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Primates Monitors - a new 'sighting' for us

Unread postby DinkyBird » Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:26 am

...seen at Tshokwane, and also here at Lower Sabie:

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Unread postby Imberbe » Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:30 am

Careful ...I hear they can be a very aggressive species... :twisted:
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Unread postby Elsa » Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:32 am

Good to see that, hopefully they will be able to help with getting the situation under control and make eating there more enjoyable! :thumbs_up:
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:47 am

Not sight nor sign of any grey chaps here at Lower Sabie ... at Tshokwane the little grey fellows are very smart; as soon as the PM moves to the other side of the picnic area, they come from nowhere! So we still need to be alert all the time. There are two PM at Tshokwane.

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Unread postby Hippotragus » Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:47 am

I hope they will have one/some at Nkulu - we have had bad experiences there, even being extremely careful!

Good initiative and I hope the monkeys and baboons take note and leave the camps and picnic sites.
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Unread postby RemiE » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:57 am

What an innovative implementation by SANPark………..every little bit help................... :clap: :clap:
BUT those naughty little clever grey locals will soon learn new tricks…….. that is for sure :tongue:
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Unread postby Pjw » Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:18 pm

So happy to see this. We've had some entertaining experiences with the monkeys, but the baboons are BIG and very scary when they want what you've got.
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Unread postby hilda » Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:15 pm

Great initiative by SANParks! I'm sure the Primate Monitors will get just as smart as the Monkeys and Baboons as time goes by, so that the animals will know they have no choice but to stay in the bush. :dance: :dance:
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Unread postby RosemaryH » Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:25 pm

I agree a great initiative by SANParks :thumbs_up:

I am sure it will make a difference having PM's in the problem areas. We need to work with the PM's, still being alert and on guard. Do what we can to discourage the monkeys and baboons from trying to have a share of our meals. :thumbs_up:
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Unread postby Madalla » Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:35 pm

Had breakfast at Tsokwane on Tuesday and Nkuhlu on Wednesday.

These monkeys are streetwise - when the monitor moves to the one side of the picnic area, no problem, they simply move to the other area.

We had a good laugh when one tried to steal an egg from the tray - his hands kept slipping as the egg was too deep into the tray for him to get his hands under it.
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Unread postby Mellory » Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:36 pm

Good to see :clap: it was really bad in Tsokwane when there in Oct, however it was quite a giggle to see the expression on a ladies face when a vervet stole an apple right out of her hand :lol: they are really getting out of hand and a cause of great concern.
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Unread postby MATTHYS » Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:53 pm

Super and much needed :clap: new sighting, DB 8)
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Unread postby ritad » Fri Jan 22, 2016 7:04 pm

That is really good, Thank you! This was a great job for me :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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Re: Primates Monitors - a new 'sighting' for us

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sat Jan 23, 2016 5:24 am

I saw the fellow at Tshokwane. I must say that he was on his toes at all times.

I think that it is a great incentive. 8)
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Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sat Jan 23, 2016 5:26 am

Someone posted a video of lions passing in the bush at Tshokwane. Just a stones throw from the ladies toilet. That must have been a heart stopping moment for everyone. :big_eyes:
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