Skip to content

SANParks.org Forums

View unanswered posts | View active topics






Post new topic Reply to topic  Page 6 of 7
 [ 104 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Crocodile: Nile
Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:44 pm 
Offline
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
User avatar
Award: Forumite of the Year & Travel Tale of the Year, Other Parks (2013)
Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2006 10:36 pm
Posts: 8137
Location: Lausanne (Switzerland)
:clap:
maybe the same, he had something in the mouth... but too late for the picture :whistle:

Image

_________________
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye
Le Petit Prince


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Crocodile: Nile
Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:32 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 05, 2010 12:07 pm
Posts: 52
seen from skukuza resturant

Image

_________________
June 2010 Trip Report - Kruger Here We Come

Planned Trip Nov 2010


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Crocodile: Nile
Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:40 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 05, 2010 12:07 pm
Posts: 52
yeah massive python that had just fed. my guess is this croc killed it and another bit in half trying to steal it which is why this croc was holding on so tight :hmz:

_________________
June 2010 Trip Report - Kruger Here We Come

Planned Trip Nov 2010


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Crocodile: Nile
Unread postPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 12:43 am 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:45 pm
Posts: 403
Location: London
How inactive are crocs in winter? Want to go kayaking on St Lucia lake system after Kruger, but not quite sure!

_________________
Berg en Dal: 10/08/2014 - 13/08/2014
Satara: 13/08/2014 - 16/08/2014
Croc Bridge: 16/08/2014 - 17/08/2014


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Crocodile: Nile
Unread postPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 4:36 am 
Offline
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
User avatar
Award: Forumite of the Year & Travel Tale of the Year, Other Parks (2013)
Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2006 10:36 pm
Posts: 8137
Location: Lausanne (Switzerland)
you know the adage (saying)... right place, right time :shock:
and I think they must eat at least once... even in winter :hmz:

_________________
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye
Le Petit Prince


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Crocodiles in rivers that flow through Kruger
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:04 pm 
Offline
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
User avatar
Award: Funniest/Best Forumite Name (2013)
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2005 12:38 pm
Posts: 9644
Location: In the shadow of Table Mountain
FAC Member (2012)
I have often wondered what stops crocs that live in Kruger rivers from getting out of the park by swimming upstream. After all there is no underwater sign telling them that they are leaving Kruger.

Anyone know?

_________________
Whatever (according to BB): "You are correct but I don't want to admit it".


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Crocodiles in rivers that flow through Kruger
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:11 pm 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:51 am
Posts: 4776
Location: Johannesburg SA
FAC Member (2013)
They surely do swim in the rivers past Kruger boundaries :hmz:

_________________
Kruger 2014!!!

16-23 August - Lower Sabi!!!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Crocodiles in rivers that flow through Kruger
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:20 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue May 02, 2006 11:07 am
Posts: 219
Location: Western Cape
They do most certainly "get out" (or maybe they were never "in" to start off with). I have a timeshare unit at Hazyview, and there are couple of crocs that live in the river right in front of our unit. Makes for an intersting late afternoon stroll on the river banks... :o

_________________
Moving on...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Crocodiles in rivers that flow through Kruger
Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:54 am 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 13, 2005 9:02 pm
Posts: 17053
Location: mind in SA, body in The Netherlands
suppose they can be found in many rivers near Kruger
As long as food is around and not to much disturbance

_________________
Submit your Images


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Crocodiles in rivers that flow through Kruger
Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:56 am 
Offline
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 20, 2008 1:11 pm
Posts: 1496
Location: Roodepoort
Grantmissy wrote:
Bush Baptist wrote:
After all there is no underwater sign telling them that they are leaving Kruger.
:)

I do not know for sure Bush Baptist but I think they are present in the rivers in the surrounding towns (to Kruger) in the Lowveld. I recall a tragedy which took place a few years back, I think at Phalaborwa, town, on New Years or Christmas day involving a crocodile.


You are quite right Grantmissy, it was 1 January 2010 in the Phalaborwa area. We know the husband of the deceased.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Crocodiles in rivers that flow through Kruger
Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:57 am 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger

Joined: Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:29 pm
Posts: 544
Location: Okavango
There are plenty of Crocs outside the western part of the park. Swim there at your own peril!
Take the Limpopo for example...you find the crocs a few hundred km west of the park.
And its not just a croc thing.
I rmember in 2005 when a guy was killed by a lion outside the Phalaborwa Spar at night. Also someone was driving on the tar road to Letaba and saw a lion dragging a man across the road.

_________________
Mana Pools: 11th - 20th Oct
KNP: 27th Nov - 5 Dec


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Crocodiles in rivers that flow through Kruger
Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:03 pm 
Offline
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 10, 2007 3:44 pm
Posts: 2756
Location: Welkom
FAC Member (2012)
They can be found in most low lying sections of major rivers, and were spotted in the Duzi river just before the race started. They have an amazing way of adapting to any condition and that is why they have survived the big dinosaur extinction. Jackals and vervet monkeys are in the same league when it come to surviving in populated areas.

_________________
Give thanks for unknown blessings already on its way---African saying
Member nr 8512
Cheetah supporterPURIST and proud thereof


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Crocodiles in rivers that flow through Kruger
Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:44 pm 
Offline
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
User avatar
Award: Funniest/Best Forumite Name (2013)
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2005 12:38 pm
Posts: 9644
Location: In the shadow of Table Mountain
FAC Member (2012)
Thanks all.

I was just wondering how far one has to go from a national/Natal park to be able to swim in a river in the country to be able to do it without worrying about being eaten.

_________________
Whatever (according to BB): "You are correct but I don't want to admit it".


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Crocodiles in rivers that flow through Kruger
Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:49 pm 
Offline
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 20, 2008 1:11 pm
Posts: 1496
Location: Roodepoort
BB, when I was a small child, we used to visit my grandparents in Schoemanskloof. We were not allowed to go near the river alone, as there were a lot of crocs. That is 100km? up river... :hmz:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Crocodiles in rivers that flow through Kruger
Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:00 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:29 pm
Posts: 244
Location: Constantia Kloof, JHB
There is a small resort just outside of Brits called Drie Berge. We go there quite often over weekends and they have a few crocs in the river, with ampel warnings signs around.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 104 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  Next



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group

Webcams Highlights

Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Submitted by ritad at 08:10:42 Submitted by kali33 at 20:10:06 Submitted by BevAnn at 18:16:09 Submitted by Ellies at 22:08:47