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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby hilda » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:13 am

I love the "hide 'n seek" sequence of the Giraffe AG! Beautifully captured! :clap: :clap:

Augrabies Guru wrote:@ Hilda, lets hope we have some awesome sightings that evening

I am sure we will AG! :D

What a lovely sunset! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby anne-marie » Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:48 pm

nice Giraffe's pics :lol:
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Tarsier » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:23 pm

Hi Guru, I am off to the KTP in two weeks time and thought about stopping at Augrabies on the way back. Really keen to photograph a Red Rock Rabbit. What are the chances of seeing one on a night drive? Are they very skittish or do they hang around?

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:58 am

Hi Tarsier
Welcome to the forum :) .
There is a good chance of seeing them, I know of at least 4 sights in the area of the Black Ridges where there is a good oppurtunity to find them.
They do hang around.

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Tarsier » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:31 pm

Thanks Guru. I will most probably stay over and join you on the night drive. Sunday the 16th is when I will arrive if all goes as planned.
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:33 am

Morning all
Dear forumites my time in Augrabies has come to an end, and it was great fun and a experience to post on this forum.
Hopefully I will return to Augrabies in a few years time.
I have accepted a position in Karroo National Park and will start there on the first of March.
Last night was perhaps my last sighting of my Augrabies leopards, and was it with a bang, certainly.

Female leopard with 2 cubs, sitting and walking on top of a rocky hill, unfortunately to far to take pics, but still a good sighting.
Red rock rabbit
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby anne-marie » Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:42 am

Leopard with 2 cubs :dance: :dance: :dance:
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Unread postby hilda » Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:20 pm

How disappointing AG! But I wish you all the luck in the world with your new position! I only wish the starting date at Karoo National Park was 1 May 2014, because we were looking forward to a night drive with you on 3 April 2014! :(

What a wonderful Leopard sighting you had last night! :clap: :clap:

Lots of other sightings too! :dance: :dance:

I am going to miss your postings on Augrabies Night Drive Sightings, but hopefully your successor will follow suit! :thumbs_up:

Good luck and thank you for all your wonderful postings and pictures AG! :gflower:
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:32 pm

anne-marie wrote:Leopard with 2 cubs :dance: :dance: :dance:

:dance: :dance:

Thank you for all you have done for ANP AG. :clap: :clap:

I wish you all the best in your new venture. I trust that you will train someone else in ANP to continue this excellent work before you depart, and when you get to Karoo, you will start it there.
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby lion queen » Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:58 pm

Wow Augrabies sure treated you on a great goodbye gift!! So glad you got to see the leopard and two cubs!! Population is growing nicely!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Best of luck on your new position at Karoo........please send us your sightings from there....... :thumbs_up:
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:44 pm

I will not be doiing guiding in Karoo but will be involve in the conservation section.
I will however see if I can give you info on the lions there and perhaps start a plant threat if I can.

@ Hilda,Bush Baptist,Lion queen, I will leave a detailed note with the my sucssesor to continue with what I have been doing here as well as the leopard monitoring :) .

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby hilda » Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:05 am

Thank you AG! As long as you don't disappear from the Forums! :dance: :dance:
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Unread postby lion queen » Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:34 am

Thanks AG, really appreciated......... :thumbs_up:
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby anne-marie » Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:16 am

Yes, waiting for both of you
Karoo and Augrabies :dance:
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby AstroMatt » Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:14 pm

Amazing sighting and what a way for the park to give you a send off.
However, it is such a shame to be losing you from the park. Koru and I will miss your game drives immensely! :cry: :cry:

Best of luck in the Karoo and we'll be sure to pop over to say hi. :thumbs_up:
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