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Re: Recent Animal Sightings.(2013)

Unread postby arrie09 » Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:31 pm

Hi Anton

Yes the lions played arround at the waterhole the whole night at Mata Mata restcamp.

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Re: Recent Animal Sightings.(2013)

Unread postby Scouter » Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:03 am

Just a quick update for you guys watching this thread - got back yesterday after a quick week in the park - TR - KTC - TR ( 7 nights) ...

Sightings wise it was the quietest trip in the past 11 trips with not a single lion - heard them at TR and KTC, saw their spoor but they were in hiding as everyone was in the same boat and wondering where they were this past week . We were at KTC when a pride of 12 killed a gemsbok against the Botswana fence at Two Rivers and they could be seen from outside Jannies office :mrgreen: but otherwise nada .. No spotties either or brownies .. but 2 awesome honey badger sightings up near MM ... very few batties too and only just before returning to camp at night ...

There are huge herds ( 150 - 200 +) of springbok and wildebeest in both the Auob and Nossob rivers which great to see - saw many herds of over 50 gemsbok too which was the biggest we-ve ever seen - good cheetah still up near MM ( 7 different ones in 3 days ) plus leopard at 14th :dance: - lots of suricate dens but they only come out late mornings as its REALLY cold...

Had stunning Bateleur and vulture sightings too which was great ...

Anyone going up soon - ENJOY - and hope the lions come out to play for you :thumbs_up:
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Re: Recent Animal Sightings.(2013)

Unread postby Jonkers » Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:20 am

hi scouter :yaya:
it looks you can't stay away from KTP.

I hope to see the herds next month, I can sit and watch the wildebeest for looooooooooooooooooooong
and I don't mind the cold, we are prepared for that

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Re: Recent Animal Sightings.(2013)

Unread postby Scouter » Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:58 pm

Hi Jonkers :yaya: yip, afraid thats true :redface: but I blame my daughter for this trip up ! Oh and someone told me not so long ago my heart is filled with red sand , so its not surprise really :D

Have a wonderful time next month - sure the wildebeest will still be there - we had so much fun watching them this time - they were really crazy - lots of running around chasing each other and doing silly dances and stuff - was really great ... oh and lots of nice youngsters too ... ENJOY !
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Re: Recent Animal Sightings.(2013)

Unread postby anne-marie » Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:26 pm

:yaya: Scouter and thanks for the update :k

:hmz: in the seven différents Cheetahs, are they the family of four ? Gertie and her young ones ?
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Re: Recent Animal Sightings.(2013)

Unread postby Scouter » Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:51 pm

ah anne-marie sorry sorry :redface: - yes, we sat with Gertie's 3 cubs right next to the road for about an hour on Wednesday afternoon near Sitzas , then decided to go book a sunset drive :twisted: so we spent another hour and a half with them till it got dark ( Martin the guide at MM was very obliging and didnt mind us just sitting with the cheetahs ) .. when it got dark mom Gertie emerged from the bush she had been hiding in and took the cubs off to a huge tree across the riverbed to sleep in - they are all looking amazing !! Will post some photos for you soon I promise :thumbs_up:
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Re: Recent Animal Sightings.(2013)

Unread postby anne-marie » Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:46 pm

Yesss ! thank you :dance:
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Re: Recent Animal Sightings.(2013)

Unread postby Scouter » Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:39 pm

For you especially anne-marie - Bron took some much nicer ones so will get those this weekend :)

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Re: Recent Animal Sightings.(2013)

Unread postby anne-marie » Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:07 pm

wow they are beautiful... and big now, and still in good health :dance:
thank you Scouter :k
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Re: Recent Animal Sightings.(2013)

Unread postby Div » Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:17 pm

Fantastic place to see Cheetah. Probably the best in SA .

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Re: Recent Animal Sightings.(2013)

Unread postby bosmadmark » Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:06 am

Hi mites,

Not sure if I am posting in the right topic, but giving it a go. I read on the KTP fauna and flora link under mamals that Wild Dogs occur in KTP. Is this true and also have there been any photos taken of them?
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Re: Recent Animal Sightings.(2013)

Unread postby anne-marie » Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:52 am

:yaya: bosmadmark, welcome to the forum

Wild Dogs was in Kgalagadi, long time ago :wink:
there is a thread.... will search where :whistle:
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Re: Recent Animal Sightings.(2013)

Unread postby anne-marie » Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:00 am

HERE there is an explanation from the Guru :thumbs_up:
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Re: Recent Animal Sightings.(2013)

Unread postby bosmadmark » Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:30 am

Thank you very much anne-marie. They are my favourite animal, hence the interest. Have a wonderful day!!
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Re: Recent Animal Sightings.(2013)

Unread postby AntonA » Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:27 pm

Hi there,

Thanks Scouter, we will also be in the KTP in 10 days and always enjoy Cheetah's. Arrie and yourself saw the Cheetahs much closer to Mata Mata than what we use to.

Can you confirm that they were between Sitsas and Delkeith.

If you drive from Mata Mata to TR, the road give you the option to split to the left and then to join the road again a kilometer or so later. Were the Cheetah on the main road or on that splits?

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