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Re: Honey Badger

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:53 pm

HB in Kgalagadi are all over. It is the old maxim of right place, right time, but our one was at Houmoed in the late afternoon.
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Re: Honey Badger

Unread post by Elzet » Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:25 pm

Our family saw hbs two years ago on the magic triangle - the back tar road from LS to Tshokwane - in the burnt-down veld. (Seems like they prefer open veld?) One of them were digging fervently, but gave up after a while.

Last year, we saw hbs between Satara and Olifants.

Beauts they are indeed!

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Re: Honey Badger

Unread post by Elzet » Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:23 am

Hi OWN

The magic triangle is the road from Skukuza to LS (H4-1), LS to Tshokwane (H10 - the road that I was referring to), and back on the H1-2 to Skukuza. Game rangers believe that if you wish to see anything significant, the magic triangle is it when the veld is dry. But hey, again, it's a toss of the coin...

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Unread post by Bush Baptist » Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:56 pm

If these are must see animals, Kgalagadi is where you should go .

This chap was at Houmoed in December.

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Unread post by Lion Cox » Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:29 pm

We were lucky Sept 2008 to see both but we could only take a picture of the Honey Badger. This was take on one of the loops around Swingwedzi and the Caracal 3 days later on the H1-3 from Satara to Tshowane. Both were spotted earlier in the day.

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Re: Honey Badger

Unread post by Nannie » Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:39 pm

Thursday on the Crocodile R.Road from C.B. side about 100m down it.

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Re: Honey Badger

Unread post by G@mespotter » Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:31 pm

Nice clear shot Nannie :thumbs_up:

Here are pics of one close by, the s28..
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Re: Honey Badger

Unread post by SamoesaWoestyn » Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:51 pm

Great pics Nannie and Gamespotter! You are very lucky to have taken such nice photos of this unique creature. I saw one this June and two in December but they are unbelievable fast and nippy. Before I could even say “Honey Badger” they were gone!

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Re: Honey Badger

Unread post by Rusty Justy » Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:23 pm

Great pics...These really arent seen that often, and photographing them is no easy task either :roll: :lol:
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Re: Honey Badger

Unread post by DuQues » Sun Aug 09, 2009 12:53 pm

I've had that experience yes (in a non-SANParks camp).

Great fun to have a HB growling at you, but be very careful! They will fight (and win!) with leopards, and somehow I think that even if you are black belt whatever, you'll loose.

But if you keep your distance you can follow them around, and maybe even get good photos of them.
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Re: Honey Badger

Unread post by iNkwazi » Sun Aug 09, 2009 2:16 pm

Agree with DuQues. Definitedly keep your distance! They stand their ground, no matter what. And they keep coming back. They turned our fridge, so we had to retrieve the contents (did it in double time I might tell you) and put them in the cooler box inside the hut. When they returned it was the funniest thing to watch - they ran around and around the fridge wondering what had happened to all their late night snacks!

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Re: Honey Badger

Unread post by wingman » Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:15 pm

Hi here a pic taken on 03/09/2009 close to the previous 2 posts at cb notice how the veld has changed.

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Re: Honey Badger

Unread post by bishop3006 » Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:01 am

How's this for a cam sighting :big_eyes:

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Re: Honey Badger

Unread post by iNkwazi » Sun Sep 13, 2009 6:23 am

:thumbs_up: X 3 - wow! Mom, dad and offspring that doesnt want to leave home? :roll:
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Re: Honey Badger

Unread post by KNP-Junkee » Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:27 pm

Nice pics - three at Satara cam? WOW!

We were blesses with two different sightings one 25 July 09!

This first one was in the same area as the one wingman saw towards croc bridge from LS

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And later that same day we saw this one on the Mlondozi loop, he was right against the road but made a run for it then crossed the road behind us:
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Two HB's in one day :shock:


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