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Re: Honey Badger

Unread post by flying cheetah » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:08 pm

What a wonderful sighting :dance: :dance: You are indeed privileged to have so many sightings of them! And not only the usual 5 seconds but for a few minutes :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Best chance to see Honey badger

Unread post by Rubicon » Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:24 pm

Hi

Where or what is the best way to see Honey badgers?

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Re: Brst chance to see Honey badger

Unread post by Elsa » Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:48 pm

Hi Rubicon,
I would say initially with a lot of luck as I have only had fleeting glimpses of them in all the times I have been to the park. but maybe in the early mornings seems to have been my most fleeting glimpse.

Many folk have seen them in camps scavenging through the dustbins or your fridge but again I haven't even had that opportunity, not that I particularly want that. :?

But they are a very special sighting when you do get them. :D

Have a look through This Thread for lots of others info.
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Re: Best chance to see Honey badger

Unread post by wildtuinman » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:55 am

Rubicon, last year August was a crazy Honey Badger period in the southern part of the Park. Most of the people I know saw a badger somewhere over that period. We had a super sighting of one fishing in a shallow pool next to the Transport dam over that period.

We came across a dead one which got hit by a car between Phalaborwa gate and Letaba in February this year. I was furious as very few people ever see these things and here some speeding idiot killed one. I was wondering what the car looked like though. :twisted: Probably got its radiator ripped out in the process! I hope!!

I've also had good luck with badgers near the lake Panic turnoff between Skukuza and Paul Kruger gate. The H6 east of Satara. The river road between Letaba and Olifants.

As others mentioned. Camps like Orpen and Tamboti at times have visiting badgers which are probably resident in the camps.
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Re: Best chance to see Honey badger

Unread post by ruud » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:08 am

During our last visit, beginning of march this year, we drove out of Skukuza-camp to Lower sabie and we took the first loop at the T-junction near the river to Lower Sabie. And all of a sudden 2 badgers walked towards us with a youngster!. Probably a young badger-family. The young-one was was already as brave as the adults!!.

amazing sighting!!

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Re: Best chance to see Honey badger

Unread post by Son godin » Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:12 pm

Here is a few pics of my badger shots:

The Bume road badger taken April 2011 (the shy one):

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Kgalagadi badger near Houmoed July 2007 (the brave one):

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Etosha badger at Halali Camp June 2010 (the naughty one):

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Re: Honey Badger

Unread post by anne-marie » Mon May 20, 2013 5:15 pm

during my last travel to Kgalagadi, in March 2013
I had the immense joy to watch this little predator :dance: :dance: :dance:

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Re: Honey Badger

Unread post by anne-marie » Mon May 20, 2013 5:17 pm

I say predator... because, this mammal is indeed without fear... even with a much bigger than him

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Re: Honey Badger

Unread post by MarkusF » Mon May 20, 2013 6:11 pm

Stunning anne-marie :clap:

"Look at my big teeth, so don't mess with me" I would guess the HB said. lol

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Re: Honey Badger

Unread post by Jock » Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:54 am

Had my first ever sighting of this great little creatures this year. Elsa and I drove the H6 near Satara early one morning. Two HB were in the road but did not hang around for pictures. Then an hour later another two crossed the road, also not hanging around for pictures. Could not believe it has taken so long to find them, and then see four on the same day. :D
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Re: Honey Badger

Unread post by onewithnature » Sun Jun 30, 2013 1:29 am

:clap: :clap: Don't be surprised Jock; that's how Kruger is. I once saw five seperate sightings (and different packs) of wild dogs in a week-long trip to Kruger, then had to wait twelve years to see them again. Amazing, but true.
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Re: Honey Badger

Unread post by RosemaryH » Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:24 am

:) Agreed OWN - that's exactly as it is.

Nice pics anne-marie :thumbs_up:

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Re: Honey Badger

Unread post by Blydeboer » Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:53 am

Somebody told me that a badger sighting is worth 50 points! I posted a topic "Badgers washing dishes late at night". That was 13 June 2013. The next morning they were ransacking the camp further! Later, we drove towards the washed-away-bridge from Orpen, when we came across this busy badger, close to the washed-away-bridge! So we saw 3 badgers within the span of 2 hours!

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Badger on H-7 near washed-away-bridge by Blydeboer, on Flickr

Then, while back in Kruger this weekend, we saw a badger on the S86 (Nwawasitsotso loop) and one close to the high bridge over the Sabie river! But they displayed typical badger behavior, by running away when spotted!

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Re: Honey Badger

Unread post by sandeep » Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:10 pm

Had two different sightings of HB's on my June trip to KNP to add to my list :D

We had a flat tyre and hence got late returning to Pretoriuskop and had to drive on the H2-2 from just after 5 pm. It was an incredible one and a half hour drive and amongst other fascinating sightings, we saw these 2 HB's digging furiously to get at the grubs below a rhino midden

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And then a couple of days later we saw this one on the S 106. Due to the grass having been burnt, he was visible for some time

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Re: Honey Badger

Unread post by SamoesaWoestyn » Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:11 am

We’ve been very lucky when it comes to Honey Badgers…

Have seen one on the S114, two near Shingwedzi in the dry river bed, one just north of Satara on the H1-4…

Out of all the sightings, I only managed to photograph this one on the H7 in December 2011…

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And this one in the rain, also on the H7 in November 2011…

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