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

Unread postby gatita » Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:41 pm

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Unfortunately we only could stay for 10 minutes as we had to go back to camp but it was amazing to watch.
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Re: In search of honey badger, porcupine and whistling rat

Unread postby gatita » Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:42 pm

While we were braaing some lions appeared at the waterhole

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

Unread postby gatita » Sat Aug 09, 2014 2:33 pm

12.10.2013

This was our last day in the park. We were the only ones to go on a morning drive. Suddenly we saw something on the road which looked like a bush but turned out to be two porcupines. Our mission was accomplished. We had found each and every animal of our wish list. Unfortunately the camera was still switched off and the lens tightened. Thus, when I was ready the porcupines already disappeared behind some bushes

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

Unread postby gatita » Sat Aug 09, 2014 2:34 pm

Along the way we saw another kori

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and a lifer for me a spotted thick-knee

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some squirrels enjoyed the sun

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

Unread postby gatita » Sat Aug 09, 2014 2:34 pm

some testing

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while the kids stayed in the kindergarten

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

Unread postby gatita » Sat Aug 09, 2014 2:35 pm

the young martial was still in the nest

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

Unread postby gatita » Sat Aug 09, 2014 2:36 pm

back at Kieliekrankie we saw another whistling rat which seemed to be nursing a small one

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

Unread postby gatita » Sat Aug 09, 2014 2:37 pm

a kalahari scrub robin and a bulbul came to visit us

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while two ostriches passed

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

Unread postby gatita » Sat Aug 09, 2014 2:38 pm

We left Kieliekrankie towards the Nossob river and saw the typical suspects northern black korhaans

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

Unread postby gatita » Sat Aug 09, 2014 2:39 pm

steenbok, kori and pcgs. Close to Kij Kij a lioness was sleeping under a tree and two more under a bush nearby.

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but as sleeping lions are not that fascinating we moved on and found a bateleur on a carcass

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

Unread postby gatita » Sat Aug 09, 2014 2:40 pm

and another sleeping lady who only once in a while moved her head and hind leg

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

Unread postby gatita » Sat Aug 09, 2014 2:41 pm

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

Unread postby gatita » Sat Aug 09, 2014 2:42 pm

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as I love leopards this was a marvelous farewell gift from the park.
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Re: In search of honey badger, porcupine and whistling rat

Unread postby gatita » Sat Aug 09, 2014 2:43 pm

Our last sighting was a lone jackal

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With heavy hearts we went to the petrol station to reinflate our tires. My SO wanted to fill up in Askham as he thought it was cheaper. We then went to reception and checked out.

As we approached Askham it was nearly 5 pm and the petrol station was closed already. Thus, it happened again – about 30 km before Upington the petrol light went on. :wall: But we were lucky and made it.

We stayed the night in Upington again and then we had to drive back to Johannesburg and to fly home.
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