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 Post subject: Re: Really rare Kgalagadi sighting - Share your rarest sightings
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:35 pm 
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Thanks Madach :thumbs_up:
Super pics in the link you attached, thank you.

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 Post subject: Re: Really rare Kgalagadi sighting - Share your rarest sightings
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Hi there,

I'm new in this forum, but used to other forums in Germany.

My rarest sightings

Bat-reared fox, 11. May 2009 near Twee Rivieren
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Secretary Bird ( Not rare, but seldom flying), 14.5.2009 at the Nossob Road
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Tawny Eagle, 20.11.2008
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A Honey Badger at Grootkolk, 23.10.2008
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 Post subject: Re: Really rare Kgalagadi sighting - Share your rarest sightings
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Meet the Oceans wrote:
Bat-reared fox,


You mean: Bat Eared Fox :hmz:

Great pics and WELCOME to the forum! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Really rare Kgalagadi sighting - Share your rarest sightings
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Forgot some:

Chanting Gooshawk feeding his Chick with a snake,
Nossob Road, Christmas 2008

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Stork at Unions End, Christmas 2008

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Not rare but funny, Lion after a fight with a porcupine

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 Post subject: Re: Really rare Kgalagadi sighting - Share your rarest sightings
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Switchback wrote:
Meet the Oceans wrote:
Bat-reared fox,


You mean: Bat Eared Fox :hmz:

Great pics and WELCOME to the forum! :thumbs_up:


Yes, Bat Eared Fox, for sure, was typing too quick,
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 Post subject: Re: Really rare Kgalagadi sighting - Share your rarest sightings
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How about cheetah chasing ostrich ?

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 Post subject: Re: Really rare Kgalagadi sighting - Share your rarest sightings
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:clap: nice

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 Post subject: Re: Really rare Kgalagadi sighting - Share your rarest sightings
Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:52 am 
Wow, what a sighting deirdrej !!! :clap:
In 2003, near Kalahari Tented Camp, we found a cheetah that caught a male ostrich on its own….we did not see the kill, but heard from others that it just happened before we arrived.

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 Post subject: Re: Really rare Kgalagadi sighting - Share your rarest sightings
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Hey Jumbo, that's 6 years old already!
Do you have closeer pics so that we can try to id the cheetah and try to find him (her) again?

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 Post subject: Re: Really rare Kgalagadi sighting - Share your rarest sightings
Unread postPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:20 am 
Hi Pikasso
Unfortunately not. :( Just after this trip I got a new desktop and in the process of transferring all my files over to the new computer I lost all our photos of this trip :wall: …the only photos I had left are ones that I significantly reduced in size and emailed to our parents… I do however think we, somewhere, still have video footage of this. Will try and find it and could possibly frame grab some closer images….but this may take a while. :?

What I also do remember, is that in the sightings book at KTC, there was a previous entry of a cheetah that caught an ostrich…possibly the same one that have figured out the trick of catching ostriches?


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 Post subject: Re: Really rare Kgalagadi sighting - Share your rarest sightings
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Interesting sightings ...on one of my trips to Nossob we missed a cheetah killing a ostrich at Rooikop. All I saw was a few feathers blowing in the breeze though.

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 Post subject: Re: Really rare Kgalagadi sighting - Share your rarest sightings
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What a pity Jumbo :( !
We always have at least 3 copies of our pics...
I hope you can eventually find a close up :| !

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 Post subject: Re: Really rare Kgalagadi sighting - Share your rarest sightings
Unread postPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:32 pm 
Don’t worry Pikasso, that one thought me a very hard lesson and we now also keep several copies of our photos.
As soon as I get a bit of time I will post that video…we took video on the day of the kill, and the morning after when there was basically just feathers left and the BBJ's were all running around with feathers in their mouths.

@Caracal …can you just imagine what a spectacular sighting it must be to see the actual kill! 8) An ostrich is a dangerous creature and the cheetah is not one of the most robust predators! We were so excited about the sighting, we did not think about asking the other people how the kill actually took place. Afterward we started speculating about this. This was at the beginning of August and in this time we saw a lot of male ostriches during their mating display…where they go and sit on the ground and flap their wings….we believe that this might have happened here and that the cheetah took advantage of what is then actually a easy target. :?


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 Post subject: Re: Really rare Kgalagadi sighting - Share your rarest sightings
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I must admit similar thoughts went through my mind......I also came to the conclusion that the ostrich must have been lying down..or maybe drinking at the waterhole. Nobody actually witnessed the kill at Rooikop..they arrived after the fact and if I remember correctly the kill was pretty close to the waterhole.
Hoping to see some cheetahs on our upcoming trip to KTP :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Really rare Kgalagadi sighting - Share your rarest sightings
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My rarest and perhaps most exciting sighting in the KTP was the Lion/porcupine kill last year. It has been posted before in my trip report (as in signature below) but here are the relevant sequence of images:

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Would love to see a bat rearing a fox though ! :lol:

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