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Re: Lions attacking cars at Nossob June 2012

Unread postby anne-marie » Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:18 pm

put the tyres into the tent :lol:
and what about some perfume... cologne... soap or something like that :hmz:
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Re: Lions attacking cars at Nossob June 2012

Unread postby Elize de Klerk » Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:05 pm

What about juisfluid, mix it in a spraybottle and spray it in the tires.

Dogs don't like the smell, so may be lions also.

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Re: Lions attacking cars at Nossob June 2012

Unread postby Gemma T » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:23 pm

One of the things we were told by friends on our first visits to the park was to avoid driving over buffalo droppings and urine if possible. We were told that lions were attracted to the smell in the tyres and could then decide to give them a nibble.

Maybe this could explain some of the behaviour???
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Re: Lions attacking cars at Nossob June 2012

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:30 pm

In that case, whatever you do, don't spray them with (P) Aramis!
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Re: Lions attacking cars at Nossob June 2012

Unread postby anne-marie » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:38 pm

a chance, there is no Buffalo in the kagalagadi :lol:
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Re: Lions attacking cars at Nossob June 2012

Unread postby Gemma T » Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:05 pm

anne-marie wrote:a chance, there is no Buffalo in the kagalagadi :lol:


Oh well that's that theory out!!!
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Re: Lions attacking cars at Nossob June 2012

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:35 am

I have used Citronella oil on my windows sills to keep naughty Tom cats from eating my cat's food. I wonder if it would work for Lions. :hmz: The smell is apparently extremely unpleasant for domestic cats.
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Re: Lions attacking cars at Nossob June 2012

Unread postby MiTQ's » Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:14 am

That should work Meandering Mouse ....hadnt thought of using Citronella :thumbs_up:

Will definitely be using that for the Kruger as well :dance:

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Re: Lions attacking cars at Nossob June 2012

Unread postby Scipio » Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:18 am

Lopis has a spray from keeping dogs from lifting their leg against your tyre, due to the fact I am in Kruger etc. for long periods I spray my tyres, and mudflaps every few days. It works on Lion and Hyena I know. And it is environmentaly friendly. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Lions attacking cars at Nossob June 2012

Unread postby MiTQ's » Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:51 am

Scipio wrote:Lopis has a spray from keeping dogs from lifting their leg against your tyre, due to the fact I am in Kruger etc. for long periods I spray my tyres, and mudflaps every few days. It works on Lion and Hyena I know. And it is environmentaly friendly. :thumbs_up:




Excellent advice...thanks Scipio. That'll most certainly stop them from 'noshing' the tyres,mudflaps and anything that takes their fancy NOT forgetting wing mirrors :hands:

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Re: Lions attacking cars at Nossob June 2012

Unread postby WeskusKlong » Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:51 am

I would like to know how often this "attacks" happens because I really think it is the exception to the rule and not worth catering for. In Kgalagadi we had a male lion that was very interested in us sitting in the vehicle - later on realizing it must have been the presence of biltong (dried raw meat) in the vehicle that made him pay more attention to us than usual. We have been visiting parks around southern Africa for many years and it is the first time I noticed a lion behave like that. Point I'm trying to make is these instances are so infrequent that it is good to know but not worth catering for them. I will certainly not stop taking biltong to the Kgalagadi :D.
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Re: Lions attacking cars at Nossob June 2012

Unread postby anne-marie » Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:04 pm

:hmz: they have a lot of time during the night.... in the Kagalagadi to play with all the vehicules :lol:
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Chomp chomp..... there goes my tow bar

Unread postby mistral » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:21 pm

It started with the tyre chomping lions of Bitterpan but its now spread to the Urikaruus hyenas who have developed a taste for tow bars.

Last week my tow bar plastic cover was thoroughly mauled by Hyena in a night time raid. They also demolished the hinged lid which protects the plug and the whole plug and housing will have to be replaced.

Thanks heavens they left my mud flaps and tyres alone! :D

Maybe we need to spray all rubber parts with some bitter substance - any ideas?

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Re: Chomp chomp..... there goes my tow bar

Unread postby MATTHYS » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:25 pm

Sorry :slap: , no ideas, Mistral but am hoping/looking forward to a great TR ! :D
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Re: Chomp chomp..... there goes my tow bar

Unread postby picnic » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:29 pm

mistral wrote:Maybe we need to spray all rubber parts with some bitter substance - any ideas?

:lol: No idea whatsoever. We also had the hyenas sniffing and chewing on some of the vehicle's body parts, don't know why they do it. :?


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