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Resident animals in camp

Unread post by BunnyHugger » Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:16 am

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Bateleur
Spring Hare Richard Harris

Balule
Scrub Hare BunnyHugger

Berg en Dal
Genet Freda
Large Spotted Genet Christo

Biyamiti
Bush Babies PJW
Tree Squirels PJW
Civet Bush Baptist
Genet Bush Baptist

Crocodile Bridge
Bush Babies Christo
Wart Hog JanB

Letaba
Bush Buck Henche
Bush Babies Christo
Pearl Spotted Owl Bush Baptist

Lower Sabie
Bush Babies Bush Baptist
Epaulet Bats Bush Baptist

Orpen
Honey Badger Freda
Jackal Buh Andy

Pretorius Kop
Impala Freda
Dwarf Mongoose Christo

Punda Maria
Giant Rat Aquila
Genet Freda

Satara
Epaulet Bats Bush Baptist
Wart Hog Bush Baptist
Black Backed Jackal Bush Baptist
Bush Babies Bush Baptist
Small Spotted Genet Christo
White Tailed Mongoose Christo
Scops Owl BunnyHugger
Scrub Hare oddesy5466

Simuweni
Duiker Freda

Shingwedzi
Bats Richard Harris

Skukuza
Genet Richard Harris
Mongoose Donny
Thick Tailed Bush Baby BunnyHugger
Fruit Bats G@mespotter

Tamboti
Honey Badger Christo
Giant Rat Davegohl
Scops Owl Bush Baptist
African Wild Cat Bush Baptist
Dwarf Mongoose BunnyHugger
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Unread post by Pjw » Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:28 am

Now thats the kind of list I love. Concise and easy to read
Great stuff BH :clap:
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Re: SATARA SCOPS OWL

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Sat Jul 04, 2009 9:22 pm

Yes I have :thumbs_up:

with this really dreadfull ceature
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Re: SATARA SCOPS OWL

Unread post by Batmad » Sat Jul 04, 2009 9:31 pm

Thick Tailed Bushbaby...very, very cute :mrgreen:
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Re: SATARA SCOPS OWL

Unread post by Batmad » Sat Jul 04, 2009 10:25 pm

Satara- Has many African Scops Owls! Which calls echo through the night......The Repeated Prrrrrrrrrt.....Prrrrrrrrrrt..........Prrrrrrrrrrrrt.....A sound that typically reminds me of the bushveld!
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Re: Wildlife in Camps

Unread post by michaelpr » Sat Jul 18, 2009 4:34 pm

I say a SERVAL :big_eyes: in Mopani exactly a year ago:
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Re: Wildlife in Camps

Unread post by GlenD » Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:13 pm

While camping at Berg-en-Dal, at about 04H30 one morning we heard a leopard being caught in a trap inside the camp just near the gate.
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Re: Wildlife in Camps

Unread post by schooms » Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:33 pm

Hello all,

well recently back from the park and I must share two extrodinary experiences we had at Berg N Dal this last weekend. On Friday night we stayed in Unit 89 and went for a walk just after 9:30pm. Just by the waterhole we saw a white rhino that was drinking. It was nearly full moon so we could see him even without the torches, he was quite far so we continued. On our return we caught up to the rhino who ended up being no more than five metres from us for 30minutes with no one else about. To stand and listen to the magnificent animal was soul satisfying. Eventually he moved over the ridge.

The next night we again went for a walk and at the far end of the dam we found the hippo going for a feeding stroll but as it went over the ridge in front of us it came within several metres of a very nervous white rhino. this stand-off lasted 20minutes with the hippo gently moving and the rhino stomping about and making the "crying" noise at the Hippo. Eventually the hippo went down the valley and the Rhino decided he didnt want a drink and stomped off. Absolutely brilliant.

Also stayed at Biyamiti but just had a heart attack there!
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Re: Wildlife in Camps

Unread post by DocD » Sat Aug 08, 2009 6:38 pm

Recently back from Punda Maria, the new tents are brilliant. If you sit very quietly at tent number 6 or 7 in the evenings you'll hear a rustling in the grass...

Now scan the area with your torch and two very beautiful genets will be staring up at you. If you really remain quiet late into the evening they will jump up onto the braai to lick the grill, and pose for a photo.

I saw them every night that i was there, i do have some pics but cant figure out how to post them.
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Re: Wildlife in Camps

Unread post by iNkwazi » Sat Aug 08, 2009 9:54 pm

Schooms,

Nice sighting at BnD, and without even having to drive to find it! It definitely pays to have a look around camp for game.
We stayed at Skukuza recently (a last minute decision to go one day earlier and hence the only accommodation we could get). Not my favourite by any means, but we had a family of banded mongoose running around raiding dustbins. Very cute little critters. Got up really early the next morning and sat outside enjoying the wild, only to hear a rustle of leaves and saw a civet walking past - probably 5 metres away.

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Re: Wildlife in Camps

Unread post by schooms » Sat Aug 08, 2009 10:57 pm

We walked the fence and came around a corner to see a shadow move into the bush.
My friend and I decided it was probably our imagination and carried on.
As we got to the spot there was a loud movement of leaves and and something shot (at the stage we were unsure which way!). :pray: And I think I jumped about 4metres backwards and think i had a quiet scream....

Turned out to be a bushbuck that had also gotten the fright of his life. :slap: In fact i think my heart rate has just come down. The rest of the walk i didnt even use the torch as my eye's were as round as dinner plates! :big_eyes:
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Re: Wildlife in Camps

Unread post by DocD » Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:18 pm

Thanx to Micetta and Grannyb i managed to figure out how to post photos :dance:

Here are a few of the genets around tent 6 at Punda.

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Re: Wildlife in Camps

Unread post by michaelpr » Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:40 pm

I stayed in Tamboti about 2 weeks ago.
One morning at about 8 I went for a walk along the fence when I heard a very strange sound a few 100 metres away. I also heard something that sounded like a snarling cat. I didn't dare go any further...The next day we saw a big troop of baboons. It turned out that the only thing I heard was the "barking" of baboons...but is still was scary!

I saw some cat or dog footprints in Tamboti, I guess it was an African Wild Cat..

We went to Satara twice. The first day we saw a Scops Owl at the parking, and the next day we saw two! Photo's:

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Re: Wildlife in Camps

Unread post by Elzet » Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:56 pm

MPR - Stunning pics. We also saw footprints at Tamboti's entrance, but it did not look like an African Wild Cat. It looked much wilder (and bigger)... :shock:
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Re: Wildlife in Camps

Unread post by josey » Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:56 pm

Were lucky enough to see genet outside our unti at Biyamiti and then also an experience I never thought I would get to see but HONEY BADGER at Satara camp. Also the Scops owl near reception at Satara and a rock monitor at the Lower Sabie Camp.

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That wasn't our food we gave it. He raided the camp and found someone's braai leftovers in the rubbishbin which he just pushes over. No-one volunteered to take the food away from him:-)
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