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The Animals you see . . . in the KNP

Unread post by johanrebel » Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:26 pm

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In the riverine gallery forest between Makwadzi and the Limpopo River.

Not the first donkey I've seen. Other highlights include herds of cattle, a goat and a pied feral cat.

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Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:06 am

Goodness Johan, I wonder what that is about. :hmz:
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Unread post by Mischief » Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:01 am

Ok,had to shake my head and have another glug of coffee was quite sure I had not woken up properly yet.We have only 1 seen a domestic/stray dog in the Park near Pretoriouskop on a gravel road that runs along the western border of the Park.
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Unread post by wildflowergirl » Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:17 pm

Maybe the donkeys and cattle have escaped from Zim (I'm thinking Zim because the area you describe is quite far north) and came looking for greener grass? :hmz: :hmz: :hmz: :hmz: Not saying it is so, just wondering if it can be a possibility? :think:
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Unread post by Rooies » Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:27 pm

Easy pickings for a hungry lion.
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Re: The Animals you see . . . in the KNP

Unread post by johanrebel » Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:58 pm

wildflowergirl wrote:Maybe the donkeys and cattle have escaped from Zim (I'm thinking Zim because the area you describe is quite far north) and came looking for greener grass? Not saying it is so, just wondering if it can be a possibility?
Exactly!

The cattle stray across the Limpopo from Zim, as do most probably the donkeys. I have seen a donkey close to the Mozambique border too, though.

The cat was on the S83, close to the Moz border, the goat at Crooks' Corner, on the Makuleke side. It walked right up and started begging for food. Someone I know once saw a peacock at the same location.

Back when the Makuleke still had their own antipoching unit, they would sometimes shoot a few cows before chasing the rest of the herd back to Zim.

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Re: The Animals you see . . . in the KNP

Unread post by johanrebel » Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:59 pm

Rooies wrote:Easy pickings for a hungry lion.
That donkey need not worry, lions are very scarce up there.

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Unread post by hilda » Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:46 am

My goodness johanrebel, like Mischief, I also couldn't believe my eyes looking at the picture of the donkey! We have never seen something like that in the KNP, but I'll keep my eyes wide open in future! :shock:
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Unread post by manicwalker » Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:21 am

johanrebel..
I too had an "Eye Problem" when I first looked at your photo :shock: :shock:
That poor donkey doesnt stand a chance should a hungry predator pass by... :(
How on earth would a donkey get into Kruger?? :hmz:
well we will never know... I guess :whistle:

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Re: The Animals you see . . . in the KNP

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:30 am

I think that some donkeys do go wild.

Think is an Arial shot over Mapungubwe.

At sometime a donkey had been rather successful at integrating into Zebbie society.

Meet a Zonkey. I think this was taken before photoshop. It can be found on the Mapungubwe thread.

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Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:39 am

These are pictures taken from the Canopy walk at Mapungubwe looking over the Limpopo river. It would be very easy to cross in the dry season, particularly in times of drought.

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Crooks corner was so named, because poachers could cross from one country to another and allude authorities.
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Re: The Animals you see . . . in the KNP

Unread post by manicwalker » Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:22 am

Wow :shock: :shock:
Oh Ok..... so they just "walk" in :whistle:


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