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Re: Kudu hunted down on Afsaal stoep

Unread postby click click » Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:48 am

I arrived on the scene shortly after the remains of the kudu has been removed. They've loaded the carcass onto a bakkie and dropped it off in the veld. One of the cleaning ladies (she stays in the staff village on the property) told me that they found lots of hyena on the carcass when they arrived for work that morning. There were lots of bloodied hyena tracks everywhere and it was a big mess which they then started to clean up. She believed the kudu was cornered on the verandah and killed by the hyenas. I can post more photos if you want.

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Re: Kudu hunted down on Afsaal stoep

Unread postby RosemaryH » Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:52 am

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Great that the staff member was able to give you the info regarding "the scene" click click :D

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Re: Kudu hunted down on Afsaal stoep

Unread postby Grantmissy » Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:03 am

Thank you for posting this Bundi and Elsa and others for adding more information.

This emphasises to me again that visitors should at all times adhere to the rules and the regulations of the Kruger Park for their own safety as a hunt by predators could happened during daylight hours too. I suppose when a person is at a picnic spot there is not much that a person can do when something like this suddenly happens, except to :pray: to not get run over or to get in the way.
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Re: Kudu hunted down on Afsaal stoep

Unread postby Rooies » Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:21 pm

I don't think that hyenas will be able to corner a kudu out in the veld. IMHO, the slippery concrete stoep in the culprit. The hyenas must have chased the kudu onto the stoep and when the kudu tried to jump or run away, it slipped and couldn't get up again. Lions use this trick with giraffes on wet tar roads.
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Re: Kudu hunted down on Afsaal stoep

Unread postby Hippotragus » Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:36 pm

I like both of your comments - Grantmissy and Rooies!

Last month I was at Nkulu and there were mating lions in the bushes, just the other side of the road. People were leaving the car park on foot and standing in the road. When one of the site staff asked them to come back they refused!! The staff said the lions had been right next to the car park, almost in the picnic site, in the early morning.

I heard of a kudu being chased into the bar area of a private camp in another game reserve! I am sure this one was trying to get way from hyenas/lions and slipped on the floor. Falling down then gave the predator the opportunity to go for the kill. Grizzly, but that's nature!
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Re: Kudu hunted down on Afsaal stoep

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Tue Sep 29, 2015 4:47 am

manicwalker wrote:That must have been a grizzly sight for the cleaners to find... :(
Hope the kudu had a quick death :cry:
Thank you to the staff who cleaned up the remains...
not a pleasant task for sure :(


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Where is Afsaal's Ox wagon?

Unread postby Xcapee » Tue Sep 29, 2015 2:22 pm

Hi

Can anyone tell me what has happened to the old transport ox wagon that was displayed at Afsaal picnic spot for many many years ?

I have searched this forum and found some other people asking the same question, but no answers!

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Re: Where is Afsaal's Ox wagon?

Unread postby Elsa » Tue Sep 29, 2015 3:27 pm

Will see if Lesley can find out for you! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Where is Afsaal's Ox wagon?

Unread postby Xcapee » Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:38 am

Thanks Elsa
Although the atmosphere at Afsaal is not what it used to be, the old wagon was always there to remind one of the past an show & tell the children /grandchildren a piece of history. Instead of taking it away, they actually could have displayed it even better. I just hope it didn't end up as firewood!
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Re: Where is Afsaal's Ox wagon?

Unread postby ockiev » Fri Oct 02, 2015 2:20 pm

Hi All, last week when we were at Afsaal I noted that the oxwagon is not at its spot at the back of the shop. I ask one of the staff members who indicated that the oxwagon was moved to Jock Safari Lodge.

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Re: Where is Afsaal's Ox wagon?

Unread postby ken graham » Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:23 pm

Probably safer there! When one looks at the state of Afsaal. Pathetic compared to what it used to be!!!

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Re: Where is Afsaal's Ox wagon?

Unread postby vanillamanilla » Sat Oct 03, 2015 9:31 am

I was at Af
saal in Oct 2013..The wagon had just been loaded on to a truck.It is a pity it has been moved.

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Re: Kudu hunted down on Afsaal stoep

Unread postby click click » Tue Oct 06, 2015 9:30 am

Here's the pictures as promised. Sorry about the delay in posting, I find posting photos a challenge :doh:

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Re: Kudu hunted down on Afsaal stoep

Unread postby PARKADDICT » Tue Oct 06, 2015 12:06 pm

Unbelievable......wouldn't have like to clean it up though. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Kudu hunted down on Afsaal stoep

Unread postby lion queen » Tue Oct 06, 2015 12:56 pm

Wow what a sighting that must have been this morning!!
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