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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby anne-marie » Fri May 24, 2013 4:38 pm

Aardwolf :dance: and soon... inside de camera trap :lol:
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Sat May 25, 2013 8:49 am

Morning all
Giraffes found one's again close to the restcamp and spotted eagle owl in the area of Moonrock with 2 of them sitting on a rock boulder on my way back.

African wildcat at the Black Ridges and it seems kudu's also favour this area now.
Scrub hare's plenty,

On my way back I followed a two track road from the main road and found a herd of springbok.

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby MarkusF » Sat May 25, 2013 11:41 am

Lovely sightings and the aardwolf special!

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby hilda » Sat May 25, 2013 2:26 pm

The Aardwolf must have been really very special AG! The camera trap should work! :dance: :dance:

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Sun May 26, 2013 7:50 am

Morning all
Giraffes one's again only scattered this time, we found 4 of them close to the camp, 1 bull at the bottom of the Black Ridges and another 4 of them at Holombacht waterhole.
There is only 10 giraffes on this section.

A large herd of eland at the bottom of the Black Ridges and a smaller herd of gemsbok also at Holombacht waterhole.

Red rock rabbit, scrub hare, spotted eagle owl and african wildcat at 4 different occasions.

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby hilda » Sun May 26, 2013 1:18 pm

Lovely sightings once again AG! Thanks for the update! :dance: :dance:

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby MarkusF » Sun May 26, 2013 2:52 pm

Wonderful, again AWC! :cool:

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Tue May 28, 2013 8:20 am

Morning all :D
The following is sightings from Sunday night 26/05 and they are hot,hot,hot........ :)

We start of with the usual a scrub hare in the area of Moonrock.
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A few giraffes in Kukurasiep area and then.....
In the area of Oranjekom waterhole eland and as we drive along and making the turn towards the Black Ridges more eland and a leopard sitting on top of a rock boulder,came down slowly more in our direction, hiding behind some bushes, crossing the road and roll on the ground :) ...proceeding towards the other side.
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In the area of the Black Ridges african wildcat and genet and on our way back we found the leopard again and aardwolf in the same area. :big_eyes:
Klipspringers and springbok as well.

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Philip1 » Tue May 28, 2013 8:35 am

:) AG.....I am sure, with your Awesome posting of "Augrabies Night Drive Sightings", you must draw a lot of people to Augrabies!!!! :thanx: For your Great Report and Magic pics. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby lion queen » Tue May 28, 2013 8:44 am

Oh this is great news!!!

What stunning sightings you had and I can see why the drive was hot hot hot!!!
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Tue May 28, 2013 9:04 am

Well what I can say now is that this leopard is a female and this is the 2nd sighting that I have of her, the 1st sighting ever with pics of the leopard that we have in the beginning is also another one.

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby MarkusF » Tue May 28, 2013 9:13 am

Now this is a drive to be remembered for a very long time to come! :clap:

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Nina! » Tue May 28, 2013 9:34 am

Wow AG, great sighting :D
Aardwolf.......and leopard......congratulations :D

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Tue May 28, 2013 10:06 am

Sheesh - the jackpot! :thumbs_up:

3rd leopard sighting in a few months!

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Tue May 28, 2013 10:57 am

Just shows that the camera should go out and I almost left it...... :D


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