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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread post by lion queen » Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:48 am

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread post by Augrabies Guru » Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:00 am

The people from the previous night decided to do another drive.

So in the area of Moonrock we found a gemsbok bull,close up and also busy horn thrashing a white sheperd tree.
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Scrub hare as usual and a small herd of springbok in the area of Oranjekom waterhole.
Klipspringers in the area of the Black Ridges and on the lower side a african wildcat.
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Then in the area of the fountain a leopard on the other side of a gully, just lying down, licking it's paw.
It look quit big so I assume it must be the male roaming in that area.
On our way back we still found it there,have enought of us and decided to move over the rocky edge.

Hartmann zebra and spotted eagle owls very close to the road, and yes what a cold and windy night it was. :D
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread post by lion queen » Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:36 am

:dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

Wow you had a lovely evening........ :clap: :clap: :clap:

So glad the leopard also came and welcomed you back home......... :thumbs_up:
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread post by AstroMatt » Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:47 am

Wow! Lovely general sightings, but the leopard is the icing on the cake :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: ...any photos??
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Please use the online form or download the spreadsheet to report leopard sightings.
You can also download a free copy of the identification guides for KTP and Augrabies.
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread post by anne-marie » Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:03 am

wow Leopard... twice :mrgreen: , AWC, Owl and so many others :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread post by Augrabies Guru » Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:20 am

AstroMatt wrote:...any photos??


Unfortunately now, was too far from the road.

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread post by hilda » Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:57 pm

Great sightings once again AG! Of course the Leopard was very special! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread post by barryels » Sun Sep 01, 2013 3:27 am

Great drive AG :thumbs_up: .

Just have to go on a night drive when we visit your shores during April 2014 :whistle: .
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread post by Augrabies Guru » Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:26 am

Morning all
barryels wrote:Just have to go on a night drive when we visit your shores during April 2014

:clap: will be waiting. :)

Sightings for the weekend:
30/08

Scrub hare
African wildcat
Genet

Klipspringer
Springbok

31/08
Scrub hare
Stripe pole cat (3)
Genet (2)
Spotted eagle owl

Klipspringer
Springbok
Eland
Kudu

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread post by anne-marie » Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:21 pm

and again... and again... :dance: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread post by barryels » Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:06 am

Awesome Sightings again AG :clap: .

Me and Hilda will both be in the bus, that's for sure :thumbs_up: .
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread post by Augrabies Guru » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:25 am

Morning all
barryels wrote:Me and Hilda will both be in the bus, that's for sure .

:thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

Last night sightings:
Steenbok
Klipspringer
Springbok
Gemsbok
Eland
Kudu's
Hartmann zebra's
Scrub hare

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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread post by lion queen » Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:15 am

:clap: :clap: :clap:

Lovely sightings!!

Stripe polecat still on my wishlist!!!
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread post by hilda » Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:31 pm

Anything will do for me, as long as I can be out there on a night drive! Quite a lot of sightings AG! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Augrabies Night Drive Sightings

Unread post by Augrabies Guru » Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:16 am

Morning all
Scrub hare
Red rock rabbit
Spotted eagle owl
African wildcat
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Klipspringer
Springbok
Gemsbok
Eland
Kudu
Hartmann zebra


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