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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:57 am

Animals are certainly adapted to tolerate temperatures.
There is no correlation according to me based on my sightings temperature wise,or animals which is more common in cold weather, with the exeption of aardwolf which are regularly seen during the colder months,at night.

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Philip1 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:04 am

:clap: :clap: Ag, i can only repeat myself
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby lion queen » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:36 am

Augrabies Guru wrote:Animals are certainly adapted to tolerate temperatures.
There is no correlation according to me based on my sightings temperature wise,or animals which is more common in cold weather, with the exeption of aardwolf which are regularly seen during the colder months,at night.


Good to know about the aardwolf.........thanks AG....... :thumbs_up:
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Unread postby anne-marie » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:50 am

and the festival continues :dance:
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Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:01 pm

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DSC02717 by closed4, on Flickr
Sightings over the weekend:
Scrub hare
Spotted eagle owl
Genet
Porcupine
African wildcat
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby lion queen » Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:49 am

Love the photo AG........ :clap: :clap: :clap:

I see the porcupines came out to play again!!!........ :dance: :dance: :dance:
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Dotty » Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:28 pm

The discussion on monitoring has been split off to here
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:26 am

Morning all :)
Well klipspringers plenty last night, the giraffes was a bit scattered in the area of Moonrock and Kukurasiep area.
Lot of scrub hare's as well, spotted eagle owl at the area of the Black Ridges and a genet in the Oranjekom area.

On my way back in the Kukurasiep area something looks funny,whitish and I wonder what it could be,O! just a giraffe lying down with the neck a bit twisted,almost look like these large predator snakes, and I thought to myself hope Malealea asked me not how many of those we had here :) .

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Malealea » Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:33 am

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby lion queen » Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:59 am

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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.........Translation = Image?? Just joking....... :tongue:

Glad to see the Klippies are coming out to play!!!......... :dance: :dance:
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Nina! » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:15 am

Wow AG, that picture is beautiful!
Thank you for your updates :thumbs_up:

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby hilda » Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:42 pm

Yeah! At last .... some more Augrabies night drive sightings! Thank you AG! :clap: :clap:

I have never seen a Klipspringer at night, believe it or not! Do they also stand on the rocks, or are they lying down? I suppose it depends whether they feel safe or not? :hmz: (Sorry if this is a silly question! :redface: )

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby anne-marie » Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:09 pm

thank you Guru :D
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:52 am

hilda wrote:I have never seen a Klipspringer at night, believe it or not! Do they also stand on the rocks, or are they lying down? I suppose it depends whether they feel safe or not? (Sorry if this is a silly question! )

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@ hilda, we found this pair in the Oranjekom area, they was lying down, about 6m away from the truck,they stand up and move off.Not a silly question at all,only day light activity has been studied, based on my observations they still stand usually the males, in the earlier spells of the night then they eventually go lie down.
I have found 3 different paires on my way back and all of them was lying down.

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby hilda » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:35 pm

Thank you Augrabies Guru! Very interesting! :gflower:


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