Needed: Caracal and other unusual mammal photos

Old Jul 5th, 2007, 06:19 AM
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Aby, go to www.katmailand.com, which has all the information. I put my trip together last August, and at that time, there was no lodging space available in early July, so I did a daytrip from Anchorage (I think the price was around $580). When I return, I will schedule it so that I can spend two nights/three days.
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Old Jul 6th, 2007, 01:05 AM
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Hi everyone, thanks for the continued great responses. I have received some tremendous photos and due to a good number of emails and a long day in the field gotten behind on this thread.

Mytmoss and JNK: thanks to both of you for emailing with your terrific pictures of the white-tailed mongoose and caracal. Very rare pictures and well done!

Sandi: I'm definitely excited to see your special genet friend, that should be unique. It will be easy to be patient as I have plenty to do here already so I'll look forward to it whenever you naturally get to it. Thanks!

NapaMatt: since you mentioned video I'd love to run a couple of things by you for feedback as I do have some ideas for using video. If you have a few minutes please shoot me your email so I can give you some details.

Clematis: I will look forward to your email -- it should be more fun than our musings over our Mombo experiences.

Aby: yes this is a big project I have going. I do in fact have great pictures of civet, side-striped jackal and honey badger (those appeared in National Geographic but courtesy of the Begg's we can all enjoy them). I did not list out every species that I don't have like the zorilla or black-footed cat, or most of the rodents. This guide will hopefully include almost every mammal (and eventually other taxa) that is seen on safari but it certainly will not replace the Kingdon Guide as a comprehensive list of all species in occurence. Would love to get to that point but it won't be any time soon.

I have received some great pangolin photos, 4 types of mongooses and one aardvark too! Lots of progress has been made courtesy of all of you.

Thanks to everyone for the help and if you think you have pics of an unusual species and want to contribute feel free to email me.
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Old Oct 1st, 2007, 11:42 PM
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I just wanted to top this with an update. I've had many wonderful contributions from Fodorites so out of courtesy I wanted to let you know that development is going well but its a large project so its taking a while. Now that my field season is complete I have much more time to invest and hope to get this launched before the end of the year. Thanks again to all who have contributed.
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Old Oct 2nd, 2007, 03:53 AM
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PB - will there be any flora pix, or do you know of any good guides? I'm almost as interested in that. Baobab are very cool...
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Old Oct 2nd, 2007, 04:40 AM
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Hi Bill

Hope all is well. Sorry I haven't been on the forum for a while - I've been very busy with the new arrival!!! As you were aware, me and my wife returned from our last safari in Botswana with an extra person - he's now 9 weeks old.

But I should be able to help you with photos, including pangolin, genet, wild cat (day and night shots), various mongooses - including the elusive Selous mongoose with young ones in tow. Please be patient and I'll try to sort through my photos.

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Old Oct 2nd, 2007, 05:55 AM
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Gaurang: pleasant surprise to hear from you. Congratualtions to you and Jayna on your son!!! I had a boy too in June, is 16 weeks old now so I'm just ahead of you. We will have to plan a family safari sometime. I'll look forward to your photos when the time comes.

Momliz: no flora at this time. I have to focus on the mammals but would like to add reptiles, birds, trees etc. in the future as time goes on. There are some good guides out there for you in book form.

Southern Africa Trees: a Photographic Guide by Piet van Wyk would be a good reference guide

Trees of Southern Africa by Keith Coates Palgrave is a large hard bound book making it more expensive and one that stays at home

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Old Oct 2nd, 2007, 10:25 AM
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thanks for the recommendations PB - and I second reptiles! I think birds have been covered some, but I bet there isn't much info, and few pix of reptiles - I found a herp safari in Namibia, I will dig up the info and post in case those people might help you get pictures and info.
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Old Oct 4th, 2007, 10:41 PM
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Hi PB,
I just saw this post for the first time. Are you still looking for a photo of an aardwolf? I saw an aardwolf at Duba Plains. Here is the link.

http://picasaweb.google.com/Danastra...ly07DubaPlains

I used a very simple point and shoot, so the photos aren't professional quality, but they are decent. If you want me to send you the photo, let me know.

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Old Oct 5th, 2007, 08:16 AM
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Dana: thanks for your offer! I have received a couple of very good aardwolf pics but I would love to have a copy of your buffalo skull.

If you don't mind please send me an email at bgivenhawk @ aol.com
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Old Oct 5th, 2007, 11:27 AM
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PB,
I just emailed to skull photo. Thanks for letting me participate. No offense taken of course if you don't end up using it.

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Old Oct 6th, 2007, 04:21 AM
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Hi PB

What species of Genet do you require?
I have quite a good nocturnal one here of a Large Spotted Genet, and some nice nocturnal shots of a Cerval as well if required.
http://africaddict.smugmug.com/galle...7726#203211637

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Old Oct 6th, 2007, 10:06 AM
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Hi Marc: thanks for the offer! That is a tremendous photo of the large-spotted genet that I would love to be able to use. Please email me when you have a chance.
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