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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:52 am

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@ Anne-marie, and eland again last night close to the restcamp and part of the herd at Oranjekom waterhole with a lot of youngsters. Well I know there is a few forumites to which eland is still on their wish list.

Now eland, giraffes and african wildcat was all found close to the restcamp.
Gemsbok in the area of Moonrock and genet ,red rock rabbit and scrub hare all over the place.

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:41 am

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Last night eland was found close to the restcamp, while looking at one of them there was one just lying behind a scrub about 5meters from the vehicle,small herd of springbok and gemsbok in the area of Moonrock and a pair of klipspringers as well.

Hartmann zebra and a red hartebees bull at the other side of the Black Ridges.
On my way back african wildcat,red rock rabbit,scrub hare and spotted eagle owl at the end.

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby lion queen » Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:55 am

Those Eland is staying close to the rest camp it seems............ :dance: :dance:
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:12 am

Morning all
Well lion queen eland again last night close to the restcamp and some of them close to Oranjekom waterhole.
Giraffes,springbok lambs and gemsbok were also found before Moonrock.

Red rock rabbit,scrub hare as well.

And another giraffe bull so close to the road,quite a satisfaction for the people I took out. Spotted eagle owl at the end feeding on something.

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby lion queen » Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:46 am

Wonderful about the Eland!!! :dance: :dance:

So you too got Springbok lambs?? We saw a few in Mountain Zebra two weeks ago, and I wondered about that??
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:17 am

Morning all
Aardwolf last night at the low water bridge which is not far from the restcamp,give us a look and start running,springbok and klipspringers in the area of Moonrock.
Gemsbok were in the area of Oranjekom waterhole.
Plenty of scrub hare and red rock rabbit.
A Black backed jackal,fairly young one was hiding in a bush after which some time it show itself.

On my way back steenbok,and a spotted eagle owl which was seen to late as I was coming around a sharp turn and it was flying of, I back up a bit in the hope to find it again,and lucky us it was still there sitting in a scrub.
Black backed jackal again in the area of the Black Ridges and another aardwolf.

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby lion queen » Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:26 am

Wow Wow Wow!!!!!

2 Aardwolfies!!!!............I need to come visit soon!!!! :dance: :dance: :dance:
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:30 am

Yep! I was just so exited, and the best part it was really nice sightings with a full truck,and I still asked them if everybody have a look at it.

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby lion queen » Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:32 am

AG you never know with a full truck.........better to ask, than hear afterwards some-one was looking at the stars!!!

I'm very glad you had this awesome sighting!!!
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:00 pm

Aardwolf ... and another.

Wow, this park has great smaller game variety. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby picnic » Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:04 pm

:thumbs_up: BB, our first aardwolf we saw at Mountain Zebra. 8) We will go and have a look at Augrabies too. :D

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:08 pm

MZ is on my to do list picnic :wink:
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby anne-marie » Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:25 pm

maybe... maybe will see one... in Augrabies... soon :whistle:
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:44 am

Morning all
The following was found in a 5km line.
Eland again close to the restcamp, spotted eagle owl with them, stripe pole cat,gemsbok and african wildcat.

On my way back Black backed jackal,scrub hare and klipspringers.

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:28 am

Morning all
Eland again last night close to the restcamp.
Spotted eagle owl sitting at the low water bridge, there was not really water flowing and it was properly looking for crabs and frogs passing this area.
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And then the family which I have took out was in Mokala and they have seen a aardvark there spotted by their 11 year old boy while on a nightdrive, so the boy spot a aardwolf this time, unknowingly what it was I told them that they are very lucky to saw it.

Giraffes in the kukurasiep area and a red hartebees in the area of Oranjekom waterhole, also a family of klipspringers in the area of the Black ridges close to the road.
Red rock rabbit and scrub hare as well.


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