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 Post subject: Two lucky days in Addo
Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:20 pm 
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No, I did not see the lions...but look at all the other animals. And this in only two half day trips.

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 Post subject: Re: Two lucky days in Addo
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:clap: :clap: J.J. beautiful photos :clap: :clap: Thank you :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Two lucky days in Addo
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And also this Spotted Dikkop...

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 Post subject: Re: Two lucky days in Addo
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Your photos are exceptional, JJ! It looks as if those elephants are plunging into a loose scrum!


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 Post subject: Re: Two lucky days in Addo
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Great photo's JJ. :clap: :clap:
Thats why I love Addo, always something to enjoy.


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 Post subject: Re: Two lucky days in Addo
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Caracal with kill :thumbs_up:

Did you see it happen J.J.?

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 Post subject: Re: Two lucky days in Addo
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Brilliant JJ.
Thanks for sharing.
I would still enjoy Addo even if I never saw an elephant.
There is always so much more if one is prepared to look for the lesser known species.
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 Post subject: Re: Two lucky days in Addo
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What amazing photos! It makes me even more impatient for my trip to Addo - and it's still eight months away! But I do appreciate that I probably won't see many of these creatures.

Can I make a plea to those who post their photos. It would be very helpful if you could name the subjects. I expect all the Saffie forumites know what they are, but those of us from overseas making our first trip to the park may not.

Could someone please correct me if any of these are wrong, as I'd like to familiarise myself with them so I know what I'm looking at when I'm there. I think they are:
1. Meercat (or Suricat? Are they the same?)
2. Scrub hare (or is it a Cape hare?)
3. Black-backed jackal
4. Warthog
5. ? Some sort of antelope? They are SO difficult to sort out and remember!
6. Red bishop
7. Black-headed heron
8. Warthog
9. Caracal (with young warthog kill?)
10. Secretary bird
11, 12, 13. Elephant!
14. Warthog

Thanks for any help with these.

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 Post subject: Re: Two lucky days in Addo
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Beautiful pics!!!! :clap:

5. ? Some sort of antelope? They are SO difficult to sort out and remember! Female kudu I believe...looks like she is talking...

The birds I can't help with...but it looks like you are right with most of the pics!!! :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Two lucky days in Addo
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Thanks for sharing those amazing pictures with us :thumbs_up:

My favourites are of course the warthogs :tongue:

Great caracal sighting :big_eyes:

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 Post subject: Re: Two lucky days in Addo
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anitagibbs wrote:

1. Meercat (or Suricat? Are they the same?)


Yes they are the same, but the one in JJ's pic is a White Tailed mongoose.

I could not get hold of a better photo now,but this one will show some differences.

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 Post subject: Re: Two lucky days in Addo
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J.J. - brilliant pics and a caracal :big_eyes:
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 Post subject: Re: Two lucky days in Addo
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5. ? Some sort of antelope? They are SO difficult to sort out and remember! Female kudu I believe...looks like she is talking...

Thanks, CC. Had it been a male the horns would probably have given it away, but I suppose the ears should have given me a clue! :roll: I wonder what she's saying? :lol:

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anitagibbs wrote:
1. Meercat (or Suricat? Are they the same?)

Yes they are the same, but the one in JJ's pic is a White Tailed mongoose.

I could not get hold of a better photo now,but this one will show some differences.

Thanks so much, Henk. They do look quite different in the photos, but identification in the field might be a different matter!

I must try to get hold of an identification guide. I have a nice slim guide to the wildlife of the Cape Peninsula, which covers most of the common animals and plants, and is an ideal weight for air travel. Does anyone know of anything similar that would be useful for Addo?

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 Post subject: Re: Two lucky days in Addo
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The kudu above is a cow...here is the "talking" husband...chewing a bone. Did you noticed the well camouflage eggs on the Dikkop's photo above.


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 Post subject: Re: Two lucky days in Addo
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Yes they are the same, but the one in JJ's pic is a White Tailed mongoose.

Actually Henk JJ pic is that of a yellow mongoose. A white tailed mongoose is quite dark and has a bushy whitish tail. I stand to be corrected here but I do not think the white tailed mongoose occurs in Addo :D
We saw one on a night drive in Kruger and the guide was very excited about the sighting because he was of the opinion that they are seldom seen.


@ J.J ...I would gladly exchange any of my lion sightings in Addo for that Caracal sighting....awesome !!! :dance:
Super photos ..thanks for sharing !!

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