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 Post subject: Re: Addo Park Experiences
Unread postPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 8:49 pm 
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A little later and further down the road I found another loan buffalo bull grazing alongside the road

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Nice Buffalo picture. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Addo Park Experiences
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While driving along slowly and quietly with my vehicle’s windows open I stopped when I heard a branch cracking.
I knew that there were some ellies close by and waited.
My patience was soon rewarded as a small family group of ellies emerged from the bush and continued feeding
I watched in absolute amazement as the ellies started feeding on the Prickly Pear Cactus which has very sharp spiny thorns.

Pics of the ellies eating Prickly Pear Cactus

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A video of an ellie eating Prickly Pear Cactus


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:shock: a little bit like fishes for us :lol:

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Thanks Ronnie,

for your wonderful contribution here - Love your ellie in the golden light :thumbs_up:


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vinkie wrote:
Nice Buffalo picture. :thumbs_up:

Thank you vinkie :thumbs_up:

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:shock: a little bit like fishes for us :lol:

The thorns are much harder and sharper :shock:

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Thanks Ronnie, for your wonderful contribution here - Love your ellie in the golden light :thumbs_up:

Thank you Pumbaa for following the virtual tour :thumbs_up:

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RonnieL wrote:
anne-marie wrote:
:shock: a little bit like fishes for us :lol:

The thorns are much harder and sharper :shock:
right... but Ellie are bigger and stronger :wink:
they have to love these plants... to eat like that :lol:

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Hi RonnieL

It was SO good to meet you in Addo on Sunday! Thanks for the lovely LONG chat and all the good advice on where to go and what to look for.
The lions roared every night, and we missed them again, by minutes!
I enjoyed your new loops in Matyholweni section, and saw hundreds of warthogs there.
Had some very good elephant sightings, and the school children really enjoyed themselves.
My wife is chuffed that we are distantly related!
Will post a few pics and some of the kids' pics on my TR `Frieder & Michelle visit Kruger in December' once the dust has settled...

Keep up the good work -- it is as if we are given a free Addo game viewing drive every day!

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Hi Friedrich,
I am pleased to read that you are all safely back home. :)
It was great meeting and chatting to you. :thumbs_up:
It is amazing what one can discover and all because of the first contact we made via the forums.
I am also pleased that I was of some help to you and that the school children all enjoyed themselves.
I am looking forward to seeing some of your and the children's pics.
Greetings from the Eastern Cape

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anne-marie wrote:
RonnieL wrote:
anne-marie wrote:
:shock: a little bit like fishes for us :lol:

The thorns are much harder and sharper :shock:
right... but Ellie are bigger and stronger :wink:
they have to love these plants... to eat like that :lol:

Anne-marie the ellies do love them....thorns and all....
:lol: :lol: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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Blackbacked Jackal Having a Feast

I regard the following Blackbacked Jackal sighting the best that I have had in the park.
Soon after entering the park I came upon this jackal that was feasting on the fresh kudu remains of an overnight kill.
I was the only person there and sat quietly and soon the jackal settled down after first showing some nervousness to my presence.

Here are some of the pics I took.

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Here is a slideshow of my pics.



Here is a short video I took.


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Woderful pictures :thumbs_up: Ronnie as usual. :wink:

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OMW Ronnie :shock: :shock: :shock:

AWESOME BBJ photos :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :cam:

Not hard to see why this was your best ever jackal sighting - just amazing 8) 8) 8)

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