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Orpen Cam Sightings recorded in February 2006

Discuss the Orpen (KNP), Satara (KNP), Addo and Nossob (KTP) webcams
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Unread post by cybeR@NGER » Tue Feb 14, 2006 1:00 pm

kat wrote:Any Ideas?


1st and 2nd, very much cheetah.

The rest, very much male lion.

Great sightings, kat. Well done !
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Unread post by HowImissSA » Tue Feb 14, 2006 3:43 pm

I agree. 1st and 2nd Cheetah

The rest lion
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Unread post by Wild@Heart » Tue Feb 14, 2006 4:19 pm

Let me play Devil's Advocate here ...

I'm saying that all the pics are of Lions. The 1st being a female followed by a male (mating pair?) ...

The reason I say this is if you look at the time that they came past there I would not think the Cheetah to be so calm and in the open with the lion on it's heels .. def. the Cheetah would have smelled the lion and either one ... make like haste and move quickly and not be there for more than 2 frames or would have found a hiding place ...

Also looking at the size of the 2 animals present .. the image of the animal is way to large to be a cheetah and comparing the sizes to the Male Lion .. it has to be either 1 .. a Record Size Cheetah or a female Lion ..

So, my conclusion would be a male and female lion ...

BUT still a great capture Kat!! :thumbs_up: ...

Reminds me of the debate we had early last year with the "Wild dog" and also "Leopard or Cheetah" ...

Thanks for capturing and showing us the images.
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Unread post by Jose » Tue Feb 14, 2006 7:58 pm

Wild@Heart wrote:Let me play Devil's Advocate here ...

I'm saying that all the pics are of Lions. The 1st being a female followed by a male (mating pair?) ...<...>

...followed by (at least one) other female. Agree with W@H. All lions. 8)
Nice capture!

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Unread post by Tabs » Wed Feb 15, 2006 12:04 am

Jose wrote:
Wild@Heart wrote:Let me play Devil's Advocate here ...

I'm saying that all the pics are of Lions. The 1st being a female followed by a male (mating pair?) ...<...>

...followed by (at least one) other female. Agree with W@H. All lions. 8)
Nice capture!


If it helps, I also agree with W@H and Jose.

Unless it was taken by surprise, no self-respecting cheetah would stay in the area for more than a nano-second if there were lions nearby - and the lions would have been going full-pelt after the cheetah, not strolling through the bush as if they had all day :)

Lions (and other large predators) will attack any other smaller/weaker predator that they come across as they cannot afford to have 'competition' for their food sources or have their hunting spoiled by an interloper. The smaller predator will beat a hasty retreat if it senses a larger or stronger one nearby because it knows that it's life will be at risk, and that it cannot compete for the prey.

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Unread post by LittleLeopard » Wed Feb 15, 2006 12:08 am

GoofyPEST wrote:Just guessing here.

Me too. :? The second pic looks to me like it could be a buff, but the last one makes me think it's a blue wildebeest. :? :?
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Webcam Highlights

Addo
Submitted by chantier at 22:33:48
orpen
Submitted by Tazrules229 at 22:31:17
satara
Submitted by Tazrules229 at 22:47:34
nossob
Submitted by kyknetta at 21:48:47