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 Post subject: orpen deer
Unread postPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:41 pm 
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Its sad to see the small deer keep appearing on its own night after night at the water hole, i would imagine its seperated from its mother and looking for her, so sad but its nature after all, you feel like saving the poor animal and taking her home, what a daft human i am, just an animal lover.....


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 Post subject: Re: orpen deer
Unread postPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:50 pm 
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Nicholaslw58, I'm not too sure which animal you are refering too, but I presume that it is the Grey Duiker that visits orpens webcam every night! This is a fully grown antelope which is solitary by nature! So nothing to worry about or feel sorry for :thumbs_up:

If it was a young antelope seperated from its mother, you would not be seeing it night after night as it would not last very long!

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 Post subject: Re: orpen deer
Unread postPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:02 pm 
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thanks for that, i feel much better for knowing that, i love the parks when i come to SA but unfortunately i always get upset when i see animals in distress or with injuries, i guess im just one of lifes softies


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 Post subject: Re: orpen deer
Unread postPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:12 pm 
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:thumbs_up:

That duiker is an adult and perfectly capable of taking care of herself. :)

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 Post subject: BIG 5 on the webcams in one day!!!
Unread postPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 12:11 pm 
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All the BIG 5 seen within a 24 hour period on the cams today!

1. Black Rhino at Addo
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2. Buffalo at Satara
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3. Lions at Satara
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4. Leopard at Nossob
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5. Elephants at Addo
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Well done to all the cammers for making this such a special day! :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: BIG 5 on the webcams in one day!!!
Unread postPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 1:06 am 
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WOO HOO! :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:
Sensational camming everyone :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
This is the first Big 5 day I've experienced in my 14 months as a cammer :thumbs_up:
Has there been a Big 5 day before now? Or are we all a part of SANParks webcam history?? 8) 8)

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 Post subject: Re: BIG 5 on the webcams in one day!!!
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Big Five was big fun!

I too wonder if the big five have been caught on cams before, but am not sure
there is an easy way to find out short of looking each day.... since 2005 :tongue:


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 Post subject: Re: BIG 5 on the webcams in one day!!!
Unread postPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 1:47 am 
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The big five!!! what great camming!!! 23 days until my trip to South Africa and boy am i getting excited seeing all these wonderful animals or what!!! hailey great lion pics!!! if you want check out my blog/web page i have made for my students to follow my trip and if you have any suggestions for my homework questions share them.
www.missdarcysjourney.blogspot.com
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 Post subject: What's wrong with the hyena in the pond?
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As some of you will know, I have a new passion for hyenas, so it is alarming me somewhat the hyena in the satara pond has been laying in the water, motionless for a couple of hours.

I thought at first the camera was broken, but if you look carefully, there are other animals coming and going in the distance. I understand that hyenas have a 50% mortality rate in birthing their pups.

On a more cheerful note: whilst watching a streaming cam on another website, I saw a hyena arrive at the waterhole, wade in, have a swim all around, then get out, shake down, and then go back into the bush! Moonlight skinnydipping?? Since first comenting on the hyenas on Sanparks climbing in for a dip, I too have seen this several times now.

Comments on the current situation at Sitara welcome!¬

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 Post subject: Re: What's wrong with the hyena in the pond?
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:27 pm 
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Looks like its gone now gillandave :thumbs_up: They do it often to cool down in the heat of the day

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 Post subject: Re: What's wrong with the hyena in the pond?
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:48 pm 
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I agree with Oddesy, just cooling off from the heat.

Also if you look through Satara highlights for November they have been doing it for a couple of days, even at night.

Enjoy your camera viewing.


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 Post subject: Re: What's wrong with the hyena in the pond?
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December 1995 we left camp very early and on our return to Shingwedzi we drove to the Mashagadzi borehole and drinking trough off the S134 and found two Spotted Hyaenas in the trough cooling off.

Later the afternoon my son and law asked whether they would still be there, we drove to the spot and there they were cooling off, I cannot say that they were in the trough all day - who knows.

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 Post subject: Re: What's wrong with the hyena in the pond?
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I believe the temperatures have been over 40 and 42 for the past few days - maybe that explains it.. :hmz:


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 Post subject: How Many Leopards????
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Lionspoon wrote:
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Amazing capture!!!! :big_eyes:

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 Post subject: Re: How Many Leopards????
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:dance: Mating pair! :thumbs_up:

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