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An accidental bath at Orpen

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An accidental bath at Orpen

Unread postby DinkyBird » Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:41 pm

Cammers, remember SANParks' request here? link

Have you seen what was captured on the Orpen cam?

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aZ-wIQo-5A&list=UUcs71FqwvdMlEOGq6Tnry9Q[/video]
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Re: An accidental bath at Orpen

Unread postby Dotty » Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:51 pm

Well! that must be the cleanest Giraffe in Kruger :D So glad he got out
(and I bet the buff is thinking "this water tastes funny" :lol:
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Re: An accidental bath at Orpen

Unread postby MATTHYS » Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:53 pm

Oh WOW ! :dance:

Thanks for capturing it at the time, Dots :clap:
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Re: An accidental bath at Orpen

Unread postby Dotty » Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:56 pm

:thumbs_up: Was`a great moment
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Re: An accidental bath at Orpen

Unread postby hilda » Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:58 pm

Wow! What a fantastic video Dinkybird! I'm so glad he was able to get out! What a struggle to get up again! Shame! Thank you for sharing! :clap: :clap:
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Re: An accidental bath at Orpen

Unread postby DinkyBird » Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:05 pm

MATTHYS wrote:Thanks for capturing it at the time, Dots :clap:
:clap: :clap: There you go, that grew into a lovely video for all to enjoy!

So, do not take your eyes off the cams cammers :dance:
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Re: An accidental bath at Orpen

Unread postby Dotty » Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:12 pm

and very well done to the clever peeps that did it :clap: :clap:
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Re: An accidental bath at Orpen

Unread postby tent dweller » Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:20 pm

So glad that Mr/Ms Giraffe got out, :pray: :pray: thank you for sharing with us
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Re: An accidental bath at Orpen

Unread postby chirinda » Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:54 pm

I wondered what had become of the giraffe when Dotty posted the one pic on the cam thread. What a battle the poor animal had to get out. Bet that's one giraffe who will steer clear of Orpen waterhole in future.

So glad to have been able to see its successful departure from the water. Bet the buff was surprised. :big_eyes:

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Re: An accidental bath at Orpen

Unread postby anne-marie » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:30 pm

I was sure it was an accident :wall:
poor Giraffe.... and nothing broken :shock: ??????

we saw it a little bit further, but can't saw if it has some injuries :?
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Re: An accidental bath at Orpen

Unread postby melph68 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 4:22 am

What amazing footage :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

So very glad he finally managed to get himself out :thumbs_up:

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Re: An accidental bath at Orpen

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:22 am

Pshew :big_eyes: :big_eyes: :big_eyes: :big_eyes: :big_eyes: :big_eyes: :big_eyes: :big_eyes: some rather tense moments there. Brilliant footage :thumbs_up:

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Re: An accidental bath at Orpen

Unread postby Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:29 am

:shock:Magnificent footage ...looks rather stressful for the poor Giraffe..compared to the webcam pic just sitting...Glad nothing broken and managed to get out from taking the accidental bath. :dance: :dance:
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Re: An accidental bath at Orpen

Unread postby Melrockson » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:02 am

Thank you so much for sharing this! Poor giraffe wasn't having the best day - so pleased he/she got out of there! :D


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