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Re: Wild Dog sightings- season?

Unread post by tletter » Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:41 am

cheetah2111 wrote:Could it be that they hanging in areas away from the roads in winter?? Or have you seen wild dogs this past winter? 8)

We followed these three guys as they walked along the H1-2 for some 10 minutes at the end of July this winter.

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Re: African Wild Dog

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:59 pm

Hi o-dog.

This is the pack 7 km from Orpen camp, April 2009.

11 dogs.

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20 minutes into the park. Welcome to Kruger :twisted: :dance: :clap: :thumbs_up:
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Re: African Wild Dog

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:57 pm

It was a quiet day after the great start Joao, but a few days later this guy and some of his mates walked under my dad's armpit.

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Re: African Wild Dog

Unread post by o-dog » Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:22 am

DomInger_69: 2009 Census = 120 or so dogs. Very low but its probably just a natural fluctuation due to various factors. Last 10-15 years have been a wet cycle in the park - when drought returns, they will probably increase in number again.

@ BB - nice sighting :thumbs_up: ...we saw them in the exact same spot also in April 2009 as well -followed them for a few km from the Rabelais/Talamati turnoff. I wonder if we were at the same sighting. I know they have been spending a lot of time there though in the last couple of years.
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Re: African Wild Dog

Unread post by sandeep » Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:27 pm

Hi

I had 2 sightings of wild dogs in one morning, and can't believe that I can get that lucky, so perhaps the 1st pack was part of the 2nd one. Saw the 1st pack of 9 dogs - 4 adults and 5 younger ones - on the H3 about 400m from the turn off to Mathekenyane view point. This was at 0545 hours. The 2nd sighting was at 0930 hrs on the H5 about 2 km from where it meets S114. This was my best ever sighting with a pack of 17 dogs - 8 adults and 9 younger ones - they were resting all over the road and I was alone with them for almost an hour. Some of the pics of the 1st sighting

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And the seniors

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Will post pics of the 2nd sighting later

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Re: African Wild Dog

Unread post by sandeep » Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:50 am

Thanks OWN - have to agree it was a great sighting, but the next one was perhaps even better. This is what I saw - traffic jam and a road block with no other vehicle around :D -

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Individual dog pics to follow.....

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Re: African Wild Dog

Unread post by sandeep » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:06 am

Thank you C2111, Pumbaa and Anne-marie. Here are some more, mainly indiv pics. The dogs were well fed and looking good :D. Due apologies if I am posting too many pics of the dogs...

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Re: African Wild Dog

Unread post by Vlakvarkvrou » Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:35 pm

27 November 2011 on the H4-2 just South of Lower Sabie. They were lying next to the tar road.
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29 November 2011. Quite a large group on the "corner of" the H1-1 and Napi Loop entrance.

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Re: Travel Advice and Help

Unread post by AdrianFW » Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:24 pm

Hello,

Many thanks for advice and guidance. My wife and I had a wonderful trip to South Africa and Kruger - saving up for next year already!

We stayed in White River and then entered at Numbi Gate and took a trip though the park to Satara where we stayed overnight and then left through Orpen. This isn't a trip report so I won't list all our sightings but just off S1 we saw a pair of wild dogs nipping and harassing a spotted hyena.

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He looked injured, old or sick and just lay on the ground looking with big brown sad eyes - very moving for us both and it was a sight that changed my view of a much maligned animal.

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We plan to return next year.

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Re: African Wild Dog

Unread post by ColWD » Sun Dec 25, 2011 11:07 am

We had a good sighting in April of this year, on the S1 near Nyamundwa Dam, on the way out of the Park.

Something appeared on the rise, it took a moment for our eyes to adjust before realising what it was :dance:

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The pack then disappeared into the bush before making an about turn and coming back into the road.

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It was then that we heard something off to the right hand side, a straggler with a limp :(
The pack waited there, until.......

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The family reunion :mrgreen:

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Reunited they left us with one parting shot :cam:

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Re: African Wild Dog

Unread post by cheetah2111 » Sun Dec 25, 2011 11:11 am

Brilliant scenes Col :D
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Re: African Wild Dog

Unread post by flying cheetah » Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:02 pm

Seen on the S11 in November this year:

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Re: African Wild Dog

Unread post by swob9 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:13 am

I had seen a couple of posts regarding the Wild Dog/Cheetah census and the results in the 2009 one. After a lot of googling I found this.

http://www.sanparks.org/parks/kruger/co ... tertHT.pdf

It is an excellent report. What I found most interesting and also worrying, was the substantial drop in Wild Dog populations in the north of Kruger. I have seen them in the south, like many, but wonder, has anyone had any recent sightings in the north? Would be very interested.

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Re: African Wild Dog

Unread post by onewithnature » Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:01 am

A very warm welcome to the forums, swob9! :dance: :dance: And what a way to enter! :wink: Thanks for the link. :thumbs_up:

Interesting reading, which also explains the decline of sightings in the last decade for me. Sad that both species are so low (although cheetah have been around the current numbers since I can remember), and that they are perhaps bottlenecked. However, as per the highs of 1995, let's hope that both will increase to healthier number soon. :pray: :pray:
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Re: African Wild Dog

Unread post by flying cheetah » Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:21 am

Welcome to the forum and thanks for this most interesting link swob9 :thumbs_up:
For me it was very interesting to read that there were 250 wild dogs in the North of Kruger in 1995 :o
Does anyone know where in the North you could find them these days and why the numbers have dropped down so dramatically??
I also think if such a study is done in the park (I think everybody saw the posters in the park) SANParks should put a link to find the results to their homepage. I guess most of the people who are on the forum are very interested in studies and research programs and it would be wonderful to have link to get the outcome of those.. :wink:
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