Afroc with kill in Kruger

Afroc with kill in Kruger

Postby Bundu Boy » Fri Sep 18, 2009 1:59 pm

Hi All :-D

I was gong through some old snaps of my Kruger trips and came across some pics I took of an Afroc Constricting and swallowing a baby impala.

It was on one of the short loops roads on the Skukuza/Lower Sabi Road. We came across a white citi golf and he pointed to the bush. There was an impala standing there, making a calling sound, when we scanned the area just behind the impala we spotted movement on the ground and then realised it was a python in the constricting process.
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It was at quite a distance so pics are not that great. Anyways, we watched this python swallow the impala and then move off. A very rare siting indeed, we spoke to some rangers later that day and they said that they had never witnessed an afroc with a kill, so we were chuffed.
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These pics were taken in Nov 2006, my dad and I reckon that the afroc must have been 4m+
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Re: Afroc with kill in Kruger

Postby Rishaad » Fri Sep 18, 2009 2:10 pm

Amazing. Now that is something you don't see everyday. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Afroc with kill in Kruger

Postby Bundu Boy » Fri Sep 18, 2009 2:13 pm

Thanks, yup we got lucky with that one.................
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Re: Afroc with kill in Kruger

Postby Snakes4Africa » Fri Sep 18, 2009 3:20 pm

Nice! It barely even made a lump!
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Re: Afroc with kill in Kruger

Postby mgiddings » Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:10 pm

Wow that is a really rare siting nice!!!
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Re: Afroc with kill in Kruger

Postby LeglessDragon » Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:17 pm

Very nice. Hope to see something like that on the 17th - 25th when we in that area. Doubt it though as this could be one of a kind experiance.
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Re: Afroc with kill in Kruger

Postby Wolf777 » Fri Sep 18, 2009 5:04 pm

That's something I would like to see one day, awesome siting.
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