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by Jock
Mon Jun 05, 2023 2:18 pm
Forum: SANParks Tuskers
Topic: Identification Help – Tuskers
Replies: 59
Views: 54844

Re: Identification Help – Tuskers

Thank you very much Rosemary
by Jock
Thu Jun 01, 2023 8:54 am
Forum: SANParks Tuskers
Topic: Identification Help – Tuskers
Replies: 59
Views: 54844

Re: Identification Help – Tuskers

We saw this female yesterday and was wondering if she is known. She only had one long tusk, her other one was broken. She had a small calf with her and part of a large herd.
by Jock
Wed Sep 07, 2022 3:01 am
Forum: Travel Tales
Topic: Long awaited return to paradise
Replies: 18
Views: 7047

Re: Long awaited return to paradise

Thank you for all coming on our trip with us, we certainly were blessed with plenty to see and spending time with a special friend and family members made it even better. I thought I would close the trip off with a snap shot on how mother nature takes care of something as big as a giraffe. We did se...
by Jock
Thu Sep 01, 2022 12:37 am
Forum: Travel Tales
Topic: Long awaited return to paradise
Replies: 18
Views: 7047

Re: Long awaited return to paradise

Thanks again for the wonderful comments. The trip is nearing the end and this day always arrives, but the good thing is, we can start planning our next trip. Our last full day in the park we headed out early for a misty morning. A herd of buffalo caught our attention and a few crossed the road inclu...
by Jock
Mon Aug 29, 2022 12:41 am
Forum: Travel Tales
Topic: Long awaited return to paradise
Replies: 18
Views: 7047

Re: Long awaited return to paradise

Thanks so much for the wonderful comments, we certainly have had a wonderful trip. The baby reveal was awesome, as mentioned I baked the cake and iced it and a colleague decorated it. The baby is a little girl. Gender reveal cake.jpeg Right back to Kruger, and it is moving day. Because it is so hard...
by Jock
Tue Aug 23, 2022 9:46 am
Forum: Birds
Topic: Hornbill, Southern Ground
Replies: 56
Views: 44351

Re: Hornbill, Southern Ground

We found this Ground Hornbill sitting in a tree calling.

by Jock
Mon Aug 22, 2022 3:55 am
Forum: Travel Tales
Topic: Long awaited return to paradise
Replies: 18
Views: 7047

Re: Long awaited return to paradise

I am working night shift this week so thought I would do another episode this morning. I also have a cake to bake, I have been asked to do a gender reveal which I have been wanting to do for so long, just hope the cake works. Right today Kylstron, Elsa and myself set off with the intension of having...
by Jock
Sat Aug 20, 2022 3:49 am
Forum: Travel Tales
Topic: Long awaited return to paradise
Replies: 18
Views: 7047

Re: Long awaited return to paradise

It is the weekend and the weather looks like I will get to cut the grass and do some weeding so while things are drying off from a little rain overnight, I thought I would add another episode. I also have some friends coming over for an evening around the firepit and enjoying some bunny chow and mal...
by Jock
Thu Aug 18, 2022 2:15 am
Forum: Travel Tales
Topic: Long awaited return to paradise
Replies: 18
Views: 7047

Re: Long awaited return to paradise

Right, back again and I will continue.... IMG_1365.JPG While having lunch at the club house, two troops of Vervet Monkeys declared war over the possession of the golf course. CJ7ew7ajfuw Although the monkeys were around, they did not come to deck so we were able to enjoy our lunch in peace. IMG_1377...
by Jock
Thu Aug 18, 2022 2:00 am
Forum: Travel Tales
Topic: Long awaited return to paradise
Replies: 18
Views: 7047

Re: Long awaited return to paradise

Hop on the bus, we are going on a safari with Jean, Elsa, Klystron and myself today. Once again it was an early start and a cold one so we were all wrapped up in the warmest cloths Durban people own. The morning started with a stunning sunrise, as only Kruger can provide. IMG_1041.JPG Shortly after ...
by Jock
Wed Aug 17, 2022 3:09 am
Forum: Mammals and Reptiles
Topic: Cheetah
Replies: 33
Views: 114670

Re: Cheetah

A very special cheetah sighting we saw when in Kruger in May/June this year.

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by Jock
Wed Aug 17, 2022 1:31 am
Forum: Travel Tales
Topic: Long awaited return to paradise
Replies: 18
Views: 7047

Re: Long awaited return to paradise

Hello all from South Australia, it is a chilly morning but not too bad. The furbabies are all happy having their morning breakfast so I thought I would do another day while enjoying my morning coffee. Thank you for all the kind words, we are half way through our trip so jump on the bus. Today Scotty...
by Jock
Sat Aug 13, 2022 5:32 am
Forum: Travel Tales
Topic: Re: Sunset Dam
Replies: 1565
Views: 214920

Re: Sunset Dam

Some of the sightings at Sunset Dam we saw on our recent trip to Kruger in May/June This Grey Heron amused as he was sitting on the back of the hippo that was getting down to business. IMG_9919 resize.JPG He eventually decided he best move to another hippo only to find himself surfing as that hippo ...
by Jock
Sat Aug 13, 2022 4:09 am
Forum: Travel Tales
Topic: Long awaited return to paradise
Replies: 18
Views: 7047

Re: Long awaited return to paradise

Thanks for the kind words, I am working nights tonight so I thought I would put together another day visit as the weather is still windy and wet. We got 8ml of rain yesterday which is good for this part of the world. I live in the driest state in the driest country so every ml we get is a blessing. ...
by Jock
Fri Aug 12, 2022 4:00 am
Forum: Travel Tales
Topic: Long awaited return to paradise
Replies: 18
Views: 7047

Re: Long awaited return to paradise

As mentioned, we travelled in two vehicles with the second vehicle getting the timing spot on. The joys of Kruger are a few second longer stop can result in a near miss or finding something you could have missed if you were seconds ahead. Car two saw a few things we did not, but I also included pict...