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 Post subject: Re: Wheelchair user staying at Crocodile Bridge
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 Post subject: Nkuhlu Picnic Site
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Hi There Everybody,

I am looking to photograph Sundevalls Leaf Nosed Bat (Hipposiderus caffer) and know that there are often sightings of this species in the ladies bathrooms at Nkuhlu picnic spot, just east of Skukuza. Are they still hanging around there? (excuse the pun :D )

Report backs will be hugely appreciated! It will be incredibly interesting as i received sightings of these bats at the same spot at Nkuhlu in 2008, and if they are still using that roost it would be their 4th or so year!

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 Post subject: Re: Nkuhlu Picnic Spot Bats Still There?
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I posted this pic in October 2009.
I've been back since but never in October but I'll be there next month :dance: :dance: so I'll have a look for you.


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 Post subject: Re: Nkuhlu Picnic Spot Bats Still There?
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It is with sad news that I report back, The Nkhulu Sundevalls Leaf Nosed Bats have moved onto another roost. This could be due to various reasons (the floods, staff chasing them away etc) but we will never really know. I did find a single dead bat hanging from the males toilet (died of natural causes most probably).

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 Post subject: Re: Nkuhlu Picnic Site
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In 2012, we were pleasantly surprised by the absence of monkeys at Nkuhlu, and breakfast was wonderful.

Regrettably, the monkeys have returned, no doubt due to tourists wilfully feeding them, for a laugh. Oh that we could shoot the tourists and throw them to the crocs.

Alas. The brazen little savages are back.

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 Post subject: Re: Nkuhlu Picnic Spot Bats Still There?
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Batmad wrote:
It is with sad news that I report back, The Nkhulu Sundevalls Leaf Nosed Bats have moved onto another roost.

I would not be surprised if they were kindly requested to move on. :whistle:

Yo, quite a mess they left in the bathroom and I can very well imagine some complaints from unhappy ladies. :twisted:

Hope they found a lovely new roost where they can fertilize the garden and not the bathroom tiles. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Nkuhlu Picnic Site
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Perks. wrote:
In 2012, we were pleasantly surprised by the absence of monkeys at Nkuhlu, and breakfast was wonderful.

Regrettably, the monkeys have returned, no doubt due to tourists wilfully feeding them, for a laugh. Oh that we could shoot the tourists and throw them to the crocs.

Alas. The brazen little savages are back.



No doubt, responsible tourists can say this about indigenous peoples. I have been abused, scowled at, on more than one occasion. Frankly, I don't challenge people anymore.

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 Post subject: Re: Nkuhlu Picnic Site
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Doesn't everyone who visits Kruger, qualify as being tourists?

I don't think perks meant overseas tourists specifically....

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 Post subject: Re: Nkuhlu Picnic Site
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I didn't want to single out any specific demographic, tourists of all sorts are guilty of feeding the monkeys and baboons.

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 Post subject: Re: Nkuhlu Picnic Site
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Nkuhlu is a beautiful spot - with the worst facilities! Used to do great food and coffee - not any more.

It was also one of the worst for very aggressive baboons who would race in frightening everyone and grab whatever they could.

BUT this has been going on for years. I have been visiting at least yearly for 27 years and feeding of animals has been prohibited for all that time - and been going on for all that time. We lost our breakfast loaf to vervet on our first visit to Parfuri 25 years ago whilst distracted by a kind birder pointing out a narina trogon flying over.

And tourist from China and many other eastern countries are a relatively new phenomena!

Richard

ps the loaf was worth it - never seen the trogon since!


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 Post subject: Re: Nkuhlu Picnic Site
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About 10 years ago there was an old chap called Eric at Nkuhlu.

He used a catty to chase the vervets away when they became a nuisance.

When they saw Eric, they took off.

Eric was friendly and worked hard to keep Nkuhlu neat and tidy and vervet free. Sadly I believe he was bitten by a snake and never returned there.

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 Post subject: Re: Nkuhlu Picnic Site
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Nkulu also a good spot to see Green Pigeons


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