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 Post subject: Re: Honey Badgers and other animals in WCNP
Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:13 pm 
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Oh I do know the feeling!! And then you see those stunning HB sightings others have in KTP!!!

Maybe you should start a HB sighting site in WCNP too..........your luck might just turn!!!.... :D

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 Post subject: Re: Honey Badgers and other animals in WCNP
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About 10 years ago we had a similar late afternoon 'shock' sighting in WCNP, but it was a pair of caracals.

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 Post subject: Re: Honey Badgers and other animals in WCNP
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:big_eyes: :big_eyes: Still hoping to one day have more than a 10 second glimpse of a caracal :pray: but great to know that there are also ratel at WCNP -- a park with lots of secrets! :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Honey Badgers and other animals in WCNP
Unread postPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 1:27 pm 
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Hi all

SO and I will be in West Coast NP :dance: on Sunday 5th May until Thursday 9th May so will be on the look out for some of those wonderful animals. I will post what we saw upon my return.

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DASSIEDELIGHT

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 Post subject: Re: Honey Badgers and other animals in WCNP
Unread postPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 11:35 am 
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Hi all,

Astromatt congrats on getting a photo of the honey badgers...great work!

I have seen a caracal again during the last week. Again as mentioned drive slowly along from the whale lookout towards Kraalbaai...the caracals love sunning themselves in the winter sun in the lowlying areas between dunes. Also as there are not many tourists at this time of year, they are more commonly seen on the roads before sunset.

@Dassiedelight - I hope you had some good sightings :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Honey Badgers and other animals in WCNP
Unread postPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 4:45 pm 
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Hi O-dog,
Thanks for the comments...not the best picture but it will do.
This is the only caracal i've seen in the WCNP, taken on 24th September 2011. As you described above i saw him/her sunning themselves next to the road by the turn off for Jo-Anne's Cottage. So many people drove by so quickly that they missed the sighting...oh well :wink:

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I've looked so many time since then but i've not seen another. Maybe another trip is in order this weekend :lol:

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