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Nov 9th, 2005, 03:27 PM
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Wow, what a large herd of Topi -- when I was in the Mara we saw them in group of 2 and 3, but never the large number you captured. Great photos.

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Nov 9th, 2005, 05:56 PM
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I meant to mention the close up topi shots too.

As for the cheetah on the cars. I have heard that some have even jumped into the vehicles just to look around and then jumped out.

On my first trip in 1994 I had a cheetah jump up the side of the vehicle, hooking his front paws over the open top and pushing with his bottom feet. He gave me a light kiss before falling down. The guide said if it had not been muddy and his back feet had not been wet and slippery, he would have jumped into our vehicle.

This was in the Mara and was one of Queen's near adult cubs that all were featured in the Big Cat Diaries.
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Nov 10th, 2005, 06:23 AM
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Dave, thanks for the posting. Really enjoyed the pics especially the gnu carcass (one with single horn), the topi "faceoff" and the eland. By the way how close did you get to the eland? Seems we never could get that close as they always were a bit skiddish. Ah, I can smell that camp fire smoke!!! Dick
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Nov 10th, 2005, 12:09 PM
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hi dick, hahaha yes i can also smell that smoke! it's soooo good.
the elands,about 100ft i guess. much closer than the others from before. at first they took off. then stopped. one was leaping through the air!i wonder if i have that on video. these were the biggest i've seen. good horns also.
the carcass? haha. i have a thing for bones and carcasses. so far my driver and the masai guys at talek camp have never had anyone want to stop for that stuff. silly kalulu american hehe.
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Nov 10th, 2005, 01:30 PM
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OK, Dave, I was stymied. I first went to my Swahili dictionary and no where to be found was the word kalulu. So then I went to a Hawaiian dictionary and there it was: kalulu - a shelter. So, Dave, I'm still stymied! What's it mean as used above? Jack
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Nov 10th, 2005, 01:49 PM
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hahahahahah, it's a slang for someone who is on the nutty or crazy side
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Nov 10th, 2005, 01:58 PM
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So, kalulu = kookoo, huh.
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Nov 18th, 2005, 05:30 AM
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Hi David,
I was asked to contact you on behalf of 2AFRIKA, INC. http://www.2afrika.com - We were wondering if it would be possible to feature some of your pictures on our web site for our upcoming 2006 Safaris. We will gladly give you credit.
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Please let me know if this is something that you would be willing to do.
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I thank you in advance for your time and attention to this matter.
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Nov 18th, 2005, 06:58 AM
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hi joe, are you serious? would you mind contacting me at:
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thanks david
ps, at work now.
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Nov 18th, 2005, 07:09 AM
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Dave, thanks for sharing...
My first thought was "wow, thats a lot of tsessabe!" but then I always do get confused between tsessabe and topi! The one of two facing each other towards the end is a great pic!
And of course, I join the others in hoping a cheetah uses the vehicle I'm in for their lookout spot next time around... as long as they don't pee or poop on me like they do to Jonathan Scott!
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