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Re: Owls - advice needed

Unread postby Crested Val » Tue May 15, 2012 8:42 pm

We had a Pearl Spotted Owlet come visit us in the tree by our unit (13) in Twee Rivieren Camp!! :thumbs_up:

It's the only owl we've ever seen in either KTP or Kruger, so we were thrilled. :dance:
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Re: Owls - advice needed

Unread postby flying cheetah » Tue May 15, 2012 8:49 pm

Gandalf wrote:I think that I must be the only bird watching Forumite to have to confess that I have been privileged to have seen the elusive Pels but not the barn owl :D
You are never alone on this forum. I also saw a P.. but never a Barn Owl :wink:
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Re: Owls - advice needed

Unread postby Duke Ellieton » Tue May 15, 2012 8:59 pm

flying cheetah wrote: I also saw a P.. but never a Barn Owl :wink:


You learn quickly fc :thumbs_up: :lol: :mrgreen:

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Re: Owls - advice needed

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Wed May 16, 2012 12:21 pm

Do you really have to brag.... Get back to the Kruger threads. :naughty: :tongue:
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Re: Owls - advice needed

Unread postby flying cheetah » Wed May 16, 2012 12:31 pm

:lol: :lol:
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Re: Owls - advice needed

Unread postby mariek » Sat May 19, 2012 2:27 pm

Thanks everyone - I will keep me eyes peeled. I have never even seen a barn owl so any sightings will be hugely appreciated :)

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Re: Owls - advice needed

Unread postby mariek » Sat May 19, 2012 2:40 pm

Hi all,

Do you know if there is a map online anywhere that shows the numbered boreholes? I'd love to map out all these sightings before we go so we know where to look and when.

Thanks again for all your help.

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Re: Owls - advice needed

Unread postby anne-marie » Sat May 19, 2012 3:57 pm

try here :wink: mariek
like you I would love to see a Barn Owl.... never saw in 5 years :shock:
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King cheetah in Kgalagadi?

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon May 21, 2012 2:03 pm

I wonder if the 'strain' of king cheetah is in Kgalagadi?

Anyone seen one there?
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Re: King cheetah in Kgalagadi?

Unread postby lettuceleaf711 » Mon May 21, 2012 2:36 pm

As far as I know, king cheetahs have only ever been recorded in south-east Botswana, southern Zimbabwe and the far north and north-east of SA - never in the Kalahari. But it can't be beyond the realm of possibility. I'd guess the open habitat would make it tough for such a visible animal to survive, though.

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Re: King cheetah in Kgalagadi?

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Tue May 22, 2012 1:41 pm

Wonder if Gus Mills would know?
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Re: King cheetah in Kgalagadi?

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Wed May 23, 2012 8:05 am

Hi there Guys,

I will forward the question to Dr Mills (in the UK at the moment), as soon as I get a reply from him I will post it.

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Re: King cheetah in Kgalagadi?

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Wed May 23, 2012 11:03 am

Morning.

Here is the answer from Dr gus Mills:

"As far as i know king cheetahs have never been observed in the Kalahari. In fact the genes seem to be confined to the Zimbabwean, South African and Eastern Botswana Lowveld region, although about 15 years ago a skin was recorded from Burkina Faso in North Africa! "

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Re: King cheetah in Kgalagadi?

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Wed May 23, 2012 12:31 pm

Thanks KG :thumbs_up: ...and GM.
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Striped Mice & Rabies?

Unread postby Suej » Sat May 26, 2012 2:48 pm

Probably a silly Question, but does anyone know if an otherwise healthy looking striped mouse can carry rabies?

I was bitten on my toe by a Striped mouse in Grootkolk - I guess it thought my toe was food! There were several around the tree of unit 3 and this bit me while I was sitting quietly still wathicng the waterhole. :roll:
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