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 Post subject: AWC
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 9:07 pm 
I'm afraid the interbreeding of Wild Cats and ferals may already have occurred in Kruger.

Around 2000 I found one on the Eileen Orpen Dam loop near Tshokwane at about 15h00.

It was not shy at all and fooled around in the road, chasing butterflies etc!

I have seen them before, and this one did have the right build an red behind the ears. However, it had white paws!

I'll try to post the photos, but will have to scan them first (not digital).

This sighting was a few kilos from the Moz border - though I wonder how many domestic cats are in that particular area.

I think they will not make it as a separate species in the Lowveld - perhaps in Kgalagadi.

Other sightings: Renosterkoppies dam
Orpen Night drive (Often)

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Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 6:43 pm 
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Ok here goes - just a fraction of our AFW cat sightings in KTP!

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Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:31 am 
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Hi BB - I have had major computer problems since my return and thus have been somewhat forced into silence!

The kitten was amongst the garbage in the Attendant's closed in back area behind his "tent" where the garbage is stored for Kielie Krankie until a truck comes to take it away. He informed us that this particular AFW virtually lives in and around the 4 units at KK and hunts geckoes, cobras and rats. The kittens were just too beautiful and one is almost fooled into thinking that they are tame!!

Lovely to meet you! Thanks you for going to the trouble of coming to find me!

I will get to my report during this week and start loading it onto the sightings thread!

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Unread postPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 11:43 am 
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Filmed at the Nossob road a week and a half ago.

There was another AWC, just a kilometer spaced from this one...

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Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:54 am 
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These were taken in June 2007 at Kgalagadi. Can't remember the exact locations but think it was on the road to Nossob from Twee Rivieren.

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Sorry about the quality of photos as these were taken into the sun next to the road. Spot the AWC (Psssst, it's on the Sociable Weaver's Nest)

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The next two were taken on the road from Mata Mata to Twee Rivieren.
Typical AWC pic with tail in the air.
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Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 8:32 pm 
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Bush Baptist wrote:
In KTP, sightings are common, but in Kruger it is a rare sighting. Have seen at least 6 in KTP in 4 visits, and 1 in 18 Kruger visits.


I saw my first (and one and only) AWC in Kruger (near Olifants) in November 2001. My first 5 visits to KTP did not produce a single AWC. During my sixth visit (May 2007) we saw a total of 10 AWC's.

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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Cat
Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 10:40 am 
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Saw another (my second) in Kruger in December on a night ride down the S100 from Satara.

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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Cat
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Screening the webcam time-lapse videos I came upon the following and thought it worth capturing and posting here too.

African wild cat!

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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Cat
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:33 am 
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We were on a evening drive near Urikaruus, when we saw this beautiful animal, the African Wild Cat. She stayed for a long time with us and got used to our car. When an other car came, she disappeared but after the car was gone, she came back to us until we had to leave her because of the time. It was a great meeting with this beauty. :wink:



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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Cat
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what a special sighting nico!, thanks for sharing :thumbs_up: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Cat
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While staying at Satara in September we saw 5 AWC on our night game drive.
One was just a few meters from the front gate, ran across the road and into the short grass on the south side. It stopped long enough for all to see, but is was too dark for photos.
The others were all on the S100.
We also saw one on a night drive from Letaba.
We had the good fortune to see genet, civet, cerval, Leopard, Cheetah (8 at once) and of course Lion, while in Kruger.
My wife is a Veterinarian who specialises in Felids, so we really enjoyed all of the cats.
Last year in KZN we got a pretty good view of a female, who seemed annoyed by our presence, but stayed long enough for photos.

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I just found this thread and enjoyed all of the great photos of AWC's. Thanks everyone!

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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Cat
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Great photo normana53!! :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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