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Re: Gauteng, Rietvlei Meet September 2010

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Re: Gauteng, Rietvlei Meet September 2010

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Re: Gauteng, Rietvlei Meet September 2010

Unread postby Mads » Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:54 pm

Hi everybody!

I think this is a first! I am posting while doing boatpatrol on Rietvleidam! ! Waiting for the sun to set! 8)

Thanks for all the kind words. It was really a pleasure!! :mrgreen: I must thank Jungle jenny for the delicious milktart! It was such a kind gesture! :clap:

Thank you to Vlakvarkvrou for the name stickers. :clap:

The lions were not in a co operative mood!! But we eventually went to them
I definately did not intend to provoke the rhinos. They get fed lusern in Winter time and she wanted food. I did not have food and she ran after us for some food.... So actually she did not charge.... I must say she was not in the best of moods! :evil:

Sorry will continue my post later!! I need to get off the dam!!

Bye for now!!
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Re: Gauteng, Rietvlei Meet September 2010

Unread postby Bokkiebird » Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:55 pm

Thank you everyone for a great day - and it was great to meet you'all.
Mads, thanks for everything you did. I appreciated it.

The day started early for me - I was in the reserve at 5.30... Was told of an early drive to see the lions - who put on a bit of a show. Hey Jarvis :dance: :naughty: :whistle:

Then on to the rhino. Vlakvarkvrou still commented to me, that Mads should have stopped for us to get a good photo, but nooooooooooooooooooooooo, we went closer. Got some good shots of the mom and baby, baby was dancing and prancing around the mom and then... CHARGE !

We were thisclosetothem.

I did manage to take photos, but must first read up on how to get them posted.

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Re: Gauteng, Rietvlei Meet September 2010

Unread postby Johan N » Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:08 pm

We had a wonderful day and it was great meeting everybody. :thumbs_up:

I would also like to thank Mads for all the arrangements and the awesome sighting. :dance: :clap:

This was a dingus :tongue: until Mads identified it:
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Re: Gauteng, Rietvlei Meet September 2010

Unread postby Mellory » Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:38 pm

Some more people pics

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JohanN SO and family
and their breakfast mmmmm looks good
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Mads and Flutterby

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WendyA

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Holigan and Snakies and Ansunette (they have been forum members for quite a while but not too active watch them get "hooked" after this.

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Have never seen such HUGE barbel
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Re: Gauteng, Rietvlei Meet September 2010

Unread postby Mads » Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:59 pm

Okay I am back!! This time infront of Computer!! :wink:

I must say today I was "dead" after a busy week and weekend!! :rtm: I had to rest!

Thanks for everybody that came to the meet! :mrgreen: But special thanks to Pantera leo for starting this meet! :clap: It was nice meeting you. I am so glad you could make it after all! :D

Yes the day started at 17:30. Betelgeuse and myself, headed to the buff, it started with the fish eagles calling. We had wonderful bird sightings including Grass bird, :mrgreen: macoa duck, black duck, etc. Then it was off to the lions! We all met at 11:00 at the picnic area. The weather was not spring weather.... but who worries?? :huh:

16:00 we met at the lapa and 18:00, 2 vehicles left on the night drive. As you heard the one vehicle saw cheetah, serval and porcupine. The other vehicle (included me) saw at least 2 caracal :big_eyes: (first time I saw caracal on Rietvlei)!!, got stuck in the mud :pray: , saw a new born eland baby with its mother that was born earlier the evening!! :dance: common reedbuck, etc.

You all wondered probably where I had disappeared to, when we came back... Jeanri and I went to check out that fire... luckily it was outside the reserve, and on our way back, we found the brown hyena. The only people that were left was Betelgeuse, Gamespotter and Johan N. They did see it!! It was so relaxed, I watched it for close to an hour!! :dance: What a wonderful brown hyena sighting!! :tongue: On the way back, marshowl and a mole snake!

I did not take many pics... :redface: but have a few that I will share tomorrow...

I think Gerharddb's idea is a good one :thumbs_up: What do you think??

Hope to see you soon.... :D
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Re: Gauteng, Rietvlei Meet September 2010

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Re: Gauteng, Rietvlei Meet September 2010

Unread postby Bushbaby30 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:37 pm

Thanks once again to everybody for a lovely meet! It was nice to put faces to the forum names. The nightdrive especially was a highlight on its own... MM and Jeanri is definitely on my packing list for my Kruger trip in 2 weeks!! :lol:
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Re: Gauteng, Rietvlei Meet September 2010

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Re: Gauteng, Rietvlei Meet September 2010

Unread postby Flutterby » Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:55 am

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Re: Gauteng, Rietvlei Meet September 2010

Unread postby Mads » Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:41 pm

Hi there 'mites,

2 days later and still have not post any pics!! :redface: :redface:

.... Well, out of the few pics there is only one!!! :redface: that could be used!! :evil:

At least there are quite a few forumites on this pic!! :dance: :dance:

...Image. Now to get all the names :big_eyes: .. lets try!

From left to right: Busbaby 30 and Bushmom, Meandering Mouse and WendyA in front, Vlakvarkvrou and daughter behind them, JenB in front and SO behind her, Wishforlions in front, and her father behind her, Cheteera in front and SO behind her, Tshukudu and and SO in front, Ndloti behind her, and Steamtrainfan in front, Betegeuse behind him, Gerharddb behind her, and Johan N next to Gerhard, and Gamespotter on the far right!

I forgot to thank Gamespotter for staying and kuiering with myself and Betelgeuse untill 23:30. I only started eating at about 23:00 :big_eyes: :huh: Thanks, you are a star!! :D

Thanks to all!! It was very nice to meet you all! :mrgreen: :thumbs_up:

Thanks for all the wonderful memories :cam: that have been posted of the day! :clap:
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