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 Post subject: Re: Cape clawless otter
Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:29 am 
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We saw them in the Sabie river close to Nkhulu. I see most sightings of them in Kruger are around this spot. Glad the floods didn't wash them away.


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 Post subject: Re: Cape clawless otter
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WoW, DD! Nice photo and very special sighting :mrgreen: :mrgreen: (I have yet to see one :( )


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 Post subject: Re: Cape clawless otter
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We saw a guy running down the causeway road (s79) between LS and Nkulu Picnic spot on sunday the 8th July, unfortunately the camera was buried under the pillows on back seat so no picture


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 Post subject: Cape Clawless Otter
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Hey guys was wondering how many of you have managed to see and capture a cape clawless otter in Kruger? if possible please wont you post a picture of your capture. Thanks guys! Look forward to seeing your pictures and your experiences :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Cape clawless otter
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I saw this Cape Clawless otter from the Lower Sabie bridge this year in September.
In the pic it is eating a crab. It was there one afternoon late (not good for pics) and then again very early the next morning.
I waited for him :)

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 Post subject: Re: Cape Clawless Otter
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Hi Massimo,

Have a look Cape Clawless Otter
for lots of pics and info. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Cape Clawless Otter
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Hi Massimo

Saw 2 Cape Clawless Otters sitting on a rock on high level bridge at Sabi River-Sand River confluence. They eventually got into the water and swam around from the one side of the bridge to the other side on a few ocassions before disappearing. I was parked right at the side of the bridge so got some nice visuals of these otters. Unfortunately I did not have a camera to take photos. Have since purchased myself 2 decent cameras and one telephoto lens so that I do not slip up on an opportunity like that again


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 Post subject: Re: Cape clawless otter
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Hey, PP, great to see you around :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Cape clawless otter
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Hey, PP, great to see you around :thumbs_up:



Thanks MM, glad you still here,... been away from here for quite awhile but often lurking in the background :)

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 Post subject: Re: Cape Clawless Otter
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Hi Massimo, during our last visit, september last year, we were in Lower Sabie and on one moment it was very busy on the bridge. So we stopped and tooked very carefully.... but we couldn't find out what everybody was looking at. So we asked and yes it was a clawless otter in the reed at the east side of the bridge. As far as we could see the otter was eating a very yound croc. (other people told us). But it was just our first sighting of an otter.

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 Post subject: Re: Cape Clawless Otter
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I must say I was blessed when I was in Kruger this past holiday. Having seen nothing in the morning I decided to head over the bridge at Lower Sabie and see if I have any luck on the bridge. As I reached the bridge I witnessed some reeds moving and so I kept watching it then BOOM!! a CAPE CLAWLESS OTTER! :dance: :dance: tick on the wish list !! Here are some of the pictures that I managed to capture of this amazing creature. Will do a full blog on my website in the coming week :)

:cam: © Massimo Da Silva. Hope you enjoy :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Cape Clawless Otter
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Fan Bl..dy tastic pics Massimo. Wow!!! Now I too know they are in KNP :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Cape Clawless Otter
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Not sure how exactly to capture an otter, but I suspect it is not allowed in the KNP.

Johan


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 Post subject: Re: Cape Clawless Otter
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Stunning photos!!!

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