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Re: ANGRY ELEPHANT BULL - ADDO

Unread postby NickyG » Sun May 23, 2010 9:08 pm

I must get a new keyboard...my 'm' button is on strike....like transnet...
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Re: ANGRY ELEPHANT BULL - ADDO

Unread postby Micetta » Sun May 23, 2010 9:22 pm

Not only your 'm' button :wink:

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Re: ANGRY ELEPHANT BULL - ADDO

Unread postby BarkingMad » Sun May 23, 2010 10:40 pm

Ha - Jenni and NickyG - so we were all there today - but didn't see each other - or did we? NickyG what time were you at Carols Rest? We were there for nearly 2 hours this morning ...
Saw there had been a lion sighting there looking at the board when we left ...

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Re: ANGRY ELEPHANT BULL - ADDO

Unread postby NickyG » Mon May 24, 2010 10:15 pm

Cant quite remember the time, but there was a buffalo bull, zebras, and hartebeest all there, It must have been 10-ish or so. made a turn there at 4pm on my last rounds lol

Micetta, im lysdexic........................................ :wink:
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Re: ANGRY ELEPHANT BULL - ADDO

Unread postby Micetta » Tue May 25, 2010 8:32 am

@NickyG - You are not only dislectic, you are also an invitation for a slap :wink: :lol:

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Re: ANGRY ELEPHANT BULL - ADDO

Unread postby NickyG » Tue May 25, 2010 8:54 am

Now or later ?

(from now until later more like)
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Re: ANGRY ELEPHANT BULL - ADDO

Unread postby Micetta » Tue May 25, 2010 8:58 am

Now for sure :twisted: later is to be seen :whistle: as long as you do not treat the english language so badly.....

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Re: ANGRY ELEPHANT BULL - ADDO

Unread postby NickyG » Tue May 25, 2010 9:09 am

Errr....ja....good morning to you :)

Did we have scorpion curry for breakfast, washed down with a glass of devil thorns ?
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Re: ANGRY ELEPHANT BULL - ADDO

Unread postby Micetta » Tue May 25, 2010 10:16 am

How did you guess ?Image

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Re: ANGRY ELEPHANT BULL - ADDO

Unread postby BarkingMad » Tue May 25, 2010 2:45 pm

Nick - we must have been there at the same time :)

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Re: ANGRY ELEPHANT BULL - ADDO

Unread postby NickyG » Tue May 25, 2010 9:07 pm

I will add you to my mammal check list :mrgreen: hehehe
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Re: Twin baby elephants at Addo

Unread postby Addo Elephant » Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:32 pm

Hi Elephants Eye,

Its quite unlikely that these two baby elephants are twins considering the drought in the Addo area. The prolonged drought means that there is less vegetation and poorer quality vegetation available to elephants and this affects their condition. The elephant population growth rate has decreased and there has been an increase in the number of miscarriages because of the poor condition of the female elephants. For twins to survive more than one or two months after birth usually requires the mother elephant to be in excellent condition with access to enough vegetation and water to produce enough milk for two babies.

These two elephant babies could be just associating and playing together. However, there is a chance they could be twins although this has not been confirmed by our rangers or researchers.
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Re: ANGRY ELEPHANT BULL - ADDO

Unread postby BarkingMad » Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:14 pm

..why Thank You Nick! :lol:

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Re: ANGRY ELEPHANT BULL - ADDO

Unread postby BushFairy » Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:07 am

jeanr54 wrote:If this elephant is known to be causing problem by aggressive behavior, then the ranger should go and sort out the problem. :hmz:


He is by no means a problem or 'aggressive' compared to Kruger elephants, he's just being a grumpy old bull in musth, rather normal elephant behaviour. I think people are just used to the placid nature of the Addo Elephants and need to be aware that circumstances change behaviour and just have to be a bit more careful when he's around!
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Re: ANGRY ELEPHANT BULL - ADDO

Unread postby jenismithies » Sat Jun 05, 2010 12:43 pm

Bush Fairy, I fully agree with you. People need to realise that we are in territory assigned to the animals and are fully responsible for our behaviour and safety. I started this thread to share my exciting thrill - not to make it sound as though Paul is nutty and should be shot. He is magnificent and has given me a memory that will last forever. Yes, he was grumpy - I get like that too!
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