An unexpected travel - January 2012 *

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An unexpected travel - January 2012 *

Post by nan » Mon May 21, 2012 2:47 pm

Just come back from Kgalagadi... :lol:

Leopards stories

Nr 1 - we saw this big male on the 20.1.2012, near Munro
under a big tree... only the tail was visible for one moment, then change several time the place... and go on the dunes
It was Rooibrak male, as per the specialists

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Re: An unexpected travel - January 2012

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Nr 2/3 - 21.1.2012, near Munro - about 13h (sorry can't remember if it's Swiss hour or SA hour) :oops:

it is mom (Auchterlonie female) and her cub CAGN
one to the left side (female) and one to the right side (male)

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the female to the left side

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the male to the right side

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Re: An unexpected travel - January 2012

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Nr 4 - 21.2.2012, near Munro - about 18h

it is CAGN, the cub of the Auchterloni female and the Rooibrak male
the lady come on the dunes and the male become a LIT

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Re: An unexpected travel - January 2012

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Nr 5 - 21.1.2012 - In the evening, when coming again to nr 4, we find this one
close to Auchterloni and just a little bit before the turn to KK, on the west side.

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And when we return to KK, after stay a little bit with Nr 4, she was still here, nearly sure she was a female, a new one, without name

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this day we saw twice 3 Leopards

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Re: An unexpected travel - January 2012

Post by nan » Mon May 21, 2012 2:49 pm

During the night (29/30.1.2012 - 1h30) at KK, I saw another, from Unit 2

The calls woke me up, I went out without noise, or lights, or camera, she was halfway she stopped at 1 m. next to me, rubbed his head on the beam from the balcony ... I still feel the friction ... I just retreat 3 steps... I was too close... I could touch :shock:

I woke my roommate, the male was still in the waterhole, but the noise did change course to follow the female :cry:

She continued to call a few minutes ... long minutes ... I can't sleep again... so excited :lol:

no picture, just a fabulous feeling ... I could touch she (her), I will never forget

In the morning... Willem said to me "why you don't touch ?" :lol: :lol: :lol:
They was the Auchterlonie female and Rooibrak male

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Re: An unexpected travel - January 2012

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Nr 6 - 31.1.2012 – around 20h – from Unit 1, Urikaruus

One Leopard comes from the left side, saw something in the nearby bush, ran... and sat for a while.

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Then, comes again for a drink. In the meanwhile we saw this rabbit (already saw few days ago with a friend (rabbit))

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Re: An unexpected travel - January 2012

Post by nan » Mon May 21, 2012 2:50 pm

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Then pass under the units (in the middle), come to Unit 1, use our car to hide from the rabbit... :lol:
and try and missed twice an easy prey :shock:

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So poor light... shame :-?

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Re: An unexpected travel - January 2012

Post by nan » Mon May 21, 2012 2:51 pm

thank you everyone :D

The snake : Skaapsteker (Psammophylax rhombeatus) (asked for an ID)

I (we) saw this very slim snake on the 22.1.2012
no move, I think +/- 1 m long
here it seems impressive... but a little wind could destabilise it ;-)

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Re: An unexpected travel - January 2012

Post by nan » Mon May 21, 2012 2:51 pm

The Tortoises : Marsh Terrapin

I found this Marsh Terrapine in KTP, on the 27.1.2012 (asked for an ID)

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and try to come to the car... like in another park :shock:
I didn't know there is Terrapine in KTP, terrapines with blue eyes :lol:

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Re: An unexpected travel - January 2012

Post by nan » Mon May 21, 2012 2:52 pm

I have another one, saw 15.1.2012 in Kgalagadi

my book (not a good one, I'm afraid !) speak about Spek's Hingeback,
or similar for Eastern Bostwana and adjacent South Africa : Lobatse Hingeback (K. lobatsiana)

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Also asked for an ID... still no or not yet reply :lol:

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