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    Default Quick Report from Africa

    I've been in Kenya for a little over a week, so I thought I'd drop a couple of teasers. We just got back in from a two day camera safari in the Maasai Mara Reserve with Sentinel Mara Camp and it's hard to express how awesome the time was. Full report when I get back, but seeing two predator kills in less than two days (leopard vs gazelle, hyena vs gazelle) exceeded expectations. Weather is nice, people are great, and I still have a week to go.

    Leopard in her tree, about to come down.
    Leopard-Tree-1.jpg
    Leopard-Tree-2.jpg

    Immediately went to stalking mode on some nearby gazelles..
    Leopard-Stalking-1.jpg

    Target Zero
    LeopardBait.jpg

    The results, twenty minutes later.
    Leopard-with-Kill-1.jpg


    Hyena chasing gazelle. I was amazed at the stamina of this fool... a mile long pursuit.
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    Success....
    FreshKill.jpg

    StringyGazelle.jpg

    There are a lot more pics … over a thousand from there, and a lot from Nairobi National Park. The Mara put the Park to shame, but both were amazing. It will take a while to go through all this.
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    nice!
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    India and now Africa, you’re turning into the World traveler.

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    awesome pics! How far away from the cat in the tree were you when the pic was taken?
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    Jealous: other than the plane flight...
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    Awesome pictures. It must suck to be a gazelle.

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    Incredible travelogue! Looking forward to the next chapters.
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    Great pics!!

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    Any plans to use a gun on the trip?
    "I like my bitch blonde and wet, with my duck in her mouth."

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    Big Cat Diary was a show on animal planet that followed a couple of lion prides, cheetahs, and leopards that resided in the Mara. Went on for a couple of years and easily ranks as one of my favorite shows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huntinghagen#12 View Post
    Any plans to use a gun on the trip?
    No hunting in Kenya

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    Very cool. Please post more as you're able.

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    Watch your butt out there. Lots of people have gotten into jams in the Mara and Nairobi is not the safest of cities as I am sure you well know. I spent over two months in the bush in Kenya and had to come out and got evacuated when the embassies were bombed. Kenya is a poster child for why you don’t ban hunting. Get out of the parks and you will be hard pressed to find any game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackstock View Post
    No hunting in Kenya
    I know, I was referring to while he was in Africa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wskinner View Post
    Big Cat Diary was a show on animal planet that followed a couple of lion prides, cheetahs, and leopards that resided in the Mara. Went on for a couple of years and easily ranks as one of my favorite shows.
    My boys and I also enjoy those type shows
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubberhead* View Post
    Jealous: other than the plane flight...
    Not a fan of flying?

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    Delta in a nutshell: Breeding grounds + small wetlands + big blocks of grass cover + predator removal + nesting structures + enough money to do the job= plenty of ducks to keep everyone smiling!

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    #gazellelivesmatter. Yall are falling off your game

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    The hyena was displaying too much toxic masculinity. Gillette will be along shortly to admonish him.

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    Cool pics
    "I'm just a victim of a circumstance"

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    That first 3 pic caption should read " icy stare". Nothing but dealing death in those eyes. Good stuff.

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