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Re: Afsaal Picnic Site

Post by Richprins » Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:35 pm

Wonder why we never put this up... :-?


https://lowvelder.co.za/294665/graphic- ... s-veranda/


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GRAPHIC IMAGES: Kudu caught on Afsaal’s veranda
Blood and guts greeted staff and tourists on the veranda this morning.
September 26, 2015
The carcass of the kudu bull which was found on the veranda of Afsaal this morning. Images: Latest Sightings Kruger

Marinette Potgieter

SKUKUZA – Visitors to the Kruger National Park (KNP) were shocked to see the carcass of a kudu bull on the veranda of Afsaal rest spot on Saturday morning.

Some wildlife experts suspect the kudu was caught on the veranda by lions and the carcass was taken over by a pack of wild dogs. Others think it might have been wild dogs who made the kill and had it taken over by hyenas.
The carcass was gnawed and skinned.

The carcass was gnawed and skinned.

According to Latest Sightings Kruger’s Facebook page, the carcass was discovered on the veranda around 6:30 on Saturday morning.


“By the looks of the marks on the veranda and the trails of blood, it seems as if the kill happened on the veranda,” said Mr Terry Plessis of Latest Sightings Kruger. “However, we don’t know what caught the kudu bull. It might have been lions which killed it and the kill may have been taken over by a pack of wild dogs. It is difficult to say.”
Guts and blood strewn across the veranda floor.


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Guts and blood strewn across the veranda floor.

Plessis explained that the carcass was skinned and gnawed, like wild dogs usually do. Guts and blood were strewn across the veranda floor.

Mr Grant Smith from Endangered Species South Africa suspect wild dogs might have made the kill, which was then taken over by a cackle of hyenas.
Tracks made in blood were found all over the scene.

Tracks made in blood were found all over the scene.

“There were blood marks on the veranda and it looked like the carcass was dragged from one side of the veranda to the other. We cannot really say.”

Mr William Mabasa, spokesman for the KNP, has not yet been informed about the incident.

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Re: Afsaal Picnic Site

Post by Richprins » Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:39 pm

Looks like hyenas have been scavenging in the picnic spot by day lately! O-/
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Re: Afsaal Picnic Site

Post by Flutterby » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:45 pm

I'm sure it was up under the News for a while. ;-)

There was a big debate on FB about this with some people claiming that this was not done by animals. O**

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Re: Afsaal Picnic Site

Post by Lisbeth » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:57 pm

After three years........................ O**
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Re: Afsaal Picnic Site

Post by Richprins » Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:40 pm

Hyena still there in the late afternoons, BTW!



Found this cracking old pic! lol



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Re: Afsaal Picnic Site

Post by Richprins » Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:14 am

https://twitter.com/i/status/1043886877865136129


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15:55
Hyena in the parking lot
H3, Afsaal picnic site
Near Malelane
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Re: Afsaal Picnic Site

Post by Richprins » Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:20 am

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Elephant on the move
H3, Afsaal parking area
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Re: Afsaal Picnic Site

Post by Richprins » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:01 am

Getting a bit ridiculous now...try and avoid around brunch/lunchtime on a weekend or school holiday! 0:


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Post by Lisbeth » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:06 am

Afsaal :shock: At a quick first sight, I thought that it was Lower Sabie lol
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Post by Richprins » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:09 am

=O:
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