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 Post subject: Aardwolf in Mountain Zebra NP
Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:39 pm 
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For years I've been hoping for a half decent Aardwolf sighting but my best sighting so far was a dead one on the road from Kasane to Nata in Botswana. Two years ago I went to Mountain Zebra NP and I was hoping to see one there because there are relatively frequent sightings there. I didn't see one then so this year I went back for another try. I went in winter (July) and reconned that due to the cooler temperatures maybe Aardwolves would be active for some time after sunrise and before sunset.

We arrived at the gate of of the park at 13h20 and five minutes later we spotted our first Aardwolf :dance: It was far away so not really a photo opportunity but a sighting non the less. The next day we had another sighting at the end of the day and I'll let the pictures speak for itself as I don't think I need to comment further on the quality of this sighting :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Aardwolf in Mountain Zebra NP
Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:43 pm 
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Oh WOW, Madach :clap: 8)
madach wrote:
I'll let the pictures speak for itself as I don't think I need to comment further on the quality of this sighting :wink:

No further comment from me either !

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 Post subject: Re: Aardwolf in Mountain Zebra NP
Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:53 pm 
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I commented via phone, so I'll just say: :think:

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Maybe next year for me... :pray: :pray:

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 Post subject: Re: Aardwolf in Mountain Zebra NP
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Great sighting madach :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Aardwolf in Mountain Zebra NP
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:sup: WOW!!!! Absolute awesome! :clap: :clap: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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:big_eyes: Absolutely flabbermazingtastic!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Right, I now know exactly what you meant in terms of my request, Duco. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Aardwolf in Mountain Zebra NP
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 Post subject: Re: Aardwolf in Mountain Zebra NP
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great sighting Madach :thumbs_up:

we go fairly often to MZNP and have seen quite a few aardwolf but they never seem to stand still long enough for us to get decent pics.


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lucky you :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: ... and I am just a little bit green :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Aardwolf in Mountain Zebra NP
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WOW! WOW! WOW! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Aardwolf in Mountain Zebra NP
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Fantastic sighting and awesome pix! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Aardwolf in Mountain Zebra NP
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Madach :D thank you for sharing this wonderful sighting and a great picture to match.

I think that Mountain Zebra is an unbelievable gem. You have to visit to appreciate the atmosphere.

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 Post subject: Re: Aardwolf in Mountain Zebra NP
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What a beautiful and special sighting :clap: Beautiful pics too with the soft light of the sun.


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 Post subject: Re: Aardwolf in Mountain Zebra NP
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Great sighting and pix, Madach :dance: :mrgreen: I hope that I shall be even half so lucky in September :pray:


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:sup: WOW!!! :thumbs_up:


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