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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Pumbaa » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:18 pm

WoW - Looks like the leopard loves that place on the rock :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:58 am

Morning all
@ Pumbaa, both sightings of leopard was on the rocks, and lying down, with this one I could only see the outline of it and its behaviour as it was far off.

We had klipspringers close to the restcamp and scrub hare in Kukurasiep dry river bed.
A herd of eland and gemsbok with giraffes also on their way to Oranjekom waterhole last night. All of them at the waterhole.

On my way back genet at the Black Ridges and a spotted eagle owl.

Very close up sightings of another genet and a african wildcat at the low water bridge close to the restcamp, not far from each other, the african wildcat was the one with the short tail.

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby lion queen » Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:16 am

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Just love the AWC's!!!!
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:28 am

Morning all
Last night sightings:

Scrub hare
Stripe pole cat
African wildcat


Red hartebees
Gemsbok
Eland herd
Giraffes
Hartmann zebra's

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:06 am

:clap: :clap: :clap:

Are the striped pole cats a rare sighting, or are they frequently seen?
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:13 pm

They are frequently seen on the drives. They are widely distributed.Very small and really depends on where you are seeing them, could be easily overlooked.

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Unread postby anne-marie » Sat Nov 17, 2012 4:03 pm

:hmz: frequently seen... only if I'm elsewhere :lol:
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:51 am

Morning all
Last night sightings

Scrub hare
Stripe pole cat (2) At the one sighting it was looking into a hole only the upper part was visible for a short while.
Genet
African wildcat

Spotted eagle owl (3)
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Klipspringer
Springbok
Kudu's
Eland herd
Hartmann zebra's, two family groups

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:24 am

Augrabies Guru wrote:They are frequently seen on the drives. They are widely distributed.Very small and really depends on where you are seeing them, could be easily overlooked.


Thanks for feedback AG :thumbs_up:

Great sightings .... 2 x Striped pole cats 2nd night running :thumbs_up: ....... :big_eyes: anne-marie you must definitely be somewhere else :lol: :lol:
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby anne-marie » Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:35 am

:dance: and the festival continue, thank Guru :D

will stay at home... better for the sightings :lol:
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:03 am

Morning all
Herd of eland,gemsbok and giraffes in the Kukurasiep area.
African wildcat and Hartmann zebra's in the area of fonteintjie.

Red rock rabbit and scrub hare on my way back, with giraffes walking in the road.
Spotted eagle owl as well.

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:47 am

Great sighting again :clap: :clap:

Have never seen a Red rock rabbit.... so had to google to see a photo of them :dance: :dance:

Thanks for sharing. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:57 am

Morning all
Klipspringers and a large herd of eland close to Moonrock. The reason for finding eland and giraffes on a regular basis in this area is because the veld is so dry and this area remains much more green, due to the water source in this section.

A small herd of gemsbok on the other side of the Black Ridges and scrub hare,red rock rabbit and a spotted eagle owl further, more gemsbok at Holombacht water hole and Hartmann zebra's and a african wildcat on my way back.

Red hartebees at Oranjekom waterhole.

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:47 am

Nice variety of sightings :thumbs_up:

Thanks for sharing. :clap:
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread postby Panekoek » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:29 am

Hi AG

Ill be at Augrabies on the 17th with 6 friends and we might come on a night drive(depending on how tired we are from the drive from PTA) :mrgreen: So Please ask that leopard and ardwolf to come out that night :tongue: :thumbs_up:


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