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 Post subject: Re: Nuggets from a trip to Mokala and Kruger in October 2013
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umtali1, Guess who is back :D , I managed to catch from 10 Dec'13 - the last time I posted something on your TR - but at least, I managed to catch up on all your excellent 'Nuggets'. :dance:

You had some excellent sightings , but the one that really got me interested is the sable sightings at Talamati. It is the one sighting that kept on alluding me despite travelling the S36 a few times. :D

Great pics and thank you for sharing - really enjoying them. :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: Nuggets from a trip to Mokala and Kruger in October 2013
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Welcome back Kaapsedraai :clap: Pleased you hadn't fallen off your perch on the roof of the bus :doh:

Those sable are just so magnificent :dance: :dance: Perhaps you will have better luck during your next visit. :pray:

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 Post subject: Re: Nuggets from a trip to Mokala and Kruger in October 2013
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umtali1,

Great episode of all the feathered friends :clap: :clap:

My favourite this time is the Fish Eagle...stunning. :thumbs_up:

More please :popcorn: :popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: Nuggets from a trip to Mokala and Kruger in October 2013
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Delighted you are still enjoying our nuggets :clap: :clap:

Bateleurs and black eagles are my favourites of all time. Alas we don't see the black eagles very often in the KNP as they prefer kopjies for nest sites. :( Shall just have to return.........

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 Post subject: Re: Nuggets from a trip to Mokala and Kruger in October 2013
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Fantastic raptor collection, umtali :clap: :clap: :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: Nuggets from a trip to Mokala and Kruger in October 2013
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Thank you Pumbaa :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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An Endangered Species.

This is a celebration of the rhino, a magnificent beast with its prehistoric coat of armour and superb horns for which they are being cruelly, remorselessly and senselessly slaughtered.

We shall not reveal where we saw any of the sightings of which there were thirty or more. So sit back and enjoy them while you can.

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We have included a video to celebrate these magnificent beasts, especially for anyone who has climbed aboard later in the trip. So apologies if you saw this very early on in our journey.



Let us all hope that reason will prevail and the slaughter of any creature just to satisfy a human fantasy will stop before it is too late and all creatures will be there for our grandchildren and great-grandchildren and beyond to see and enjoy.

We really do have the most beautiful flora and fauna in South Africa which we should cherish and encourage future generations to preserve so that they too will be amazed at what we have as in the next nugget…..

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 Post subject: Re: Nuggets from a trip to Mokala and Kruger in October 2013
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umtali1, you got some lovely rhino pics. :dance:

I guess you enjoyed photographing them. :D

Thank you for sharing. :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Nuggets from a trip to Mokala and Kruger in October 2013
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Beautiful Rhino photos and video. :clap: :clap: ..They sure do enjoy their mud baths. :dance:

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Let us all hope that reason will prevail and the slaughter of any creature just to satisfy a human fantasy will stop before it is too late and all creatures will be there for our grandchildren and great-grandchildren and beyond to see and enjoy.


Agree 100% Umtali1 :thumbs_up:...It would be an extremely :cry: day if there were no more Rhino's. :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: Nuggets from a trip to Mokala and Kruger in October 2013
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Kaapsedraai wrote:
I guess you enjoyed photographing them. :D


My SO had that pleasure :clap: :clap: Thank you for your generous comments. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

Trrp-trrrrrrr - thanks for your kind comments :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Nuggets from a trip to Mokala and Kruger in October 2013
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Thank you for "my" Fish Eagle Umtali1! He is beautiful! :clap: :clap:

I have just caught up on a few episodes. The January floods were so devastating! But fortunately, SANParks worked so hard to repair what they could, while nature has already done a good job too! :dance: :dance: However, there are still lots of signs of what had happened. :(

Stunning Rhino sightings! It is so sad that so many of them are killed, I don't even want to think about it while watching these majestic animals. Great video too! I don't mind to look at it several times! :clap: :clap:

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Indeed, Umtali :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: may reason prevail.

What lovely images of this vulnerable creature. I do love the mom and baby shot. May this continue.

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Indeed, Umtali :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: may reason prevail.

What lovely images of this vulnerable creature. I do love the mom and baby shot. May this continue.

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That baby was sooooo tiny. Sadly, I think we have a very long battle on our hands to save these innocent creatures. :(

Hilda, pleased you have had time to catch up :thumbs_up: There is something very distinguished about the fish eagle.

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An Endangered Species.

This is a celebration of the rhino, a magnificent beast Let us all hope that reason will prevail and the slaughter of any creature just to satisfy a human fantasy will stop before it is too late and all creatures will be there for our grandchildren and great-grandchildren and beyond to see and enjoy.

We really do have the most beautiful flora and fauna in South Africa which we should cherish and encourage future generations to preserve so that they too will be amazed ..

ImageImage could not agree more with you, some Image for you, keep Image all your friends , family and anyone else who will listen about the plight of our Image

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 Post subject: Re: Nuggets from a trip to Mokala and Kruger in October 2013
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Thank you, Isinkwe, for the flowers and generous comments. We do our best at this end. :wall: :wall: :wall:

As you guessed correctly about the topic, I hope you've had that cooooool drink or two. :dance: :dance: :dance:

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