Friday, 28 July 2017

21 July - 28 July: Cat Report


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(Image Credit: Payton Payne)

22 July - Lying in the thicket next to twin dams. Stretching before getting up and starting to move then lying down again. He started walking and watching impala using the car to hide from them  then he moved off toward the dam wall and stopping for a drink along the way. Going into stalk mode crawling close to the ground. Then straightening up and crossing south giving up the hunt.

24 July - Standing in long grass, looking for food. Looking so beautiful and camouflaged in the dry winter tones of the bush.



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25 July  - Thamba was seen in the thick bush from a distance appearing to stalk small prey. He later settled in the grass still looking like his alert self.

26 July - WE caught a glimpse of Thamba on the edge of a drainage line. He jumped into a small tree giving us a clear view of him before disappearing into the drainage line.

27 July - Thamba brightened up the overcast morning when WE found him in the branches of a large tree tearing away at his breakfast. WE spent most of the morning watching him gorging himself.


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27 July - Thandi was spotted lying under the big tree where her son was eating a duiker kill. Thamba occasionally dropped pieces of the kill while eating. Often on top of Thandi’s head.


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25 July - Mvula was found lying in the grass with his porcupine kill. He promptly proceeded to get up and feed on the kill for a while and then posed nicely for his onlookers to take photos and admire him.

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23 July -  During the morning Tinyo was found lying in the grass looking majestic in the golden sunrise on Quarentine. He was joined by his brother walking up and greeting him. Tinyo was eating the remains of a kill. The brothers then moved off patrolling their territory.

During afternoon drive another Birmingham, Mfumo,  was found sitting in the afternoon light. He then got up and started walking towards Buffelshoek, sniffing the ground looking for the lionesses. He was confused not knowing where they went and then gave up returning to Djuma side.



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25 July - The Angama cubs were found playing enthusiastically with their siblings while the lionesses dozed about uninterested  in the antics of their playful offspring.


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26 June - One of the musketeers were seen moving through the grass.


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(Image Credit:Louise Pavid)

26 July -  Three lionesses from the Egyptian goose pride were seen perched on a termite mound watching the herds of wildebeest pass with mild interest. They didn’t seem to be hungry enough to attempt a hunt.


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26 July - The cheetah brothers were seen dozing in the shade and later got up and started moving around, one of them stretching against a tree.


25 July - An unidentified male coalition was found sleeping soundly in the long grass on the morning safari.


24 July  - Three unidentified male Cheetah were seen sitting in the green Mara grasslands.


26 July -  WE found a lioness in the grasslands missing her tail tip. She was mobile in the thick grass when WE moved on.

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