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African civet cat at South Luangwa NP

 

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Another Large-spotted Genet:

 

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African Civet cat:

 

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Ndutu area of Tanzania just before sunset

 

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Young Serval - Kafue National Park, Zambia.

 

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Possibly the mother of the Young Serval above - Kafue National Park

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Some lovely photos of those harder to see little cats. I've only had the one caracal sighting which I didn't do justice with images. Processed this one as a b&w as the washed out colour was horrible. Best I could do, still hoping for a better sighting. Photographed last year in the Mara.

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Do the cats have to be completely wild? Walt was pretty frisky as a kitten :)

 

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Some more great Serval action from the Kafue...post-15543-0-83198200-1348129912.jpg

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Love it!!!

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Dave's pic of a Jungle Cat from Keoladeo NP, aka Bharatpur, India. (FYI, all DSLR pics are Dave's...I'm the one who uses the P&S)

 

 

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Caracal family from Masai Mara - it was very late in the evening and it was drizzling, so I had to pump up the ISO:

 

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This Serval with a hare is from Masai Mara - too bad she never once looked towards the camera after getting the hare:

 

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Aditya - is this caracal family from 2 years back or on your recent trip to Mara? Am headed there in Oct and have heard of a serval family that many people have been able to see, but wondering if I can push my luck :)

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Aditya - is this caracal family from 2 years back or on your recent trip to Mara? Am headed there in Oct and have heard of a serval family that many people have been able to see, but wondering if I can push my luck :)

 

Anita the caracal was from last year but the caracal is from mid August. There is one female (near Double Cross) with three cubs. Some people had found her den and she was being seen regularly for a few days. A lioness tried to dig the serval cubs out from their den (in a termite mound) and the serval mother and cubs disappeared the next day, probably changed their den. We could not find her again in the next 15 days. However the serval picture posted here is of another female that we had found near the Talek River. I am sure you will find some servals - I saw four different ones in August. However no caracals in the 4 weeks that I was there and did not even hear of someone seeing caracals.

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This photo was taken at a night safari in Tarangire, Tanzania, in February 2012

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Aditya - is this caracal family from 2 years back or on your recent trip to Mara? Am headed there in Oct and have heard of a serval family that many people have been able to see, but wondering if I can push my luck :)

 

Anita the caracal was from last year but the caracal is from mid August. There is one female (near Double Cross) with three cubs. Some people had found her den and she was being seen regularly for a few days. A lioness tried to dig the serval cubs out from their den (in a termite mound) and the serval mother and cubs disappeared the next day, probably changed their den. We could not find her again in the next 15 days. However the serval picture posted here is of another female that we had found near the Talek River. I am sure you will find some servals - I saw four different ones in August. However no caracals in the 4 weeks that I was there and did not even hear of someone seeing caracals.

 

Thanks! yup I had read about the caracal family from 2010-2011 near Mara North but nothing recently this year. Fingers crossed for the serval cubs!

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Taken yesterday. One of 2 young Servals, this one was calling for its mother to return from her hunting foray and climbing the tree to get a better look out into the plain!

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Kwando, Botswana (2006)

 

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Chitabe, Botswana (2006).

 

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Bobcat...in our yard.

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Exeter River Lodge, Sabi Sand, taken April 2011:

 

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And Sabi Sabi, August 2012:

 

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@@bushmaniac now you know how to post pics, there's no stopping you :) Great images, thanks. What kit were you using?

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@@Game Warden

 

I use a Canon 500D, usually with a 100-400mm lens. As I said in my intro, I've been very lucky - but there's still so much more out there just waiting for me to visit. :D

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Terrific caracal!

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A cracking Caracal capture indeed!!!

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