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 Post subject: Re: Most memorable road block! (involving animals...)
Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:26 pm 
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Back in the late 70's, we spotted just a few buffalo on the move towards us from our right.
We stopped, switched off, and then spent a very happy hour in the middle of a herd of at least a thousand strong.
There was no rush, so we poured out the flasked coffee and mom handed out the ham breadrolls.
Certainly no rush from the buff either, the herd ambled across the road in front and behind us, very curious to our presence, stopping now and again to stare, but never threatening, a constant stream which at times appeared never ending.

Aferwards, the road looked like a hurricane had just come through, covered for hundreds of metres with all the grass, debris and droppings. But a thousand tons of buffalo on the move tends to do that. Thank goodness they were only ambling...

A memory that I still treasure and will never forget.


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 Post subject: Re: Most memorable road block! (involving animals...)
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On my last Kruger trip, I tested the theory that if you drive slowly through a herd of buff they will open for you like the Red Sea did for Moses.

I came across this herd of about 1200 and needed to get through as they were on both sides of the road and in front on the way to the waterhole. I edged forward, and true to form they did the Red Sea thing and I emerged from the other side much to the surprise of those waiting there.

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Great thread revival!

Here are some that we have encountered:

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Giraffe on the S28


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Big fella on the S79


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Hyena close to den on the H6


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Juvenile Bateleur on the H1-2 close to Skukuza


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That same Bateleur


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Rhinos on the side of the road somewhere in Kruger :naughty:


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One of our favourite roadblocks ever! Pregnant Cheetah on the S107 walking towards us.


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 Post subject: Re: Most memorable road block! (involving animals...)
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From November 2013:

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Between Orpen and Satara. 30 dogs! They were comfortable running between cars, until a park bus and outside jeep jockey pushed their way through and sent the dogs off the road.

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 Post subject: Re: Most memorable road block! (involving animals...)
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Thanks to all for sharing your road block experiences and you, Iwanhattingh and wildcatzoo, for sharing your photos :D You are making me very :mrgreen: .

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 Post subject: Re: Most memorable road block! (involving animals...)
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You always get that 1 person that must drive straight over a roadblock and spoil it for everyone else :rtm:












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 Post subject: Re: Most memorable road block! (involving animals...)
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Image ooops
"involving animals" - please not the Imageagain

sorry :redface:

maybe this

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Ah the fresh smell of dung. 8)

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:clap: :clap: :clap: everybody for sharing such brilliant photograps of memorable Kruger animal roadblocks :thumbs_up:

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and no other car around me...

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WOW, how exciting is that. :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

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Brilliant sighting Flying Cheetah :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Thank you all for your comments :thumbs_up:
The lions and the Elephant both played cool and ignored each other until the last moment. Then the Ellie turned right and the lions kept lying on the bridge and not one of them looked into the direction of the grey giant :o
The lions belong to the Vurhami pride, they are lying on the Vurhami bridge and in the background you can see the roadsign into the S28.

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Wonderful road block FC! :clap:

and to all the others as well. :thumbs_up:

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Oh how I love animal road blocks. Some awesome blocks people.

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It was a long reverse back.

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And a little Tug o War.

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