Ever Experience This!?

Mar 29th, 2011, 05:52 AM
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Ever Experience This!?

A friend sent me a message entitled "Think he knew anything “before” the flash went off??" The photo was great, so I thought I'd share with y'all. Steve

http://www.garmap.co.za/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=7753
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Mar 29th, 2011, 06:06 AM
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I saw that on "Africa Geographic"'s Facebook posting. Wow! Lots of funny comments on the posting.
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Mar 29th, 2011, 06:15 AM
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Thank you for postting, I love that photo
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Mar 29th, 2011, 06:40 AM
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That is funny, thanks!
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Mar 29th, 2011, 07:23 AM
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From a different forum, they were not aware of the lions till the flash.

And yup, I've had cats hanging around my campsite many times. There was most likely more times that I wasn't aware of the kitties because I don't use artifical lights normally when camping. Just the campfire.
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Mar 29th, 2011, 07:26 AM
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Wow! If they really weren't aware (and I can see how easy it would have been to be ignorant of the lions until then), that had to be totally disconcerting.

But what a great photo!
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Mar 29th, 2011, 07:26 AM
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Really? That guy appears like he's posing for the photo with the lions in the background!
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Mar 29th, 2011, 07:41 AM
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Great photo! My adrenaline shot up!!!

And, to think the flaps were up... not even thru screened tent windows. WOW!
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Mar 29th, 2011, 09:06 AM
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Holy crap.

I love a tented camp, but YIKES!!
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Mar 29th, 2011, 10:17 AM
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The photo was taken last September in Khutse NP(Botswana, and he said he wasn't "posing for the photo with the lions in the background".
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Mar 29th, 2011, 11:18 AM
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I've done a little more researching on this and found this in Afrikaans:

http://m.news24.com/dieburger/Suid-A...t-toe-20110319


For those who can't read Africaans this is the Google translation in chopped English:

http://translate.google.com/translat...%26prmd%3Divns
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Mar 30th, 2011, 07:16 AM
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I have been told that hyenas will be all around your camp at night without you knowing it. I guess it's true of lions, too. Wow - what a shock it must have been when they saw them!
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Mar 31st, 2011, 05:45 AM
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@sundowner

On our trip with Masson's through the Delta, Savuti & Chobe, we had ellies, dagga boys and hyena's in camp. The hyenas KNOW the camps. You are supposed to bury the remains of your dinner but they dig it back up. It's not that special, nor dangerous (well, if you do as instructed of course).

In AOF we had honey badgers in camp at night. One raiding the kitchen, one in the bar. They were chased out by the staff. I don't know where that "badgers are really mean and fly straight to your glockenspiel" line comes from. These were really scared and got out asap. One was panicking and tried to climb a broom (try to imagine that), ending on his back twice. That was actually funny.

Another funny anecdote; in shindzela we went looking for scorpions with a blacklight. Most were found in ...the logs where you sit on, around the campfire.

This thread is now about animals in camp

Anyone got stories to share?
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Apr 1st, 2011, 04:53 AM
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What a riot! But, if he's not posing for a photo with the lions in the back, was he posing with the t.p.?
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Apr 1st, 2011, 06:39 AM
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From my (extremely) scant understanding of the language, it looked to me that the news article postedd by sdb2 might not be about a different incident. pixelpower, are you able to understand the article well enough to shed ay light? (Keeping in mind that most/many southern African newspapers have journalistic standards roughly equal to the Sun or Mirror, or the Daily Mail on a very good day.)
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