself

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enjoying the sun

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and finally disappearing over the ridge.

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30.09.2013 continued

We continued our drive to Auchterlonie and saw a bateleur, gemsbok, a jackal and close to the picnic spot Elena and her cubs who had just finished their breakfast as well

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We stopped at Auchterlonie and admired the view

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On the way back some sleepy hyenas could not care less about our presence

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Back at Urikaruus we saw the first secretary birds

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and a black-chested prinia

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The afternoon drive took us to Vaalpan.We saw many northern black korhaans and ant-eating chats, a kori, a tawny

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and a steenbok

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That night there was a brown hyena at the waterhole and this was my try to take a picture of it :wall: :wall:

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01.10.2013

This morning we went to Mata Mata. Our first sighting was the cutest hyena

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Next was a crimson-breasted shrike struggling with its breakfast

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a slender mongoose

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At 14th borehole was a white-backed vulture with its young in the nest

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North of Dalkeith we saw a very sleepy AWC

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Further on to Mata Mata it was very quiet. We only saw the many vultures at vulture alley.

Our plan was to visit the shop in Namibia. We checked at Mata Mata about the procedure and were told just to move into Namibia and ask for permission. This was granted with a smile. We did not need to show our passports at all. The shop was a disappointment though. There was hardly any meat available and only some local farm products on sale at high prices. Thus, with no venison we returned to Mata Mata.

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TR KTP 2012 It is almost time to go back to KTP
TR KNP 2013 Gatita's KNP - will we visit a green park again? March 2013


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After filling up we returned to Urikaruus.

At Craig Lockhardt a jackal was taking a break

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a LBR checked the area

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and some vultures came for a drink

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This year we did not see as many swallow-tailed bee-eaters as last year, but this one was willing to pose

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There were some animals at Dalkeith

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We had a very strange sighting here as well – we were approached by two cars with open sunroofs and some children sticking out, sitting on the roof – how stupid was that!

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