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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread post by Lourens » Fri May 17, 2013 11:37 am

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Impala after getting wet with all the rain, a few days before the Floods
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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread post by Lourens » Fri May 17, 2013 9:35 pm

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This Slender Mongoose and his friend tried to kill this young Monitor Lizzard.
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Beautiful sunset from Nandzana waterhole
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Second outbreak of Mopane worms this year March 2013
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One morning on a Walk, when the Eastern Olive Toad accompanied us in the backpack, and quack, quack the whole time, and then when we stopped and looked back this is what it looked like.
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Beautiful Sunrise with the Zebras and Impalas feeding.
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This Praying Manthis on a afternoon walk from Ngwenyeni waterhole.
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Different Sunset pics from Night Drives
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A small African Rock Python which I almost stepped on, on a morning walk from Shivhulani waterhole.
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One morning on a 6 hours game drive
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AAAhhh poor him, can see he was in life for a long time, and is tired...
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New blood, new life, new energy...
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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread post by Lourens » Fri May 17, 2013 9:38 pm

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Nile Crocodile at Letaba River, close to Shimuwini.
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Letaba River close to Shimuwini.
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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread post by ndloti » Sat May 18, 2013 9:35 pm

Lourens wrote:Maaaaannnnnyyyy of these large fungus growing termites with their mounts around PhalaborwaImage


Thank you Lourens !

I assume these are the mounds so prominently visible in large concentrations on the tar road between Letaba & Masorini - closer to Masorini ?

Lourens , what chances are there that the trails rangers on Mphongholo will resume their interesting trail reports ?
KNP is sacred. I am opposed to the modernisation of Kruger and from the depths of my soul long for the Kruger of yesteryear! 1000+km on foot in KNP incl 56 wild trails.200+ nights in the wildernessndloti-indigenous name for serval.

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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread post by Lourens » Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:29 pm

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At my flat in the Park-
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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread post by Lourens » Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:01 pm

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Pictures from 15 May 2013 till today November 2013

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Leopard that came and visit us on the Malopeni trail, footprints from next morning-
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While peacefully watching mating couple of Lion close to Masorini one morning, out of surprise, another Lionness made her appearance, and got a big fright when she saw the mating couple and started running up the road, with the male behind her, and this Lionness just looking what is happening.
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When the male returned
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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread post by Lourens » Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:16 pm

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An Hippo at our Bush Braai site, and then a few days later he died.
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African Scops Owl at our Bush Braai site
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Our Sable Pride's young male on this Night Drive with me seen for the last time, porcupine quills and territorial males made sure he doesn't survive.
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Just before Nandzana waterhole
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On the Olifants River Backpack Trail I did September
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Mphongolo Backpack Trail I did in October
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Sable Dam
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Morning Safari 6 hour game drive- all the Wattled Starlings with Buffalo Herd
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Purple Roller at nest
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Wild Dogs on Night Drive on S131
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Redcrested Korhaan in the cold weather we had
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Praying Manthis in my succulent garden
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After last weeks rain we had, the Giraffe eating the Mopane Pomegranite yellow flowers
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Fiery Necked Nightjar's eggs, found on walk
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On Mphongolo Backpack Trail- looks like a human- eyes, arms, nose and mouth.
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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread post by Lourens » Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:24 pm

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Our Sable Pride's 2 Males enjoying the Buffalo dung
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Sable Dam
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My Birthday sunset- 29 June
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After the rain, the new green growth coming out
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African Hawk Eagle
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Chameleon yesterday morning-
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the previous night on drive-
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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread post by Lourens » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:28 am

:think: Good morning to all the special forumites!!!

Where do I start today? This last year was really like an sms I got one day which said, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Happy Easter, Happy Birthday now leave me alone for the rest of the year.

Some of you might have seen on my facebook that I enrolled last year November for my Higher Education Diploma, and that was the studies that kept me soooooo busy this year between the work. But luckily I am finished for the year and only have 5 subjects left, with the previous 3 passed with distinctions, waiting for the other 2 subjects' Results.

In between I also went and did a ISO14001 (Implementing Environmental Management Systems) course at North West University (Potchefstroom)- and was really the busiest week of my life. But 2 days ago got my results that I passed!!!

And in between work and great sightings I send my Video of Lions trying killing a Buffalo to one of our Television programmes, and now it is in the FINALS!!! So as you can see some real good memories happened in my life through hard work and motivation this last year, so to treat you as well, for all the support and waiting for my reports here it goes: :D
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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread post by Lourens » Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:40 pm

:D :D HERE IS THE LINK OF THE VIDEO:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExR3XEQu0U8

:D :D :D
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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread post by Lourens » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:51 am

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The Hyeanas I told you about, that were bathing in a pan at Ngwenyeni Waterhole:

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Wild Dogs we've seen on the way the walking area:
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On the Morning Drive the other day:
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Many of these Cork Bushes now in flower:
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1st baby Impalas:
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The walk where we have seen and followed the Rhino's
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Looks like one of the Dice moth sp. caterpillar:
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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread post by Lourens » Fri Nov 22, 2013 5:34 pm

:popcorn: These are the pictures of activities I have done in the last 2 days, the reports will follow:

At my flat in the Park, anyone can confirm or deny that this is a Lesser Baboon Spider??
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At Sable Dam 2 days ago, on my early drive from 13:00 till 16:00.
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Last night in the rainy weather on the Night Drive:
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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread post by Lourens » Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:25 pm

:D :D :D Thank you for all the votes up to so far!!!! There are 14 hours left, closing 12:00 tomorrow 26 November.

For the supporters who still want to vote, please look at the video and please vote!!!

Send the word BUFFEL to 33157. Maximum 30 votes per cellphone number.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExR3XEQu0U8

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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread post by Lourens » Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:00 am

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CMR Beetle eating morning glory flower
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Spotted Thickknee with kill
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On one of the 6hour game drives I did
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Woodland Kingfisher
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Barn Owl
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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread post by Lourens » Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:38 pm

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Last memories of Phalaborwa Gate Sightings, drives I have done in the area:

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The place where the Elephant got born
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3 Big Elephant tuckers we seen on the S131 gravel road, all on 1 day.
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Sable's 2 male Lions on 31 December 2013
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Yellow Billed Storks
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And so as the Sunset came, the Lion looking deep into the dark night and the water reflection change, so my time came to an end for Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

THE END

LOURENS BOTHA.

NEXT CHAPTER- OLIFANTS SIGHTINGS...
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