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 Post subject: Re: New (Forum) Big Five
Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:40 pm 
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I agree with PietSkiet. Pangolin a bit too difficult to add to the Forum 5. The list should be realistic and it should be reasonably possible to see the Forum 5 in one day.

So far the popular votes for the Forum 5 are:

Wild dog
Cheetah
Sable
Roan
Black rhino
Caracal
Aardvark
Otter
Porcupine

Also a vote here and there for AWC and Serval.

Lets see how voting progresess and how the list will look by the end of the weekend.

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 Post subject: Re: New (Forum) Big Five
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Hi all,

Mine is (not in any specific order):

1. Black Rhino (never seen one in Kruger)
2. Pel's Fishing Owl (saw one once at Pafuri - thanks Frank)
3. Honey Badger (in the veld, not in the camps)
4. Pangolin
5. A true Tusker

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 Post subject: Re: New (Forum) Big Five
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I would split them into 3 catagories: :D

Animal 5:
Servel
Big Tusker
Wild Dog
Caracal
Black Mamba

Bird 5:
Crowned Eagle
Pel's Fishing Owl
Racket Tailed Roller
Verreux Eagle
Cape Vulture

Once in a lifetime 5
Brown hyena
Pangolin
Shark
Unusual kill (I.e leopard killing croc or cheeta...)
African Wild Cat 8) :thumbs_up:

Just my thoughts on the subject! Thanks for the great Idea Leaping Lizards. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: New (Forum) Big Five
Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:21 am 
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For what it is worth:

Crowned Eagle
Cape Vulture (seen once many years ago in KNP)
Brown Hyena
Caracal
more than 1 Sable
(there used to be a small herd near Pretoriuskop in the 80's but they seem to have vanished)

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 Post subject: Re: New (Forum) Big Five
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brown hyena
black rhino
cheetah
wild dog
aardvark


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 Post subject: Re: New (Forum) Big Five
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Lovely thread. 8) Thanks Leaping lizard.

Caracal
Pangolin
Aardvark
Suni
Otter

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 Post subject: Re: New (Forum) Big Five
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Great thread thanks.

For me:

Pangolin (saw two different ones in Oct 12 but slow to react!)
Black Rhino (again seen once previously, but only a fleeting glimpse)
Serval
Caracal
A big cat kill take place
Pels Fishing Owl

I must caveat these by saying that any sighting or animal is still a thrill even after 30+ visits to Kruger. Just the thrill and enjoyment of being in that special place and not knowing what is around the next corner or what you will see when you wake up. I have always been incredibly lucky with sightings whilst there, even travelling alone and never forget to say a big thank you at the end of each day.
Roll on 2nd Nov when I am back again......


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 Post subject: Re: New (Forum) Big Five
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Great thread thanks.

For me:

Pangolin (saw two different ones in Oct 12 but slow to react!)
Black Rhino (again seen once previously, but only a fleeting glimpse)
Serval
Caracal
A big cat kill take place
Pels Fishing Owl

I must caveat these by saying that any sighting or animal is still a thrill even after 30+ visits to Kruger. Just the thrill and enjoyment of being in that special place and not knowing what is around the next corner or what you will see when you wake up. I have always been incredibly lucky with sightings whilst there, even travelling alone and never forget to say a big thank you at the end of each day.
Roll on 2nd Nov when I am back again......


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 Post subject: Re: New (Forum) Big Five
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The ones that I have yet to see out of Leaping Lizards popular vote list, so my bucket list will be :pray: :

Wild dog
Sable
Roan
Caracal
Aardvark

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 Post subject: Re: New (Forum) Big Five
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Mine would be the following that I was not fortunate enough to see during my recent visit:

Cheetah
Aardvark
Wild Dogs
Caracal
Visitor's behaving at sightings..... :twisted:

Couple of Lion's were lying in the road when some idiots trying to get past nearly drove over some of them. :sniper: They should be shot on location!

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 Post subject: Re: New (Forum) Big Five
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So, we are discussing and debating a Forum 5 (Maybe a seldom seen 7) and after 2 pages of contributions, things are looking like this:

Pangolin 12 votes
Caracal 12 votes
Aardvark 9 votes
Wild Dog 8 votes
Black Rhino 8 votes

Forum 5 as things stand:

Sable 6 votes
Cheetah 5 votes
Roan 5 votes
Brown Hyena 4 votes
African Crowned Eagle 3 votes
Honey Badger 3 Votes
Porcupine 3 votes
African Wild Cat 3 votes
Serval 3 votes
Otter 3 votes

I was sure that Sable and Cheetah would be much higher, but it is great to see different people’s preferences as to what they think a great sighting is.

Of course this is not official, just a bit of fun and I hope that I am not stepping on anyone’s toes.

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 Post subject: Re: New (Forum) Big Five
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My votes are for:

Big Tusker
Roan
Sable
Eland
Pangolin


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 Post subject: Re: New (Forum) Big Five
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My votes:
Cheetah
Black Rhino
Pangolin
Wild Dog
Leopard


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 Post subject: Re: New (Forum) Big Five
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Ooh, nice topic! My list:
Black rhino
Caracal
Sable
Roan
Cheetah


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 Post subject: Re: New (Forum) Big Five
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Location: Heart, mind and soul on an early morning drive close to Satara, unfortunately the body is in CPT!
Pangolin - never seen! :(
Aardvark - never seen! :(
Bushpig - never seen! :(
Aardwolf - never seen! :(
Serval - seen about 5 times in Kruger, but an actual pic would be welcome!

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