Greeting from Rhinoster Hoek Safaris

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  1. WRudman

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    Spotted this little chap while doing my water rounds this morning DSCN0250.JPG
     

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    The sound of my rifle going off would have kept me from hearing you say shoot him. :)
     
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    These were taken a week ago. The damage some big kudu bulls do to get protein from the wild plum tree. To break a thick branch like those means a big powerful m_DSCN0206.JPG m_DSCN0208.JPG m_DSCN0234.JPG m_DSCN0206.JPG bull!
     
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    That hill side and road look a lot like where I got my blue wildebeest. If he happens to make it until 2017 when I am back in the EC I am thinking I might have to pay you a visit! :A Thumbs Up:
     
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    Close! Come and visit we are friendly folk, I'll take you for a stroll through the bush!
     

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    Hi Warren

    Welcome and great to see another EC member.

    Have guided on your property before and can vow that you have some mean looking Kudu walking around that beautiful property.
     
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    Thanks Hein
    Saw these the other day, could get a shot in with my preferred weapon, my camera! DSCN0217.JPG
     

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    Good looking Bull

    They seem to walk into my camera sight more an more also.
    The veld is looking great around your part.

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    Yes Hein, we are going to have an awesome season. Just measured 50mm of rain and glad to see the sun again! Veld is looking good. Definitely going to have an effect on the sub adult game growing up now. Proof of the pudding, what you put in is what you get out. Harvested cull impala ewes last week, record carcase weights!
     

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    Holy crap! :E Crazy Eyes:
     
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    A double for Royal! m_DSCN0341.JPG m_DSCN0346.JPG
     
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    I do love windmill pictures! :)
     

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    We breed our earthworms big in this part of the world! Was busy repairing some of our roads, when this one crawled out.

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    the only place where the early worm , eats the chicken .....
    enough bait there for the whole trout season
     
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    Yup, good bait for eeling
     

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    Maybe you should swing by on the way to Zambia @bluey? Get some bait for tiger fishing! :)
     

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    would absolutely love to go , wrestle a couple of them anaconda worms , from the earth .
    but with 2 hours between landing and taking off , not going to happen , mate
     
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    Saw these two on different parts of the ranch. Boy, were they skittish!
     
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    Last year was a good year as far as predator control was concerned, with surrounding farmers all playing their part, albeit with cages, gin traps, hounds, predator callers and even a team effort with a helicopter.
    Over the last few months we seem to have developed an increasing problem with them. Not only have they become more skelm (sly), but they have become even more brave, catching lambs within 200 - 300 metres from my house. You hear them call before sunset and after sunrise.
    The last two weeks have been spent reinforcing fences around the animal pens, setting gin traps ( they get checked every morning), cages and calling at night with the FoxPro. I made a bait out of 1/3 animal blood, 1/3 animal brains and 1/3 fish meal, which I mixed together and left covered with gauze (so that the flies don't get hold of it) in the sun to ripen, which I smear a foot above the traps and inside the cages. Man, does it smell!
    Last week we where lucky and shot a big female lynx while calling with the Foxpro (opportunistic, she was spotted while driving from one calling spot to another. She was pregnant with three cubs. Two hundred metres from my Lodge!
    Last evening we caught an old male black back jackal on the goat pen fence line.
    Hopefully this will give us a breather for some time, although there is still a big male lynx that is patrolling the area,
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    The damage they do

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    Lynx we shot at night.

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    Jackal caught in goat pen.
     
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