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Heksie's Searching for the Kitty Kats of Kruger - Jan. '13

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Heksie
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Re: Searching for the Kitty Kats of Kruger

Unread postby Heksie » Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:55 pm

Day 16… on our way home

Last night we decided that we will enter Kruger Gate and go to Hazyview via Numbi Gate. Everything was backed up and with two fully loaded cars we entered the Park for the last time. We made a quick stop at skuks to put in some petrol to get us to Hazyview, just as we got to the entrance a car was parked there and the women inside was very happy, she informed us that we just missed a leopard that crossed the road… WHAT?!? Oh well, we went to the loo, put in some petrol and off we were again. At Delaporte we had a BIG roadblock-for this dame…
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We didn’t stay long and the cars kept coming, now about this H1-1, I really do not like the Pretoriuskop area-too much HIGH grass-I struggle to see anything hey…
I was fortunate enough to see my first Steppe Buzzard on this road,
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And also a new sighting for and very exciting-a fork tailed drongo attacking a Bateleur in flight. This was really something special to see.
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And I think this is a Shikra but I believe you birders will help me with this ID,
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We turned at Transportdam and saw a few Waterbuck but nothing else.
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Then in the long grass another lifer for me, white-winged widowbird
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And just before we reached the gate some dwarf mongoose bid farewell and a safe journey for us,
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This was definitely one of the best and luckiest trips I’ve ever had with 29 lion sightings, 9 leopard sightings, 2 doggy sightings and cheetah. A trip that will not soon be forgotten and always cherished.
Till next time…
2015
10 July Letaba
11 July Satara
12-14 July Lower Sabie
15-18 July Tsendze

24-27 September Lower Sabie

11-20 Dec Satara
14 Dec Sable Hide
21-27 Dec Lower Sabie
28-31 Dec Satara
1 Jan Croc Bridge
2-4 Jan Satara
5-8 Jan Lower Sabie

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Heksie
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Award: Sighting of the Year - Small creatures/insects (2014)
Posts: 4294
Award: Travel Tale of the Year for KNP (2013)
Joined: Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:37 pm
Location: Pretoria

Re: Searching for the Kitty Kats of Kruger

Unread postby Heksie » Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:42 pm

Thank you:
Pumbaa, Hilda, Barry, Cheetah, Melph, Shushin, Wendy, Trrrrrrpie, Vinkie, porridge and all you mites that joined me in my search for kitty kats in Kruger....


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Ps Mel the Super 7 is the BIG 5 including cheetah and doggies :thumbs_up:
2015
10 July Letaba
11 July Satara
12-14 July Lower Sabie
15-18 July Tsendze

24-27 September Lower Sabie

11-20 Dec Satara
14 Dec Sable Hide
21-27 Dec Lower Sabie
28-31 Dec Satara
1 Jan Croc Bridge
2-4 Jan Satara
5-8 Jan Lower Sabie


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