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lion queen Take a guess at what we saw in KTP April 2012

Unread postby lion queen » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:57 am

I need to get this started otherwise I'll never begin!!! :wall: :wall: :wall:

This April trip of us started ( with out to much planning!!!) when SO saw two nights opened at Urikarus!!! :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

Now being in Upington and having done the quick weekend getaway thousands ( yes I know not really :tongue: ) of times, we could have done it again...................but my brain told my body that she needs a lot more KTP treatment so I thought lets make it a week................ :hmz: :hmz:

So I started to look for other availability..............so we ended up with 2 nights in Uri, 3 nights Mata Mata river front and one last night at Kieliekrankie.................. :thumbs_up:

We were set to leave easter Monday after we've dropped of daughter at the airport and we could not wait...........then Sunday morning my Mom phone to say she fell the previous evening and she thinks that her knee is broken..............sooooooooooooo we rushed there, got the ambulance ( and I must say in Upington you don't do the normal Ambulance service because there is no service!!!!) to take her to hospital. After all the x-rays confirmation that her knee-cap is broken and the doctor is going to operate............but only by Wednesday.

To go or not to go!!!! :think: :think: :think:

In the end we decided to go, we could only visit her twice a day and if any thing happens they could radio us and we would be back in town in less that 3 hours............ :pray:

Any way..............after we made a quick visit to the hospital to say goodbye, we were off to the airport for daughter to catch her flight, and just after half ten we were on our way to KTP. :dance: :dance: :dance:

We made a quick visit at Moose to drop of some groceries ( and I had to see myself that this girl is okay!!!) and then it was us, a week in the park and peace and quiet!!!!

:D :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Take a guess at what we saw in KTP April 2012

Unread postby lion queen » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:14 am

Now to get to the guess what part!!!

As most of you know leopards are the one thing I really want an awesome sighting off!!!! :wall: :wall: :wall:

Over the years and numerous visits, we've only succeeded to see three leopards and none we up close and personal............. :whistle: :whistle:

Sooooooooooooooo

In order to help Lionspoon with her mobile webcam project:

1.I'll pay for each correct guess of How many leopards we saw on this trip a hundred Rand to the project.

If you want you could place bets ( really can be small amounts R10 etc) between each other or if you guess correct pay an amount..........it's all up to you

2. We had what I though were a not so ordinary sighting during our trip ( and I'll give you a clue it was not a bird!!!)

I'll pay for each correct guess of what the not so ordinary animal was that we saw a five hundred Rand to the project.

Same applies here, if you want you could give to the project if you guess correct or you could bet against each other.

Come on Angels and Musketeers................this is going to be a lot of fun!!!!
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Re: Take a guess at what we saw in KTP April 2012

Unread postby Heksie » Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:40 pm

Ok Lion Queen
I have read my tea leaves and if I haven't had too much Amarula this morning already they say:
5 leopards was seen...
An aardvark was seen...
Now for the TR I can't wait! :popcorn:
Ok and if I guessed right I will contribute R250 to the webcams! And if I'm not right I will contribute R250 to the webcams! :w:
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Re: Take a guess at what we saw in KTP April 2012

Unread postby picnic » Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:24 pm

:clap: :clap: LQ, what a great thought. :dance:

I'm not good with guessing, so I'll give R100.00. :thumbs_up:

Waiting the TT. :lol:
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Re: Take a guess at what we saw in KTP April 2012

Unread postby Lionspoon » Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:06 pm

A huuuge thank you, lion queen for this initiative AND for your generosity!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

So, let's see. :hmz:

I'll guess 6 leopards.

I'll pay R25 for each leopard you saw.

I'll pay R100 if the not so special, but special sighting was... hm, a caracal. :mrgreen:
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Re: Take a guess at what we saw in KTP April 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:13 pm

:hmz: :hmz: :hmz: :hmz:

4 leopards

and a porcupine


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Re: Take a guess at what we saw in KTP April 2012

Unread postby anne-marie » Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:19 pm

:hmz: Zar 500... or is a big animal... or a very unsual... big like Elephant :lol: ... Porcupine ? :whistle:
and Leopards :hmz: I saw so many this year :mrgreen: :? and not even one last year :lol: , so I guess 3, three Leopards
and I bet Zar 100 if... if one or both guesses are right :D

and also :gflower: :gflower: for your mom... oups painfull... a lot of thoughts :D
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Re: Take a guess at what we saw in KTP April 2012

Unread postby lion queen » Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:00 pm

Hi Michael,

This is how it all started in October 2011. Here is a link to the whole "on the move" thread under Wild Projects

On the move to find the action


Lionspoon wrote:Never seen at Nossob!
Ultimately rare sighting guaranteed on 24th October 2011!
It'll only appear to make sure that another camera can be established at SANParks.
But we need your help to realize both!


The aim: A mobile webcam that can be hauled to different SANParks.

The method: Luring the rare sightings to Nossob to support the task.

The payment: Donations made via GivenGain to VHR Support.

The profit: Insights to less visited SANParks.
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Re: Take a guess at what we saw in KTP April 2012

Unread postby lion queen » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:33 pm

Take a guess at what we saw in KTP April 2012

Day 1 Part 1


We were in TR just after 12H00 and booked in at reception. Then we quickly popped in at Moose and then it was out and through the gates.

We decided to rather do the leeudril 4X4 than the dune road between TR and Houmoed. What a lovely route to follow!!! :dance: :dance:

At Houmoed we witnessed our first kill…….

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His friend was watching from above

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I assume the snack was way too small to share!!!

Just need to get rid of all these feathers :doh:

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Now I’m beginning to wonder why this birdie looked so big when I swooped in to catch it............ :wall: :slap:

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Then down the road this one posed so nice on a dead tree stump

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Re: Take a guess at what we saw in KTP April 2012

Unread postby lion queen » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:12 pm

The rest of the trip up to Urikarus was really very quiet………….bliss………….we’re home!!! :dance:


Then just past Kamqua………..an odd 600 meters…………..three cars………..and what do we have on our left. :hmz:

Some very sleepy lions on a Gemsbok kill. :big_eyes: Second kill for the day!!!

Daddy is guarding the carcass…………..

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The rest is fast a sleep :slap:

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Oh my goodness why DID I eat so much!!! :wall: :wall:

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Mommy is laying a bit further from the rest……..also fast asleep :roll:

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There it is again that incredible uncomfortable feeling……….I ate too much!! :rtm: :rtm:

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But don’t fool yourself…………this carcass is all mine………..just mine!!!!! :twisted: :twisted:

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Re: Take a guess at what we saw in KTP April 2012

Unread postby melph68 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:06 am

Hi lion queen :D :D :D
What awesome photos of the lions with their kill :shock: 8) :cam:
Especially the one where Daddy is resting a protective paw on the carcass :thumbs_up:
Can't wait for more of this TR :popcorn: :popcorn:

My guess is you saw 4 leopard and as for the other....I'll go aardvark too :pray:
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Re: Take a guess at what we saw in KTP April 2012

Unread postby lion queen » Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:16 am

lion queen wrote:Now to get to the guess what part!!!

As most of you know leopards are the one thing I really want an awesome sighting off!!!! :wall: :wall: :wall:

Over the years and numerous visits, we've only succeeded to see three leopards and none we up close and personal............. :whistle: :whistle:

Sooooooooooooooo

In order to help Lionspoon with her mobile webcam project:

1.I'll pay for each correct guess of How many leopards we saw on this trip a hundred Rand to the project.

If you want you could place bets ( really can be small amounts R10 etc) between each other or if you guess correct pay an amount..........it's all up to you

2. We had what I though were a not so ordinary sighting during our trip ( and I'll give you a clue it was not a bird!!!)

I'll pay for each correct guess of what the not so ordinary animal was that we saw a five hundred Rand to the project.

Same applies here, if you want you could give to the project if you guess correct or you could bet against each other.

Come on Angels and Musketeers................this is going to be a lot of fun!!!!


As no-one has guessed the special animal correct, I think I should maybe give you an extra little clue on the special sighting...........I haven't seen a photo of this in the other KTP TRs ( maybe in the older ones that I haven't read).........it's seen fairly often in KNP.........it's a medium sized animal...........now I feel less cold blooded after giving you some clues. :gflower:
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Re: Take a guess at what we saw in KTP April 2012

Unread postby threedogs » Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:05 pm

Okay.....I am going with 4 leopards and an African Rock Python! :lol: :hmz:
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Re: Take a guess at what we saw in KTP April 2012

Unread postby lion queen » Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:05 pm

cheetah2111 wrote:But I have read 2 KTP TR's if that many :lol:
Do we only get one guess? :hmz:
Now I know the fairly commonly seen, medium sized animal that is seen in Kruger and not KTP is the African Wild Dog :hmz: :hmz: :hmz:
So let me go with that 8)


Cheetah!!!...........I'll be fair ( and just because at this stage no one has guessed it and it is not costing me any thing.....so poor webcam project is not gaining anything from this!!! :wall: :wall: )......you can change your guess of the animal if you want to and you can guess up to 3 animals!!!

BUT please if you change do not edit your post.......I'm just to lazy to go back :whistle: :whistle: ......please just do a new posting..... :rtm: :doh: :pray: :gflower:

And cheetah ..........why haven't you read more KTP trip reports????......then you would have known that there is NO wild doggies on the SA side any more.........as far as I could gather last seen by Guss Mills somewhere in the late 1970's...... :dance: :dance: .........and if we were so lucky to have seen doggies I would NEVER been able to keep it a secret for sooooooo long!!!! :P
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Re: Take a guess at what we saw in KTP April 2012

Unread postby Buglette » Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:09 pm

Hi Lion Queen,
Well, I'm not one to let a challenge go by so I'm taking a wild guess at 7, yes SEVEN , leopards. It's a totally crazy number and if you did see that many I may just explode from jealousy.

Your lion pics at the kill were enough to get the green man going, anyway. :mrgreen:

I was going to guess the other animal as a pangolin.

Please send me the bank details and I'll make a small donation to the project.

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