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 Post subject: Re: Recent Animal Sightings.(2013)
Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:39 pm 
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Div wrote:
Sounds like the park had some good rain! :thumbs_up:


Don't know about the park, but here in town, the thunder clouds are dark and noisy!! :dance: :dance: :dance:

I do hope the same there!!! :dance: :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Recent Animal Sightings.(2013)
Unread postPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:26 pm 
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Just returned from a 6 day trip to my favourite park, we had some great sightings from south to north, below are some of our highlights:

Saturday 14th Dec PM:

5 Spotted Hyena between Leeudrill and Kij Kij
1 Male lion sleeping between Rooiputs and Kij Kij
2 Cheetah just north of Auchterlonie
1 Male lion sleeping just south of 14th
Puff adder in a bush between 13th and 14th

Slept at Urikaruus, waterhole was quiet for the hours we stayed up.

Sunday 15th Dec AM:

1 Brown hyena at 13th
1 Brown hyena feeding about 3 km before 14th
1 Male 1 Female and two adolescent lions at 14th waterhole (Youngsters where chasing doves and other birds near the water) When we returned 2 hours later the male was eating a baby springbok next to the road, not sure if anybody witnessed this?

Monday 16th Dec:

1 Leopard came to drink at Urikaruus camp at 4:45am but I missed it I was having a shower :?
5 Lions just south of Kwang, the adolescent was feeding on a Bat eared fox
1 Male lion sleeping just north of Bedinkt.
Brown hyena, bat eared fox, cape fox and numerous jackals at Grootkolk

Tuesday 17th Dec:

Brown hyena at Grootkolk
Cape Cobra in the riverbed south of Union end waterhole
No cats on this day but had the same as the above drinking at Grootkolk during the night.

Wednesday 18th Dec AM:

Brown hyena at Grootkolk
Leopard in riverbed being harassed by two jackal between Kannaguass and Lijersdraai :D (distant sighting but Ill send the pics to Astromatt)
4 spotted hyena's 5 km north of Liejersdraai
4 Male and 1 female lion just north of Lijersdraai
Brown hyena just south of Polentswa
3 Male and 2 female lions at Kwang
1 Female lion killing a wildebeest 800m north of Nossob in 36 degree heat (Spotted the lion on top of the wildebeest, she struggled for 15min to suffocate the animal)

PM:

2 male and 3 female lions at Kij Kij

Thursday 19th Dec AM:

2 cheetah on ridge just north of Auchterlonie (Same guys as the first day)
1 Male lion at Humoed
1 Male and 1 female lion just north of Munro

Then the long drive back to JHB but another great trip!

Cheers


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 Post subject: Re: Recent Animal Sightings.(2013)
Unread postPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:51 pm 
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Sounds like it :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Recent Animal Sightings.(2013)
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thank you for the update :thumbs_up:

seems we don't have time to have a shower... if we want see Leopard :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Recent Animal Sightings.(2013)
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Hi Evel,

Great to hear that the lions are still around Kwang and leopard between Kannagaus and Liijers draai. Last week there were lots of leopard activities there and wildebeest kills by leopards. I think the one is Safraan. Astromatt was at Grootkolk from 7 - 12 Dec if I am not wrong with my dates.

My SO took some pics of a lion near Rooiputs on 14th Dec, but I see you refer to 2 males. Did you see them on the Botswana road or closer to the lodge. At that time the road was closed towards Kij-Kij.

See the thread about Kgalagadi lions:

Lions of KTP

I was wondering when some-one will see a kill by lions near Nossob. we were there for 10 days and saw no kills, but lots of lion more interest in mating than eating.

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 Post subject: Re: Recent Animal Sightings.(2013)
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safran :dance:
and maybe killed a Wildebeest :shock: wow what powerful these cats have :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Recent Animal Sightings.(2013)
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Great updates!! Thank you for sharing!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Recent Animal Sightings.(2013)
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Son godin wrote:
Hi Evel,

Great to hear that the lions are still around Kwang and leopard between Kannagaus and Liijers draai. Last week there were lots of leopard activities there and wildebeest kills by leopards. I think the one is Safraan. Astromatt was at Grootkolk from 7 - 12 Dec if I am not wrong with my dates.

My SO took some pics of a lion near Rooiputs on 14th Dec, but I see you refer to 2 males. Did you see them on the Botswana road or closer to the lodge. At that time the road was closed towards Kij-Kij.

See the thread about Kgalagadi lions:

Lions of KTP

I was wondering when some-one will see a kill by lions near Nossob. we were there for 10 days and saw no kills, but lots of lion more interest in mating than eating.


Hi Son godin

Sorry it was only 1 Male we saw near Rooiputs, my initial post said Males but this was a mistype :? it was closer to the lodge on the main road before the Botswana road.

The kill we witnessed was pure luck, we were very surprised to witness it in the heat but it was a lone female that seemed to be pregnant or had cubs recently. Ill post some photos soon!

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 Post subject: Re: Recent Animal Sightings.(2013)
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Evel,

It must have been this one then that you spotted at Rooiputs:

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Yes he loves a drink at the lodge or rest at the campsite.

Love to see more of your pics. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Recent Animal Sightings.(2013)
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Wow! Son Godin!

He is so Handsome!

I am glad he feels at home at the Lodge (formal dinner party) and the camping site! (round the fire!)

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 Post subject: Re: Recent Animal Sightings.(2013)
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Leaving for the park in two weeks time. Has the Auob has much rain and is there much activity near Mata Mata?


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 Post subject: Re: Recent Animal Sightings.(2013)
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Is there A Recent Animal Sighting 2014?

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 Post subject: Re: Recent Animal Sightings.(2013)
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Why o Why is this thread so quiet?!?!?!? :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Was the KG banned from the Forum?.......I hope not.....maybe his young child is taking up most of his time........been there done that :roll: :roll: :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Recent Animal Sightings.(2013)
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Just left the KTP.....very quiet from Urikaruus down to TR. Was woken at 5am with lion roaring from waterhole in front of Urikaruus! Yesturday-cheetah crossing road between Dalkeith and Craig Lockhardt and another cheetah with kill between Lockhardt and Sitzas. Didn't get to Nossob side-short trip-but heard there were a lot of lion sightings around Nossob


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Thanks Jo for the update :dance:

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