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Unread postby RUMURUTI » Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:24 pm

Evening to you all.
Three weeks left and then will start our summer SA/KNP trip.

Considering that some of us, lucky ones!, will be visiting SA/KNP in the very near future I will start a game with my 7 year old son putting wildlife at the base of fund raising.

We will give a value to, lets say the top 10-12 species, each sighting and increase the value according to the kind of sighting.
Example: male lion = value 5 rand donation
male lion on a kill = value 8 rand donation
leopard with cubs = value 20 rand donation
brown hyena = value 100 rand donation
this is just an example of the values and can be given to each species and values increase according to the species, A pangolin or brown hyena in KNP would have a higher value than lion leopard or cheetah, and situation they are spotted.

The total value of the sightings will be given as a donation to Sanparks and we already have a book ready for the sightings.

Just an idea but could make it interesting for those travelling soon.

Any ideas on value or very special sighting to insert!!!!!!
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LIFE IS MADE OF GOOD AND BAD THINGS, I TAKE THE GOOD AND YOU CAN KEEP THE BAD!!!
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:31 pm

I am going to Kruger in September, and that is not that far away anymore :dance:

I am in to play this game :thumbs_up:

You make the list, I am going to print it and tick off and pay!
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Unread postby RUMURUTI » Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:33 pm

Ok DinkyBird, I'm using a wildlife list found on this forum and then add the "difficult" sighting and putting a value to each. Will have it ready during the week and post it.
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Unread postby bert » Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:37 pm

:thumbs_up:
I will play as well
And you wont see any lions, so it should be cheap for me :whistle:

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Unread postby RUMURUTI » Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:41 pm

great! no cheating........... brown hyena has a stratospheric value!!!!!
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Unread postby Siobain » Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:44 pm

Great idea Ramuruti. :D :thumbs_up:
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:19 pm

RUMURUTI wrote:great! no cheating........... brown hyena has a stratospheric value!!!!!

I wont cheat, promise. This will be good training for me to learn to tick my sightings!

I started to learn at the HR Indaba's spotting day, and had great fun ... this will add to the life lesson :thumbs_up:
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Unread postby michel367 » Sun Jul 12, 2009 9:38 pm

Hi Andy.
Good idea. We have done so over the last 3 years.
First lion: R 25,00
First cheeta: R10.00
First rhino: R15.00
First leopard: R 50.00
etc.
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Unread postby RUMURUTI » Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:21 pm

Hi Michel,

Great! getting my list ready and inserting a few more sightings:
- Yellow Ribbons = R 20
- Baboon raiding our fridge = R 50
- Snakes = R 20

trying to think of a few more "sightings" and situations to insert.
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Unread postby DuQues » Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:31 pm

Queleas = R1 each? :wink:

But don't forget ground hornbill, black stork, mongoose, monitors, geckos, chameleons etc...
Arriving currently: The photos from our trip! Overhere! :yaya:

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Unread postby DotDan » Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:08 am

Well Done Andy :clap:

Very cool idea 8)

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Unread postby JustNature » Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:23 am

Great idea Rumuruti :thumbs_up: , don't forget the wilddog :wink:
Let us permit nature to have her way. She understands her business better than we do.
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Unread postby Boorgatspook » Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:04 am

And what about Impala? :hmz:
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Unread postby Micetta » Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:17 am

Great :idea: Rumuruti! Rare birds?

One for KTP should be made too. Caracal where are you?

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Unread postby RUMURUTI » Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:20 am

Boorgatspook wrote:And what about Impala? :hmz:
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Good morning Boorgatspook, In order to avoid bankruptcy I've inserted a flat donation fee for impala, buffalo, warthog, giraffe, zebra, elephant and a few others.
On the other hand I've inserted a few "new" ones:
- Yellow Ribbons
- Meeting Wacktazz
- Flat Tyre
- Baboon raiding my fridge (taken from past experience)
- Over speeding in the park

List will be online by wednesday.
"You can leave Africa but Africa never leaves you"
LIFE IS MADE OF GOOD AND BAD THINGS, I TAKE THE GOOD AND YOU CAN KEEP THE BAD!!!
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