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Re: Lion

Unread post by Leeukos » Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:46 pm

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Did You Know? :hmz:
The tongue of a lion is like sandpaper which enables them to scrape the flesh from the bones of their prey.
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Re: Lion

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Did You Know? :hmz: :big_eyes: :big_eyes: :big_eyes:
At the tip of a lions tail, below the black hair is a sharp claw. The bones within the tail at the end grows together to form this claw...
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Re: 9 male lions on H7

Unread post by mitch » Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:37 am

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We came across these gentlemen in January, on the H7 near Bobbejaanskraans.
Not sure if they are from the same coalition.
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Re: 9 male lions on H7

Unread post by Guinea Pig » Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:50 am

Interesting topic. We think we saw this coalition in 2010. It was a very wet morning and we were driving from Satara to Orpen along the H7. There was a guy in front of us who stopped, made a u-turn and raced away. He was gone in a flash, I had no chance to get his attention to turn around - he gave up on the H7 literally metres from where the lions were lying next to the road in long grass. :lol: Three we could get on a photo, and we stopped counting at 5. There were obviously more.

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Re: 9 male lions on H7

Unread post by Hippotragus » Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:17 pm

Mitch - looks like them. Mixture of sub-adult and fully-grown adult males. They seem to hang out in that area and further up into Timbavati Reserve.
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Re: Lion

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: Lion

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: Lion

Unread post by Leeukos » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:39 am

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: Lion

Unread post by Leeukos » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:39 am

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: Lion

Unread post by Leeukos » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:41 am

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: Lion

Unread post by Leeukos » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:46 am

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: Lion

Unread post by Leeukos » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:46 am

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: Lion

Unread post by Leeukos » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:48 am

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: Lion

Unread post by kallis1786 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:31 am

WOW, Leeukos.

Some Amazing pics there. I love them to bits. :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: 9 male lions on H7

Unread post by timbo » Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:37 pm

Sounds like another coalition like the mapago boys who cause absolute havoc in mala mala, sabi sabi and sabi sands and perhaps even in kruger for a bit.

6 male lions who controlled 3 or 4 prides and could be more

i think this coalition will split up over time, even the mapogos split eventually in 3 seperate unites, 3 in one, 2 in another and 1 by himself. they were eventually killed off by nomadic male coalitions
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