Hippo at Merry Pebbles (Sabie)





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    Default Hippo at Merry Pebbles (Sabie)

    Last night, or actually early this morning.... (scary).

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    Default Re: Hippo at Merry Pebbles (Sabie)

    Update:

    "Sabie's Hippo: just an update for all please as there has been some excitement and concern over the animal. It is a normal occurrence for hippos to move upstream when the river is low and grazing is scarce. These animals usually originate from the Hazyview area and thus are used to human activity, and are not a threat if left alone. They rest during the day in a pool in the river or in a dam, and wander around at night feeding on grass.
    The hippo was assessed yesterday 5th Oct. by Mpumalanga Parks Board and found to be a young cow in good health. It is expected to return to its natural area as soon as the river rises and better grazing is available. Between myself and Mpumalanga Parks Board we will monitor the situation.
    If anybody does encounter the animal, do not approach it and move away. If it is in the street at night or blocking your way, again give it time and space to move away. If you live close to or along the River, do not walk around in unlit areas at night to avoid a sudden meeting. As such it is not regarded as a threat to anybody and the best advice is to avoid it and leave it alone. Resort owners please inform your guests accordingly. Unilateral action by anybody or disturbance of the animal is not condoned...."

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    Default Re: Hippo at Merry Pebbles (Sabie)

    Baie intersand dankie vir deel ja los hom uit hy los jou uit

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    Default Re: Hippo at Merry Pebbles (Sabie)

    Quote Originally Posted by Boslover View Post
    Baie intersand dankie vir deel ja los hom uit hy los jou uit
    Wie gaan nou moeilikheid soek met 'n seekoei?

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    Default Re: Hippo at Merry Pebbles (Sabie)

    Het so draai gaan ry vandag om te kyk of ek hom(haar) in die hande kan kry maar, no luck...

    Dis nie so gewoon om seekoeie in Sabie te kry nie. Dis meer algemeen in Hazyview omgewing...

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    Default Re: Hippo at Merry Pebbles (Sabie)

    Hopefully no idiot will shoot it.

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    Default Re: Hippo at Merry Pebbles (Sabie)

    Doubt it...
    Last edited by Tracker; 2017/10/09 at 08:59 AM.

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