National Geographic Wild Cam

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Sep 12th, 2005, 11:25 AM
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National Geographic Wild Cam

Have any of you been watching this at all? It is so surreal! I sat, mesmerized for 45 minutes midnight-12:45 watching Friday. It was morning in Botswana and the birds were everywhere. (Guinea fowl, maybe?)Then an ostrich sauntered up, then another, then another. Then it panned over to some antelope of some sort, then a warthog came for a drink. I watched again for a bit on Saturday and I saw a black-backed jackal! It was a bit skittish, but how cool is this? You can her all the sounds, too. Friday night I could hear, but not see some hyenas. This is a place in Botswana called Pete's Pond. It's brilliant!
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Sep 12th, 2005, 11:32 AM
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I felt the same when AfriCam came up with those safari cams in 1999.

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Sep 12th, 2005, 12:24 PM
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I just saw a hyena! Iím almost addicted. Every morning that Iíve had a look there have been lots of elephants and sometimes I see a lone elephant at night. Iíve seen warthogs, impalas, zebras, crocodiles, vervet monkeys, elands, ostriches, bustards and Iím sure soon there will be an owl sitting at the side of the pond as it has been the last two nights. This afternoon I saw two baby kudus and their mother and a steenbok!
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Sep 12th, 2005, 12:28 PM
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I am jealous! I'll have to keep watching...a bit difficult with the time difference!
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Sep 12th, 2005, 12:39 PM
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I stopped by Grand Central Station on Saturday on my way to the US Open, and I watched the cam for a while, and saw lots of zebra. The exhibit was basically just much larger versions of the photos from the current National Geographic, and a booth from SAA.

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Sep 12th, 2005, 12:53 PM
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I thought the hyena had left, but when I returned to the Wildcam there were three hyenas walking around in the water. They left and then they returned running and jumping in and out of the water. Now it has been quiet for a while.
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Sep 12th, 2005, 01:17 PM
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They came back again! I think Iíll not sleep tonight. I have the same time as Botswana and do a lot of viewing when itís dark there. Some amazing animal can appear any time of the day or night, but late morning is the best time.
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Sep 12th, 2005, 01:48 PM
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Hey, what were those about 5 minutes ago? Jackals? I couldn't tell.
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Sep 12th, 2005, 01:52 PM
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Two black-backed jackals. Now I'll go to bed.
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Sep 12th, 2005, 01:54 PM
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Lala salama, Nyamera.

Thanks for the animal identification.
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Sep 12th, 2005, 07:15 PM
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I hope this cam is better than the Kruger cam...the elephants there waited until I had to go to the bathroom, then came and drank for 2 minutes 59 seconds and were gone when I came back...every time!
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Sep 12th, 2005, 09:09 PM
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7am Botswana time, lots of action! I am hooked. I will fall asleep with the sound on tonight to see how I will do in the bush!
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Sep 13th, 2005, 05:55 AM
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Is anyone else watching the two giraffes drinking at the waterhole? It is really great. This webcam is clearly manned as the photographer is zooming in on terrific shots.
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Sep 13th, 2005, 06:30 AM
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I keep missing the big animals!
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Sep 13th, 2005, 06:46 AM
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There is a mama and baby elephant there now.
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Sep 13th, 2005, 06:49 AM
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I saw them!!! I can't imagine what this is going to be like when I am actually there! I'll probably need Kleenex!!!!
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Sep 13th, 2005, 08:07 AM
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Sep 13th, 2005, 08:59 AM
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cooncat:
Thanks for the posting. It is mesmerizing. And I like what the person who put it together said about the need to protect the equipment from animals and insects: "In this place if you get a bug in the system, it really is a bug.Ē
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Sep 13th, 2005, 09:01 AM
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Yes, thanks cooncat. Finally, a use for my second monitor at work.
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Sep 13th, 2005, 09:06 AM
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You are most welcome! Isn't it just great?!
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