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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Cat
Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 5:35 am 
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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Cat
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Wow....looking at photos makes me Jealous :twisted:

I've seen AWC in Kruger only 4 times and twice in Balule, and these were all pre camera days :evil: One day I WILL get a photo!!!! :D

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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Cat
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Yeah, it is quite odd. The people on the night ride got excited when we saw a pair of scrawny, emaciated lions walking on the road, (2 of the 47 I saw in 5 days), but the much rarer AWC was a bit boring. So many foreigners - and locals too - are taken in by this 'big 5' hype.

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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Cat
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BB, saw my first Kruger AWC today just north of Palaborwa. Made my day!! :dance:


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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Cat
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My best sighting of an African Wild Cat was in Kalahari. it was 1998 we stayed on a waterhole. We stood there for round about 30 minutes. We saw nothing except the normal stuff like Springboks... . We stood underneath a tree Then i watched up in the tree and there it was a beautifull African Wild cat. we stood there and just watched. It was great, because it was a big surprise for us to spott this animal during day time.

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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Cat
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Malealea wrote:
We saw nothing except the normal stuff like Springboks... .

Sorry but Springbok is not nothing, it's one of Kgalagadi's most beautiful animals. :naughty:


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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Cat
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We saw an AWC on our KNP-trip in 2005 near Satara and again now in June (Sunset Drive Satara) :dance:
Will post pics soon...

My SO actually has been to KNP (or any game reserve) only twice and has seen AWC both times! What a statistic! :dance: :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Cat
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What a cute beauty :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Thanks once more for sharing your fantastic videos with us Nico :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Cat
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Nico wrote:
Malealea wrote:
We saw nothing except the normal stuff like Springboks... .

Sorry but Springbok is not nothing, it's one of Kgalagadi's most beautiful animals. :naughty:


Nico, I have to agree with you. They are such neat little animals. Earlier this year, on the farm, I was sitting in the veld with a fallen tree at my back and tallish grass in front of me, and the springbok came grazing up to about 15 meters from me, totally oblivious of my presence. you should have seen their reaction when I started talking to them! :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Cat
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Another great video Nico. :clap: :clap: :clap:

What a privilege to have such a sighting.

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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Cat
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Another great video, Nico! Would love to see one of these beautiful cats in KNP. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Cat
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Hi

I agree with you and Nico Springbooks are beautifull animals and not "nothing", but you have to agree with me, when you see nothing except Springboks und Blue Wildebeest then this animlas are normal sightings and not a very big Highlight. I shold have used a better orthographie to avoid Missunderstandings.

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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Cat
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We saw one in July 2009 just before gate closing time just outside Singwedzi. Unfortunately, because of bad light, we haven't got a clear picture.

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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Cat
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Great sighting, and well captured...thanks for sharing! :clap: :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Cat
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It's exactly like my late cat, that arrived at the venerable age of 22 years :lol:


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