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Re: An eventful trip... to Kgalagadi

Unread postby anne-marie » Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:09 pm

Snakes

Without any doubt, this Horned Adder is the star of the list. About 40 cm, camouflaged in the scree, it hardly moved, at first I thought it was dead ... no, no, it was just recovering from its stupor of winter :dance: still a big first :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Re: An eventful trip... to Kgalagadi

Unread postby anne-marie » Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:11 pm

Then quite a lot of Cape Cobras, including a dead one

This one turned long, first on the road, then in the sand ... :hmz:
it was looking for a corner to poop... like cats :lol:

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Re: An eventful trip... to Kgalagadi

Unread postby anne-marie » Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:37 pm

This one stood up and has "fled" as fast as it could, and I missed the first pictures.
I was on the wrong side in the car :lol:

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Re: An eventful trip... to Kgalagadi

Unread postby anne-marie » Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:40 pm

Another is impaled on the thorns of the bush ... maybe not awakened enough or disturbed :shock:
He remained there several days :(

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Re: An eventful trip... to Kgalagadi

Unread postby anne-marie » Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:42 pm

This Mole Snake warmed itself in the sand of the road, I stayed a long time to protect it ... but I had to give, to my great regret :(
I have not seen it on the road the next day, so I want to believe that it escaped to the tires 4x4 :dance:

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Re: An eventful trip... to Kgalagadi

Unread postby anne-marie » Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:45 pm

This one too, and I do not know what has become ... it was not visible at all :?

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Re: An eventful trip... to Kgalagadi

Unread postby anne-marie » Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:47 pm

That one on the side of the road had better luck :thumbs_up:

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Re: An eventful trip... to Kgalagadi

Unread postby anne-marie » Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:51 am

Falcons-Krestrels-Kites

Pygmy Falcon


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Re: An eventful trip... to Kgalagadi

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Black-shouldered Kite


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Re: An eventful trip... to Kgalagadi

Unread postby anne-marie » Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:55 am

Lanner Falcon


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it catch a Dove... but fly away in another tree, and from where I was I can't see :think:
not the best waterhole to follow a Falcon... it was at Rooikop


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Re: An eventful trip... to Kgalagadi

Unread postby anne-marie » Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:58 am

Greater Kestrel

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Image after the fire, fire all around in the dunes, it was frightful :shock:


Rock Kestrel

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Re: An eventful trip... to Kgalagadi

Unread postby anne-marie » Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:35 pm

Suricates

Not a lot of chance with Suricates, or too far away, or hidden by high and dense grass

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Re: An eventful trip... to Kgalagadi

Unread postby anne-marie » Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:37 pm

But this one :dance: … in a hurry to return home


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Re: An eventful trip... to Kgalagadi

Unread postby anne-marie » Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:39 pm

And those, almost awake… sharing holes with Ground Squirrels


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Re: An eventful trip... to Kgalagadi

Unread postby anne-marie » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:21 pm

Réparations :shock:

Kieliekrankie, a pride of Lions (about 10 of them), visited the camp early this morning… of course before I arrived :slap:
And Willem have to fix the lamp for next night, and at the waterhole put again in place the misplaced stones... what a work... it seems the harder was to return with all things on the shoulder :whistle:

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