Pete's Pond Sightings

Old May 4th, 2008, 08:17 AM
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Lily,
My Lily got her name at the local SPCA when I brought her to be spayed. Since she was a feral kitten, as all my cats were, she had no name. They called her by someone else's cat name, TigerLily, by mistake, so I just shortened it. Since I couldn't find homes for all the kittens I caught at that time (7) I kept her, her sweetie pie brother Freddie and another one we call Anna Mae. Caught Lady a year later just before we moved to Pa. who I believe is their sibling, and now trapping, neutering, and releasing the feral cats here in Lackawaxen,Pa. That is how we have Dawn, she was young enough to be tamed and of course couldn't find a home for her. That leaves the "old lady" Brooke who I caught many years ago in the Catskills. My son has my other old lady as she does not get along with all the newer additions. Only one dog though.
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Old May 4th, 2008, 08:23 PM
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Hello Lily,

We are under the 2 month mark now! Exciting times....

I need some cat advice from you regarding my upcoming trip, if you have some spare time. Would you mind chatting off the board? I am at kingsis at aol dot com.

You'd think I would have all these concerns about our self drive itinerary in Southern Africa, but no....my ONLY worry is leaving my kitty alone for the first time with a stranger. I am just dreading the day I leave him.

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Old May 5th, 2008, 03:42 AM
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Carla,
I emailed you.
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Old May 5th, 2008, 03:54 AM
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@ carla
regarding your cat: i don't think it's too late right now. if i were in your shoes i would get a second cat. leaving both of them together they don't feel that lonely - of course they have to match.

i opened a thread at the lounge - maybe it's an interesting read for you as well.

 
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Oops, sorry Lily, its
kingsis33 at aol dot com

Pippa, as much as I would love to get a 2nd one HE would have no part of that.
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Old May 5th, 2008, 10:37 AM
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Carla,

I emailed you again.

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Old May 6th, 2008, 07:48 AM
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Didn't get it Lily

But I did get one from someone else
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Old May 6th, 2008, 07:51 AM
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Meant to add this link about the wild dogs and the bio fence at Mashatu.

http://www.peaceparks.org/news.php?pid=150&mid=755

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Old May 6th, 2008, 09:49 AM
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Thanks for the link. Since the dogs are known to travel vast distances, I was wondering how they planned on keeping them in the area.

Carla, you can e mail me at lillipets at comcast dot net.
Let's see if that works better.
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Old May 11th, 2008, 09:53 AM
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Lioness at the pond right now.
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Old May 19th, 2008, 09:02 AM
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A Kori Bustard at the Pond, I think they are really cool.

Just read news from the Pond that one of the wild dogs was found caught in a snare, but darted and rescued, while the Alpha female is missing. Very sad to read. The rest of the pack is doing well.
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Old May 21st, 2008, 08:17 AM
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a croc thrashing around with a fish(?) in it's mouth.
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Old May 21st, 2008, 08:49 AM
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It's the croc with a Monitor lizard by the tail- quite a struggle
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Aha! Thanks for the i.d. I thought it might be a snake after I saw the shape of its head more clearly. It's been going on for quite a while.
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Old Jun 3rd, 2008, 09:37 AM
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Great sightings were had within the last hour.

Leopard
Hyena
herd of Elands


...and the word is that the wild dogs are 200 meters away from the Pond. <)
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Old Jun 3rd, 2008, 10:05 AM
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Good Grief! Do you have a hot line directly to the pond????? I need to figure out a way for you to alert me to the good sightings!
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Old Jun 3rd, 2008, 11:07 AM
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Carla M, it was a magnificent leopard sighting. I almost jumped out of my chair when its movement caught my attention. That slow walk from the right to left side of the pond before stopping for a long drink. The focus was so clear we could almost count the spots!

I use two laptops at work. One is always on "Pond Patrol." Great day for voyers.
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Old Jun 3rd, 2008, 11:09 AM
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Lillipets, you can send me an email at KhakifATgmailDOTcom and I will alert you when I can. Be sure to list any special interests...
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Old Jun 4th, 2008, 04:11 AM
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Thanks so much for the offer. That's very kind of you. However I don't have easy access to the internet when I'm at work. My kids hog the computer when I'm home. I've been able to find some of the good sightings on youtube which helps. Do you know if the sighting is on youtube yet?
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Old Jun 4th, 2008, 09:53 AM
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LOL Lillipets! It would be great if a chime went off on my laptop when something arrives at the pond. I can't watch it at work (blocked)only when I am at home.

Here is the You Tube video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tik1pn0K_mA

Do you ever visit the Nat Geo forum? There are alot of gifs. and snapshots there of the sightings. Khakif, do you post there?

They have 2 local volunteers that arrived yesterday who will be helping out on the cam etc.

Lopang (he is from Serowe) and
Galeboe (she is from Mosetse)
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