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 Post subject: Re: Hyaena, Spotted
Unread postPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:41 am 
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 Post subject: Hyena IN skukuza camp!
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IN Skukuza next to Restuarant (East)
Walked right past me!!!
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Hyena inside Skukuza camp last night
Woke up around 23h00 last night to find a Hyena going through the trash can outside. Was huge.
Reported it to On duty manager last night. Not sure if it was found.
Perfect sighting but dangerous I guess.
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 Post subject: Re: Hyena IN skukuza camp!
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Talk about a surprise visitor!

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 Post subject: Re: Hyena IN skukuza camp!
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WOW Ossendryver :o :o
What happen in a case like this? :?

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 Post subject: Re: Hyena IN skukuza camp!
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And from this morning!

Hyena inside Skukuza camp last night
Woke up around 23h00 last night to find a Hyena going through the trash can outside. Was huge.
Reported it to On duty manager last night. Not sure if it was found.
Perfect sighting but dangerous I guess.
By Stoffel.
Reported: 2


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 Post subject: Re: Hyena IN skukuza camp!
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:56 am 
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Hi all

This hyena has been in camp for n while now. We were camping there in June 2012 and I was sitting at the braai the morning having some coffee at about 05:30 am waiting for the gates to open and he/she sneaked up on me. It is actually a big hyena because i was sitting on a camping chair and it looked me straight in the eye.
I do not know who got the biggest freight me or the hyena and I jumped up and could only get out "my f*k hyena" and he ran off.

Over the next few days it was seen a lot at the caravans and at the ablutions late night and very early morning.

I hope they are trying to catch it.

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 Post subject: Re: Hyena IN skukuza camp!
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....they were also reported/spotted in skukuza end of june this year during the holidays, we left the absa guesthouse (10 children in our group..) and the next night one was spotted in the garden of the house... :big_eyes: think the children were too noisy the night before !!
We did report, and also told them were they are coming through the fence near the absa house, no feedback etc. Did also find out that final year students are busy with a study project on the behaviour of the skukuza/village hyena clan's behaviour ( to those away from human habitation) as they apparently only eat/scavenge from the rubbish bins in the village. The den near scientific services apparently accounts for 19 hyenas.

But surely they should have done someting by now to the fence..... :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Hyena IN skukuza camp!
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:21 am 
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Hi All

I contacted Peter Dlamini, the Hospitality Services Manager at Skukuza the next morning and informed him about the Hyena. Peter said they would find the Hyena and release it outside the camp. He also said they would look for the hole where the Hyena's are coming through.
After speaking to him this morning, he said that Rangers spent the whole night looking for the Hyena and the hole. :clap: I have asked him to let me know once they have more information. I will then post it here. :popcorn: Thanks

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 Post subject: Re: Hyena IN skukuza camp!
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Hi All. When we first visited KNP (1966) we saw hyenas in Skuks every night so this is not something new. Always sat up to see them and didn't feel threatened.

You would sometimes see more than one patrolling around the camp.

Must confess that I, in my ignorance, failed to report the matter to the camp authorities but i"m sure they were aware of the problem.


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 Post subject: Re: Hyena IN skukuza camp!
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I agree with pops

This is definitley no new problem. My dad told me once of lions laying around the communal fire inside the old Rabelais camp.
In 1987 I heard a leopard being caught inside Berg-en-Dal. Saw him in the cage after he was darted by the ranger.
My uncle was in Skukuza one year (early 90's i recall) when a leopard got inside the camp. A big group of visitors cornered and terrorized the poor thing.

We are visiting their environment and should take care esp at night.


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 Post subject: Re: Hyena IN skukuza camp!
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Reminds me of a trip to Skukuza a few years ago. My brother went for a shower one night and almost bumped into a hyena coming out of the ablution block! So these hyena visits have been going on for many years and these clever creatures keep on finding ways to get into the camp, to the frustration of management.

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 Post subject: Re: Hyena IN skukuza camp!
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Peter Dlamini, the Hospitality Services Manager at Skukuza informed me that all the hyenas were darted including the warthogs and they were removed out of the camp.

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 Post subject: Re: Hyena IN skukuza camp!
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Saw the hyena (female) walking around the permantent tents on the 15th
We were enjoying our coffee when she walking past us.
And visited my friends tent and went on her way again.

did not feel treated at all.

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 Post subject: 60+ Hyena Fight
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Hi all,

This happened this morning at around 7:00am

Two Hyena clans (+- 30+ in each clan) in a stand-off over a kill.
The clan on the right hand side made the kill (not sure of the type) but came out of the bush and charged the clan on the left side. Unknown number of hyenas in the bush on both sides of the road
Place: 900 metres north of the Southern Entrance of the Gomondwane Loop, H4-2 tar road.
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 Post subject: Re: 60+ Hyena Fight
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