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Re: Recent Animal Sightings.

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:41 pm

Afternoon all,

Now that im back I will get the sightings posted again soon, just need to do some catch up and then will let you know where the animals are hiding.

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Re: Recent Animal Sightings.

Unread postby Anna-MarieSA » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:34 pm

[url][/url]was in the park last week saw the most beautiful lions near Monroe two males three females and two very cute cubs We also saw a wildebeest carcass on the Nossob road which lead to vultures and jackal eating from it for the four days we stayed in the park WOW the last night we went on a night drive and saw a brownie on its way to the carcass fortunately for him there was a dead jackal next to the road which he picked up and went back to the dunes with It was my first KTP experience and I cant wait to go back Need to see more of this lovely park :dance: Night drive a must I would say
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Re: Recent Animal Sightings.

Unread postby Scouter » Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:37 pm

Anna-MarieSA :thumbs_up: - another KTP covert :dance: So glad you had a great time in the park - sounds like amazing lions and a brownie is always a big plus ! Love night drives I must say ( actually just love everything about KTP :redface: ) - so glad you enjoyed your first visit and happy you will be back !
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Re: Recent Animal Sightings.

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:47 am

Morning all,

Nossob Sightings:

13th, Sunset Drive
Small-spotted Genet, Puff Adder, General Game

14th, Sunset Drive
Tawny Eagle, Brown Snake Eagle, General Game

Night Ddrive:
Porcupine (twice), Bat-eared Foxes, General Game

Twee Rivieren

Sunset:
Plenty predator activity around Samevloeiing (Lion and Leopard tracks leading to the waterhole)
Brown Hyena
General Game

Night Drive:
Lions roaring
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Re: Recent Animal Sightings.

Unread postby anne-marie » Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:55 am

thank you :D
seems to be still here :whistle:
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Re: Recent Animal Sightings.

Unread postby Scouter » Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:58 am

:thumbs_up: thanks Jannie
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Re: Recent Animal Sightings.

Unread postby gb225450 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:31 pm

Thanks :mrgreen:
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Re: Recent Animal Sightings.

Unread postby Felix999 » Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:47 pm

Thanx Jannie :D

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Re: Recent Animal Sightings.

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Sat May 04, 2013 8:17 am

Morning All,

The last few weeks had been a tough one and i just didn’t get to the postings of the latest sightings. The past weeks has seen more predators moving into the Nossob riverbed, not that the predators left the Aoub riverbed.

Mata-Mata's drives have seen some good predator sightings which included a lion kill, cheetah at the waterhole and leopard sightings.

Nossob have had plenty lion activity on the drives as well as brown hyena and caracal.

Twee Rivieren have seen a decline of lions on the drives, but an increase of brown hyena, caracal sightings. Two nights ago the people on the drive saw how a caracal killed a springhare. Lion’s sightings have started increasing the last two days.

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Re: Recent Animal Sightings.

Unread postby Lionspoon » Sat May 04, 2013 8:39 am

Caracal :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Tell me, KG, do you think a caracal would be able to kill a smaller steenbok as well? :hmz:
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Re: Recent Animal Sightings.

Unread postby anne-marie » Sat May 04, 2013 8:48 am

:dance: a lot of Caracals

good question Lionspoon :thumbs_up:
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Re: Recent Animal Sightings.

Unread postby Leanawel » Sat May 04, 2013 12:12 pm

Thanks KG :thumbs_up:

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Re: Recent Animal Sightings.

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Sun May 05, 2013 11:50 am

Carcal would be able to kill a steenbok.

Last night caracal was spotted again, porcupine was seen and Brown Hyena.
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Re: Recent Animal Sightings.

Unread postby arrie09 » Mon May 06, 2013 12:07 pm

Hi.

We would be visiting the KTP on the end of May for 10 days. I would like to know if its possible to get some information on hyena or jackal dens and so on in the park.

The last time we visited the park a guy gave us all gps coordinates of active dens and it helped allot on getting to see them.

Just wondering if it would be possible to get some of those information ?

Let me know if someone might know. :D .

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Re: Recent Animal Sightings.

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon May 06, 2013 12:55 pm

Welcome to the forum arrie09.

Jackals are plentiful in the park.

Hyena dens - well maybe KG can help you.
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