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 Post subject: Re: If not, why not? (RV)
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:28 pm 
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All correct :D Imberbe, you're it!

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 Post subject: Re: If not, why not? (RV)
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:clap: :clap: Imberbe. :thumbs_up:
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 Post subject: Re: If not, why not? (RV)
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 Post subject: Re: If not, why not? (RV)
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It is hot. Walking on the open plains near Satara our guide heads with his group towards a small rocky hill for a rest. They have walked some way already, and the group looks forward to get in to some shade, rest and have something to eat and drink.

Suddenly the guide turns away from the hill, and leads the group back in to the open plains.

A bit later he explains that he saw a small herd of springbuck staring at the hill, and realised that a predator was hiding there.

Did he act correctly?

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 Post subject: Re: If not, why not? (RV)
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:lol: :lol: I don't think he is a very good guide - springbuck near Satara??? :roll: :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: If not, why not? (RV)
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Imberbe wrote:

Did he act correctly?

Yes he did, he explained his actions to the guests. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: If not, why not? (RV)
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He did the right thing. Predators use elevated areas to look for prey. In one of the National Geographic films, it shows a wild cheetah jumping on top of a game Land Rover in order to get a better view. It was filmed in Tanzania. But, springboks near Satara?? Tsk tsk tsk!!

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 Post subject: Re: If not, why not? (RV)
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RosemaryH wrote:
:lol: :lol: I don't think he is a very good guide - springbuck near Satara??? :roll: :wink:


Was my thoughts too.

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 Post subject: Re: If not, why not? (RV)
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:D :naughty:

You are all wrong! :twisted:

Our guide should have headed straight towards shade the moment he started "seeing" springbuck in KNP! He should have realised that he was starting to get delerious form the heat of the sun, and was in danger!

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Giving IT to Rosemary for spotting the springbuck! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: If not, why not? (RV)
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 Post subject: Re: If not, why not? (RV)
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Both sneaky and clever Imberbe!!!! :thumbs_up:

You are on a rocky outcrop. You spot, just the head, of a Mozambique Spitting Cobra in crevice, facing you. You are not wearing glasses. You are safe, watching the snake, as long as it remains lying in the crevice?

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 Post subject: Re: If not, why not? (RV)
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Springbuck is very old-style terminology, though, IB ... I always heard the herds to be springbok. Must be a guide in his Nineties. :twisted:

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Depends on the distance, Rosemary, but I'll assume it is pretty close. Mozambiquan Spitting Cobras are nervous, highly-strung snakes that will readily attack by spitting toxic venom if confronted at close quarters. I'd be out of there as soon as possible, with eyes averted (or head turned) and movement in an appropriately-effective direction away from the snake.

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 Post subject: Re: If not, why not? (RV)
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:) You are just over 2 meters from the snake OWN :wink:

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