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Re: Addo Park Experiences

Unread postby JDW » Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:11 pm

Delene
There are wild animals in Australia.
You only have to watch Aussie Rules Football!!!
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Re: Addo Park Experiences

Unread postby Delene D » Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:23 pm

Hi there JDW. You are telling me - Footy seems to be very dangerous, thats where the super rugby players have learned about high/dangerous tackles. We only saw kangaroos and kaolas in a sanctuary - but I believe out in the country areas they run wild and the roos are regarded as vermin.
Thank goodness our forefathers saved a bit of S A for our wild animals. How priviledged we are!! Regards, DD
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Re: Addo Park Experiences

Unread postby J.J. » Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:17 pm

This blacked-shoulder kite lost his left eye...there is only a black hole. He must have some pain because he carefully "wiped" the eye with his claw.

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The 2 lions at Nyathi...

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Muddy lions !!

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Re: Addo Park Experiences

Unread postby anne-marie » Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:47 pm

poor Kite... is it possible to hunt with only one eye for the bird of prey ?
I hope :pray:
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Re: Addo Park Experiences

Unread postby Pumbaa » Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:49 pm

Thanks J.J. as always a pleasure to watch such magnificent pictures :mrgreen:

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Re: Addo Park Experiences

Unread postby jetlagged79 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:32 pm

I'm new to the forums, but had been lurking and reading for awhile. I wanted to thank everyone for posting about Addo. We're flying into PE and originally planned on spending a night there before continuing on to a game reserve. But after finding a link to SanParks on another forum, we're now going to spend time in Addo first!

So thank you for all the pictures and descriptions (the recent muddy lion pics are great!) We can't wait to experience it for ourselves!

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Re: Addo Park Experiences

Unread postby Delene D » Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:56 pm

jetlagged 79. Welcome to the forum and especially to Addo, You have made a wise move by planning to spend time in Addo and you will not be diappointed. A great place and we are very blessed to have such a wonderfully run National Park in the Eastern Cape. Enjoy your stay in Addo.
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Re: Addo Park Experiences

Unread postby jetlagged79 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:48 pm

Thank you Delene D. We leave next week for our trip and I can't wait! We reserved a spot on the night game drive, which we haven't done anywhere before. Hope to share our experiences when we return!

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Re: Addo Park Experiences

Unread postby anne-marie » Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:37 pm

welcome to the forum jetlagged79 :D
have a nice trip to SA... in Addo and Kruger :dance:
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Re: Addo Park Experiences

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:59 am

Lion Queen and JJ, what amazing sightings and beautiful pictures.

I do feel sorry for the Kite :( Who could have thought that a claw could be so gentle?

Jetlagged I hope that you have a most enjoyable stay.

Ronnie, I hope that you had a really lovely day in your birthday. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Addo Park Experiences

Unread postby Lionspoon » Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:12 am

lion queen, you did have some amazing sightings in Addo!
Very :mrgreen: about the blackie!

Great photos once again, J.J.!

And welcome to jetlagged!

Now, where is Ronnie? Haven't seen him in a while. :?
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Re: Addo Park Experiences

Unread postby anne-marie » Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:15 pm

:hmz: yes, where is he... in an another park :whistle:
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Re: Addo Park Experiences

Unread postby Delene D » Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:52 pm

Ronnie where are you? I hope you are well - we are all missing you.
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Re: Addo Park Experiences

Unread postby NickyG » Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:44 pm

Jaaaaaa......come back

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Re: Addo Park Experiences

Unread postby JDW » Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:46 pm

Did he ask for permission to go absent without leave!!!!!!!!!!
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