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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:50 am

Did go out last night on a drive, but unfortunately has to turn around as the fan belt give off a irritating sound,this morning when inspecting the alternator came was loose and the brackets which was holding it was broken,I could just imagine the damage to the truck and was glad that i make the decicion to turn around,it was however repaired again this morning by the technical department.

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:38 pm

Did not see much tonight on the drive,springbok at the black ridges,hares,rock rabbits,klipspringers and a spotted eagle owl,also did stargazing, 'If you can't find them on land reach for the sky'

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:24 pm

Good evening all
Just came back from a drive,eland were found close to the restcamp in the thicket of vegetation,giraffe at the bottom of the black ridges,gemsbok at hollombacht as well as red hartebees,klipspringer,scrub hare,rock rabbit,african wildcat,genet and spotted eagle owl were also seen.

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:04 am

Just came back from a morning drive,giraffes at kukurasiep dry river bed,another bull giraffe at the bottom of the black ridges which is the same one that we have seen last night,springbok and klipspringers were also seen,spoor of zebra's were also seen on the road,but unfortunately no sign of them. Pale chanting goshawk,rock kestril and bokmakierie were a few of the bird species.

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Micetta » Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:40 pm

The night drive was better, if you don't count the zebra spoor trible :wink: :lol:

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby annapangolin » Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:56 pm

Hi AG,

Sign me up for the Thursday night drive :D

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It would be great to meet you!

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:26 pm

Will do so Moose,Micetta I think you will agree that tonight sightings was better than this morning,no spoor,Just came back and the following were seen:
Eland close to the restcamp,another herd of +- 60 eland close to the bridge,gemsbok in the area of holombacht,klipspringers,scrub hare,red rock rabbit,spotted eagle owl and 2 genets on separate occasions and lastly a bat eared fox.

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:33 pm

Good evening all
Have meet Moose tonight on the drive,the following were seen:
Herd of eland close to the restcamp,african wildcat at two occasions,spotted eagle owl and thick knee,springbok herd at Hollombacht,klipspringers,scrub hare and red rock rabbit,genet at kukurasiep.
When entering the restcamp close to the water I have noticed eyes and has to reverse,only the back of a otter,don"n know if the tousist have seen it,it was so quick.

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Micetta » Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:57 pm

I am sure that Moose was enthusiatic, especially if she held the spot light :wink:

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:43 am

Micetta I think it was to cold,she was sitting behind me with all her winter gear.Just came back from a morning drive,eland,gemsbok,klipspringers,springbok at Holombacht and giraffes at the area where the fonteintjie is,troop of baboons closed to Moonrock,vervet monkeys close to the restcamp,giant kingfisher and african black duck as well,tourist were particular interested in the plantlife.

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:25 pm

Otter :big_eyes:

Are they 'common' at Augrabies AG, or was that a very lucky quick sighting?
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:56 pm

Bush Baptist this is the second sighting of cape clawless otter and a lucky sighting as well,the first one more clearer than the second,it's however difficult to say that they are 'common' as their activities are late afternoon and early evening,and limit to certain water body's.

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:46 pm

Good evening all,just came back from a drive,giraffes,red hartebees at the bridge,eland in the area of moonrock,scrub hare,red rock rabbit,african wildcat,porcupine,thick knee and spottf eagle owl

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sun May 01, 2011 12:09 pm

I have been to Kruger many times AG and never seen porcupine there, nor CC Otter (although my late father saw one near LS about 2 years ago).

These are very marketable sightings as well as your AWC!
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Batmad » Sat May 07, 2011 7:36 pm

Augrabies Guru- I picked up Cape Clawless Otter Droppings and Tracks in the puddles right by the water in front of the huts to the far end of the camp, i think number 9 or something? But the tracks and faeces were deffinatley there :thumbs_up:
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