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MZNP: Aardwolf

Unread postby madach » Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:39 pm

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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Re: Aardwolf in Mountain Zebra NP

Unread postby MATTHYS » Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:43 pm

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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Re: Aardwolf in Mountain Zebra NP

Unread postby DuQues » Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:53 pm

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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Re: Aardwolf in Mountain Zebra NP

Unread postby okie » Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:06 pm

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

Unread postby katydownunder » Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:21 pm

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

Unread postby Lionspoon » Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:28 pm

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

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Re: Aardwolf in Mountain Zebra NP

Unread postby Micetta » Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:29 pm

:thumbs_up:

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Re: Aardwolf in Mountain Zebra NP

Unread postby Bartman » Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:32 pm

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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Re: Aardwolf in Mountain Zebra NP

Unread postby Zypresse » Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:46 pm

lucky you :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: ... and I am just a little bit green :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Aardwolf in Mountain Zebra NP

Unread postby Elzet » Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:17 pm

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

Unread postby wanderw » Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:23 am

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

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:40 am

Madach :D thank you for sharing this wonderful sighting and a great picture to match.

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Re: Aardwolf in Mountain Zebra NP

Unread postby Merel » Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:04 pm

What a beautiful and special sighting :clap: Beautiful pics too with the soft light of the sun.

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Re: Aardwolf in Mountain Zebra NP

Unread postby arks » Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:21 pm

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

Unread postby Bushbuddies » Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:27 pm

:sup: WOW!!! :thumbs_up:
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