Lions On The Loose

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Re: Lions On The Loose

Post by RogerFraser » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:26 pm

^Q^ Wow catching up again from way back . We also have a routine of late days when we in Marloth to just enjoy Marloth wildlife without the rush of early morning gate entries .

Amazing spotting the Python in the tree ^Q^ . What a great Sunset drive always nice to get a driver who is willing to go after the sightings \O .We have not done one yet from outside as it is about R100 more per person but might consider it next time O:V .What a great set of firsts SO would be :-0 :-0 about the porcupine its on her bucket wish list .

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Re: Lions On The Loose

Post by PJL » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:01 pm

Peter Betts wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:18 pm
Lovely pics Pete ..Rich the White Tailed Mongoose is common and seems rare because it is 100% nocturnal almost like the most Common predator in Kgalagadi ..the Brown Hyena ..seldom seen ..same reason
Thanks Peter... funny how sometimes some rarities are common. Even leopard are common but so sought after lol
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That was a very successful night drive!!! :-0 O\/

And the tiny giraffe - so adorable 0/0
We all agreed it was a great success Mel. That little giraffe was so cute \O
RogerFraser wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:26 pm
^Q^ Wow catching up again from way back . We also have a routine of late days when we in Marloth to just enjoy Marloth wildlife without the rush of early morning gate entries .

Amazing spotting the Python in the tree ^Q^ . What a great Sunset drive always nice to get a driver who is willing to go after the sightings \O .We have not done one yet from outside as it is about R100 more per person but might consider it next time O:V .What a great set of firsts SO would be :-0 :-0 about the porcupine its on her bucket wish list .
0/* Roger. There were a few porcupine sightings along the H4-2... it was a first for our son D and some he spotted himself so he was over the moon \O
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Re: Lions On The Loose

Post by PJL » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:20 pm

Fri 29th June

We unfortunately only had a couple more days left in the park, so we all agreed it would be a good plan to do some big day trips in. We had friends staying at Skukuza, so our plan was to head in early and meet up with them over lunch \O

The gate queues were longer than normal, so we were glad to have our pre-booking. However it was still taking a while... the Vurhami pride had parked themselves as a welcoming party on the opposite side of the river, so it was taking time to get everyone in due to queues on the bridge as everyone checked out the lions.

Fortunately it didn't take us too long and we got to enjoy the sighting from the bridge O:V

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As we moved over the bridge, more and more lions came into view O\/

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Some of the lion had their sights firmly set on some buffalo on the entrance side of the river

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We wondered how long it would be before the lion took off in chase of the buffalo - some of the day visitors might not get to see them at all 0*\
There wasn't time to hang around to see what would happen due to all the queues, so we enjoyed a last sighting of a couple of lions making themselves comfortable in the morning light before heading on to reception to get our day passes sorted \O

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Re: Lions On The Loose

Post by Richprins » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:38 am

Lovely light, hey Peej? [O] [O] [O]

Not a bad diversion while sitting in a queue! :-0

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Re: Lions On The Loose

Post by Richprins » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:40 am

Peter Betts wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:18 pm
Lovely pics Pete ..Rich the White Tailed Mongoose is common and seems rare because it is 100% nocturnal almost like the most Common predator in Kgalagadi ..the Brown Hyena ..seldom seen ..same reason
Interestingly they occur in the middle of Nelspruit City too, Peter! :-0
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Re: Lions On The Loose

Post by Flutterby » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:14 am

Great night drive sightings, especially the mongoose. ^Q^ ^Q^

Perfect light on those lions! \O \O

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Re: Lions On The Loose

Post by Lisbeth » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:38 am

Golden light \O
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Re: Lions On The Loose

Post by Mel » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:34 pm

Beautiful lighting :-0
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Re: Lions On The Loose

Post by Klipspringer » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:38 pm

Are there only youngsters in the pride?

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Re: Lions On The Loose

Post by RogerFraser » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:47 pm

\O Great start to the days trip and wonderful light ^Q^

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