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Re: Game viewing at full-moon

Unread post by Thunderbird7 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:55 pm

With regard to the eclipse question, here in sunny (chuffing rainy) Kernow, we had a full eclipse in 1999. It was surprising how much light still came from the very last sliver of the sun before it went dark. Then as it came light again the seagulls all went bonkers - it completely threw them. Before I saw it, i wasn't that bothered about being there but now I would make every effort to see one if i had the chance again.

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Re: Game viewing at full-moon

Unread post by Bennievis » Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:35 pm

saraf wrote:I remember a drive from Lower Sabie with Irving Knight. He stopped, turned the engine and lights off and asked us to bear with him. We sat for 5 minutes and watched the most spectacular moon rise. The moon was orange when it first appeared. We didn't see any game at all on that drive, not even an impala, but its one that will say with me for life.

I can just imagine the atmosphere!
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Re: Game viewing at full-moon

Unread post by hilda » Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:33 am

What a lovely topic! Thank you all for your beautiful, very interesting contributions! What an awesome read! :clap: :clap:

Bahamut wrote:Another small contributing factor to periods of hunting. The white under the lion's eye that reflect more 'star' light into the eye during dark night. The hyena does not have this benefit.

This is VERY interesting! Thank you Bahamut! :dance: :dance:
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Re: Game viewing at full-moon

Unread post by Grantmissy » Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:31 pm

One year in Talamati we had an amazing sighting of a herd of Buffalo (approx. 200 or so) m who passed by right next to the perimeter fence. Visibility of the Buffalo were better as it was full moon 8) .
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