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Unread post by Madalla » Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:14 pm

I am watching this cam not so much for the animals but rather to glimpse the first green shade as the grass around it is starting to sprout.
It will be a glorious sight.!
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Nossob Lions

Unread post by Barb15584 » Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:29 am

Over the past 10 days or so, there seems to have been a lot of lion activity at the Nossob watering hole, and was wondering if people visiting the park can indicate if a small pride has set up temporary camp nearby.

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Tortoise and Hyenas

Unread post by Barb15584 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:28 pm

I had just watched a tortoise having a drink on the Satara Webcam and the following questions occurred to me: Do tortoises have any defense against the bone crushing power of a hyena's jaw, and do hyenas pray on them.

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Nossob waterhole looks polluted!

Unread post by Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:03 pm

Noticed the waterhole seems to be polluted :( ...Not sure if it is dung perhaps :hmz:
It was not there this morning looking back to earlier posts today! :|
If I did not know better, would have thought some Hippo's from Kruger may have stopped by during the day! :lol:

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Re: Tortoise and Hyenas

Unread post by Grantmissy » Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:27 am

Barb15584 the hyena’s are both hunters and scavengers. They have powerful jaws and would select the easiest and most attractive food so a tortoise would probably be taken for a meal if the opportunity exists and if there are no other food sources available. The powerful jaws and digestive tract system of the hyena allow them to process and obtain nutrients from skin and bones.
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Re: Questions & comments about sightings/animals/birds on cams

Unread post by ritad » Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:21 pm

Have this Ellie 3 tusks or i'm stupid :doh: :doh: :doh:
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Unread post by MATTHYS » Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:20 pm

WOW, this is interesting, Rita 8)
Very much looks to be 3 tusks :hmz:
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Unread post by Elsa » Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:14 pm

Very unusual for sure!

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Unread post by Mischief » Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:18 pm

Rita,how unusual definitely does look like 3 tusks.Would be great if somebody from Addo could comment !
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Re: Questions & comments about sightings/animals/birds on cams

Unread post by ritad » Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:13 pm

Mischief that is true, would be interesting what Addo says! Thank you :k
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Re: Questions & comments about sightings/animals/birds on cams

Unread post by FrontierPR » Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:32 pm

We've had a very good look at the pic of the "three-tusked" ellie, but unfortunately it is only a piece of the ground perfectly captured between what must be elephants leg, to give the appearance of a third tusk. If you look closely enough, you'll see it's the colour of the ground and not as light as the other tusks. Wouldn't it be amazing, though, if it was a third tusk?
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Unread post by MATTHYS » Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:36 pm

Thank you so much :gflower: for taking the time and interest to check this, Fayroush :D
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Unread post by Mischief » Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:53 pm

Fayroush,thank you for taking the time to solve that three pronged problem :gflower: :gflower: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: Sure had me going there!Really much appreciated :gflower:
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Re: Questions & comments about sightings/animals/birds on cams

Unread post by PJL » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:58 pm

Trrp-trrrrrrrr wrote::hmz: Could it be a Dik dik or Common Duiker ?? ..Images not very clear :| I don't think Dik dik's are found in Addo :hmz:

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Duiker for sure - not often seen in Addo so a really good sighting

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Re: Questions & comments about sightings/animals/birds on cams

Unread post by Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:44 am

PJL wrote:
Trrp-trrrrrrrr wrote::hmz: Could it be a Dik dik or Common Duiker ?? ..Images not very clear :| I don't think Dik dik's are found in Addo :hmz:

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Duiker for sure - not often seen in Addo so a really good sighting

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