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 Post subject: Resident Animals At Picnic Spots
Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:21 am 
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We ask for your input again my fine fellow 'mites.

The list will comprise animals known to be resident at Picnic spots in the park.

There is a Scops Owl at Afsaal and Bushbuck at Timbavati.

I think tree squirrels exist throughout the park so please don't be offended if we leave that one out.

Think of the more interesting ones.

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Just to add to BH's suggestions, maybe we can make a list of picnic spots / waterholes / low water bridges etc where people know resident animals stay? Again thinking out loud :D

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We were at Timbavati in July 2007 and the bush buck was a real pest.
It actually tried to push people out of the way to get to their food.

The unfortunate consequence of animals becoming pests is that they get "put down" for want of a better way to put it.
Tourists often fail to understand this and continue to feed animals without realising that they are doing more harm than good.

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One was taken out by a leopard at lunch time in July 2006, the day after we had been there :mrgreen: :shock:

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Saw a bushbuck hanging around Timbavati in Nov last year.

Monkeys at Nkulu. :twisted:


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Was at Timbivati this previous weekend. Bushbuck was there, but unfortunately, no Leopard to sort her out!!! :twisted:

The monkeys at the lookout point over the Olifantsriver close to the turnoff to Olifantscamp is really a problem. They are in a flash in your car to take what they can get.


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Hey.

There's often Buffalo at Mooiplaas, don't think they're resident but have seen them there a couple of times :D !

A pair of Saddle-Billed storks lives at the stream in front of Makhadzi near the Giriyondo Border post!

Seen a pride of lion from Babalala before and vervets prevelent there as well :).

Tshokwane vervets can be a pain though, took a guava roll from us last time :lol: !

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hi we have just got back and had a fantastic time in KNP. At the Afsal picnic site we had 2 elephant, bushbuck the scops owl and grey hornbill + vervets. Great -sightings. I'm not sure if the elephant are resident or just passing through but we were suprised that they came so close!!!


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when i visited afsaal a few weeks ago there was an elephant that was not more than 20 metres from the edge of the picnic site, really an awesome feeling ! :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Resident Animals At Picnic Spots
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Some of the picnic spots are known for having resident animals like
christo wrote:
The bushbuck at Timbavati is alive and well - 2008.
. I was wondering whether the recent floods changed this situation and that (some) of the resident animals moved away from the well-known picnic spots affected by the flood damage or perhaps others replaced them?

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