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Discuss the Orpen (KNP), Satara (KNP), Addo and Nossob (KTP) webcams
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Re: Cam chit chat

Unread postby Barbara » Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:11 am

I hope that the poor Impala got out of the Orpen pan and was not shot by the ranger!
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Re: Cam chit chat

Unread postby Danie » Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:57 pm

Barbara wrote:I hope that the poor Impala got out of the Orpen pan and was not shot by the ranger!

The big herd of buffalo visiting the waterhole earlier, lowered the water level in the waterhole a lot causing the impala to fall in and it could not get out.

The Section Ranger was called in to evaluate the situation. The impala got out by itself without any human intervention but it has sadly broken its leg. The Section Ranger then decided to euthanise the impala as it would not have recovered.

The carcass was left to the vultures (seen on the webcam).
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Re: Cam chit chat

Unread postby Danie » Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:37 pm

DinkyBird wrote:I assume they will be topping the water up in the water hole?

Yes DB, the water is topped up automatically (ball valve system). The buffalo drank so much water that the water supply could not keep up with the demand! The ball valve system keeps the water hole topped up all the time!
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Re: Cam chit chat

Unread postby DinkyBird » Fri Sep 26, 2008 9:36 pm

Thank you Danie - that is interesting to know!
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Re: Cam chit chat

Unread postby Scot » Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:35 am

Just wondering - are Orpen and Satara fenced camps? What about Nossob? Where are the hides in relation to the camp (i.e. inside or outside the fence?)

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Re: Cam chit chat

Unread postby Danie » Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:00 am

are Orpen and Satara fenced camps? What about Nossob? Where are the hides in relation to the camp (i.e. inside or outside the fence?)

Scot, all the camps you refer to are fenced camps (Satara, Orpen and Nossob). The webcam at Nossob is at the hide which is outside the camp but there is a fenced walkway that takes you safely to the hide.

At both Satara and Orpen the webcams are not at a hide but outside the camp at a waterhole. The webcam is mounted on a structure at the waterhole outside the camp.

At Satara the webcam is about 40m outside the south-eastern fence around the camp (south-eastern side of Satara), on the restaurant/cafeteria side of the camp.

At Orpen the webcam is about 50m from the fence on the eastern side of Orpen.

All 3 webcams are in the bush and not fenced at all. All 3 webcams are visible to our physical guests at all three camps from the safety of a hide (Nossob) or with a fence (electrified) between our guests and the waterhole/webcam.

I hope this answers your question!
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Re: Cam chit chat

Unread postby Tilandi » Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:28 pm

Think the elles adjusted the light by Orpen. Image
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Re: Cam chit chat

Unread postby Danie » Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:16 pm

Tilandi wrote:Think the elles adjusted the light by Orpen. Image

Yip!

You are quite right! They pushed over the leadwood structure where the flood light is mounted on! I have requested my colleagues at Orpen to fix it again! Naughty ellies! :)
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Re: Cam chit chat

Unread postby carmen » Tue Nov 04, 2008 2:15 am

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Re: Cam chit chat

Unread postby shadowdog » Fri Nov 28, 2008 3:52 am

To my fellow cammers....I just want to thank you all..DebM, Tilandi, jf, and Spotted Cat who shared the nominations with me. This award is also yours! Thank you for sharing spottings with me. Without ALL the cammers, we would not see so many critters. I also, thank all the mods and the FAC members.
You are a dedicated bunch...and so..
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Re: Cam chit chat

Unread postby salamanda » Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:55 am

Why?

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Re: Cam chit chat

Unread postby JenB » Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:44 am

Salamanda, I think it was a bet or a dare if I remember correctly. It's all in jest and fun. :wink:
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Re: Cam chit chat

Unread postby salamanda » Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:27 am

Oh. Is this to do with the Ratpack weekend?

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Re: Cam chit chat

Unread postby DuQues » Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:32 am

Yep!
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Re: Cam chit chat

Unread postby JenB » Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:33 am

Yip, all the crazies were on the cam. Just think what fun we can have teasing DD about that one! That pic should remain in the archives forever, great arm twister! :twisted: :lol:
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