Monthly Archives: August 2013

Great drive

Up and out at usual time this morning and went in search of the Wild Dogs. We found them fairly quickly and they were hunting. It’s really great to see how they interact and work as a team, spreading out … Continue reading

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Day off

Day off today to recover from last night. I was first up this morning at 8am. A fairly quiet day without much to post. The only time I got my camera out was to photograph a large insect that landed … Continue reading

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Back to Richards bay

I realise that last time I went to Richards Bay I said I probably wouldn’t go back again. Well I’m not sure if it was the call of Nando’s or just wanting a change of scenery but I went. Got … Continue reading

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The Animals are hiding

Set off usual time this morning again looking for the wild dogs. We got very close using the telemetry but they were in a dried up stream bed and we couldn’t reach them with the vehicle. We then drove around … Continue reading

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Quiet Monday morning

Set off normal time this morning looking for the wild dogs. We went to the south side of the river but they seemed to be north so we drove to the north side (a 20 min journey to to only … Continue reading

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Sunday morning with elephants

Up and out by 5.30 this morning and we set off in search of the dogs. We found them close to the main entrance and sat with then for a while till they got up and disappeared into dense undergrowth … Continue reading

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Have a great Sunday

Is your Sunday as good as mine?

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I survived snake capture

Reading this post I guess you now know I survived the snake capture / handling course. After the lectures, exam and lunch we were taken to a secure area where the instructor would release a snake and one at a … Continue reading

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Snake handling course

Well I was a little wrong yesterday when I mentioned poisonous and non poisonous snakes. The term is venomous and they are all venomous! Just finished the lectures and written test. Having lunch now then it’s hands on with puff … Continue reading

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Daytime Serval sighting

Set off this morning at the usual 0530 and went in search of the dogs. We found them quite quickly and although they had eaten they were chasing a herd of buffalo. A bit optimistic even for a pack of … Continue reading

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Dilemma!

Day off today which means just chilling out around the house doing a bit of laundry and watching movies and not a lot else. I phoned my daughter, Anna, today as she got her GCSE results. 9 B’s and 2 … Continue reading

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Trip to town

Up at 6.30 this morning and set off to Saint Lucia by 7.30. We went via the garage as the vehicle was ready to be picked up then it was southbound on the N2 for the hour and a half … Continue reading

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Jozini Dam Cruise

Haven’t long been back from the cruise on Jozini Dam. The lakes all seem to be called dams here though Jozini does have a dam wall It’s a big lake too, about 20km x 10km. The cruise is organised by … Continue reading

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Vehicle broke again!

Out by 5.30 and set off in search of Kalahari the collared male cheetah. We tracked him to an area of dense undergrowth which was not accessible with the vehicle. Knowing the dogs were also in dense undergrowth we went … Continue reading

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Camp duty morning

One of the volunteers I arrived with is due to go home on Saturday and was down for camp duty today. So you get your last week full of drives we tend to swap places and I volunteered to stay … Continue reading

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Bird Name Challenge

Ok it time for you all to get involved and name the 10 birds. Here are the rules. You are only allowed to name one bird PER DAY. If you get it right I will enter the name below with … Continue reading

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More birds for the twitchers

A quiet game drive this evening as the weather has changed and there could be rain. Here are a few more birds I have photographed over the last few days. Names to follow tomorrow.

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Search for the dogs

We set off at 5.30 this morning searching for the pack of African Wild Dogs. On of the adult females is fitted with a collar that sends out a pulse which is picked up by the telemetry receiver which we … Continue reading

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Mud bath

A fairly quiet drive this evening. We went looking for the wild dogs but they were in dense undergrowth that wasn’t accessible with our vehicle and going in on foot would never be a good idea! On our way we … Continue reading

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View out my bedroom window

This is the view looking from the direction of my bedroom window on a misty morning. That has got to take some beating!!

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