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Pretoriuskop sightings - 2010/14

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Pretoriuskop sightings - 2010/14

Unread post by mattib » Sun Mar 21, 2010 3:44 am

hi guys please put up pretoriuskop sightings in or near the area here is my favorite
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Re: Pretoriuskop sightings

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Re: Pretoriuskop sightings

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Re: Pretoriuskop sightings

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Re: Pretoriuskop sightings

Unread post by marissa » Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:33 am

The Boomslang was attempting to catch the chameleon but could not stay longer as we would have been late for camp. The chameleon did put up a good fight. By the time we left though it was clear that rhe chameleon was not feeling so good!!! Was using a Panasonic but upgraded to a Nikon D60 not too long ago. Am Itching to get to the Kruger to have a test run.

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Pretoriuskop Sightings

Unread post by gmlsmit » Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:26 pm

We were fortunate enough to have the following sighting at the end of the Napi Trail on 17 April 2010, at the H1-1 Fayi junction.

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Re: Pretoriuskop Sightings

Unread post by Mauxie » Sat May 01, 2010 8:17 pm

In July last year, while staying at Skukuza, I decided to take a drive down towards Pretoriuskop. I had read on the forums about some lion cubs that had been born, and seen recently, around Shebeni, on the S7.

I first stopped in at Pretoriuskop and checked their sightings board and saw that lions had, in fact, been seen there that day. I headed for the S7 and couldn't believe my luck when, a few hundred meters down the road, coming towards me, were a lioness with three precious little cubs in tow.

I switched off my engine and waited for them to walk past my car. The cubs were making the cutest little calling sounds the whole time. I was in 'Heaven'.

I followed them back to the H1-1 where they caused a huge traffic jam. I was sick to my stomach worrying about how she was going to get them across that road safely and eventually left, praying that they would be okay.

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Re: Pretoriuskop Sightings

Unread post by Friedrich von Hörsten » Sat May 01, 2010 9:11 pm

Hi Mauxie

Thanks for sharing with us! I missed the same cubs a few days, then on the Friday evening, just before sunset, my wife insisted we do the loop around the koppie towards Fayi loop -- and found your little cubs plus adults, also in the road. We enjoyed them alone for about 20 min, then shared with 1 other car till 10 min before gate closing time... Wow! Just wish they would stand still long enough to photograph...

Will be back in June, hopefully for more good viewing.

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Re: Pretoriuskop Sightings

Unread post by Dotty » Sun May 02, 2010 3:05 pm

on the Albasini Road
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and I can't remember where but definately aound P'K
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Re: Pretoriuskop Sightings

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:39 am

Arriving at P Kop after a long drive.

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Sighting close to Mestel

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Reflecting on New years day.

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Drive on new year's eve.

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Re: Pretoriuskop Sightings

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:50 am

My daughter and I spent a few days in the Park in about Jan, 2007. We spent our last night at Pretorius Kop. We decided to do a quick drive on Voortrekker road before checking out to go home.

We saw nothing. :( Not even LBJ's. We were about to turn around when this happened.

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There were hardly any cars and at one stage we were alone.

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Just like my cat at home.

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Re: Pretoriuskop Sightings

Unread post by flying cheetah » Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:04 am

Forgot to mention my most special sighting: a crab that was walking on the tar road towards the camp. Never saw one before in Kruger :dance:

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and a pic of a hunting dog:

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and a resting female leopard:

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