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Re: african wild cat

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:17 am

Mikath that is an AWC for sure :D
I have also seen AWC late at night in the A circle of Satara :D
Where in the camp did you see this one?
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Re: african wild cat

Unread postby Elsa » Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:29 pm

I know many people are seeing AWC regularly in Satara in the evenings. :D
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Re: African Wild Cat

Unread postby Leeukos » Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:19 pm

I saw this African Wild Cat next to the road on our way to Tambotie Tented Camp.

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Re: African Wild Cat

Unread postby Leeukos » Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:22 pm

I saw this African Wild Cat next to the road on our way to Tambotie Tented Camp.

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The African Wild Cat is very territorial and both male and female mark their territory with urine.
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Re: African Wild Cat

Unread postby Leeukos » Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:25 pm

I saw this African Wild Cat next to the road on our way to Tambotie Tented Camp.

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The African Wild Cat can catch birds as big as a Helmeted Guineafowl. They are caught close to waterholes and caught out of the air.
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Re: African Wild Cat

Unread postby adw » Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:42 pm

Whilst travelling on the S36 during the middle of the day I saw an AWC ad her kitten in the road. As I was stopping they quickly moved off into the thick undergrowth. After scouring the bush I saw the mother on an anthill and managed to get a photo of her. My first photo of an AWC.

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Re: African Wild Cat

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:41 pm

Great images

Never spotted one in Kruger but last year we were lucky to find one in the road near Mata Mata

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Re: African Wild Cat

Unread postby lion queen » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:02 am

Hi Trentonskeeper,

For some reason your photos do not show...........very nice sighting!!!

I uploaded them on my photobucket account so all can enjoy.

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Re: African Wild Cat

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:15 pm

Great sightings

It seems that Nossob camp also have his local cat.
Took this image in the camp in front of the Guess house in the middle of the day

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Re: African Wild Cat

Unread postby Wildkyker » Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:12 am

My African Wildcat sighting on a night drive at Letaba.
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Re: African Wild Cat

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:25 pm

AWC near Mata Mata

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Re: African Wild Cat

Unread postby Elsa » Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:31 am

This one was seen in Satara camp in Feb this year.

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and she also brought her kitten along but it was oh so skittish and we didn't really get a good pic.

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Re: African Wild Cat

Unread postby Philip1 » Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:45 am

:mrgreen: Thank you all for these stunning African Wild Cat pics. :mrgreen:
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Re: African Wild Cat

Unread postby Ronniec » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:19 pm

We saw one leisurely trotting on the tar road between Pretoriuskop and Skukuza on 19 Feb 2013 at about 09h00 It unfortunately disappeared very quickly into the long grass on the side of the road when it became aware of us and before I could take a photograph. Made our day and visit though Greetings to all of you. :D

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Re: African Wild Cat

Unread postby kellyee21 » Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:20 pm

Satara's resident African Wild Cat seems to be alive and well, we saw him May 4 2013 during our nightly stroll around the camp. The first time it ran past us my partner said, "Oh it's just a cat !". I replied, "Yeah, an African WILD Cat!". It let us get pretty close for this photo. Also saw one on a night drive out of Satara the following day.

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