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Crocodile: Nile

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Re: CROCODILE ATTACK AT NKAYA PAN

Unread postby Kaapsedraai » Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:05 pm

steamtrainfan, it must have been quite an amazing experience.
I can just imagine the adrenalin and the emotions going wild. :hmz:

How you managed to keep the camera focussed is amazing - I would have shaken all the time. :shock:

Thank you for sharing. :thumbs_up:
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Re: CROCODILE ATTACK AT NKAYA PAN

Unread postby steamtrainfan » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:33 pm

Many thanks to all the latest responders. We do appreciate your comments.

All credit for the photos must go to my wife Joan for keeping her cool.

fee wrote:You haven't been on the forum for quite some time ... nice to see you back.Are you still involved in the steam train journeys from Pretoria?


Hi fee. Yip I have been rather quiet for a long time but have never missed our annual trip to Kruger. This year must rank as our best with all the different unusual sightings we had.

No, I am no longer involved in those steam train journeys.
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Re: CROCODILE ATTACK AT NKAYA PAN

Unread postby carolv » Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:21 pm

Many thanks for sharing this experience steamtrainfan and Joan. So lucky to pre-empt what happened and get all the photos from start to finish.

We were also really privileged to see a crocodile make a kill in 2011. It was the trip we made with our grandson, Sam, and we were sat alongside Sunset Dam enjoying hot chocolate and coffee. Suddenly Sam called out: 'Nana, Nana, the crocodile has just killed an impala.' The whole sight was utterly mesmerising. Together with a leopard and its kill, these were the 2 highlights of Sam's trip and he is still talking about it. I promise he is not really a gruesome child....and he does want to go on to forensic science!! The following trip we watched a croc at Lake Panic creep up to the bank and grab a duck. There had been 3 ducks stood along the bank and it was the middle bird which was grabbed by the croc. It all happened so fast that the remaining 2 ducks just looked at one another and you could almost imagine one saying to the other 'What happened there then?'
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Re: CROCODILE ATTACK AT NKAYA PAN

Unread postby steamtrainfan » Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:52 am

Hi carolv. So nice to chat again. You certainly had some lovely croc sightings. I can just imagine those ducks standing with a quizzical expression on their faces. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Crocodile: Nile

Unread postby sharky74 » Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:08 pm

Looks like there hasn’t been a post here for awhile, and I think these remarkable animals deserve some attention. So here’s a pic I took in late November this year on a trip to Kruger. The Biyimiti weir provides a unique opportunity to get down at eye level with any crocs on the upper side of the weir. I was hoping a big boss croc would be there, but this little guy (approx 3ft) still makes for a great image, of a great survivor from the time of the dinosaurs.

ImageBiyimiti croc by b_ranford74, on Flickr

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