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Pete's Pond

Pete's Pond is up and running.  Anyone else watching?

lzornes (not verified)
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last year i saw fatty kill at catfish lol....it was interesting..also will see alot of eland there Smiling

cynthiab (not verified)
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got it now. Didn't have the right download file. Lordy, 3 cams now. It's like an addiction lol.

wile1 (not verified)
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mamasafari wrote:

During the rainy season, there is water all over the reserve and no lack of it for the animals.  The rivers are high, other natural waterholes are full and I can assure you there are few animals visiting the pond during that time.  I was there last year in April and this year in May.  In addition, the roads can be virtually impassable during the heavy rains.

Some changes have been made to the volunteer cam operator program this year.  There is a tent in the boma behind the hide and Afke is sleeping there as we speak.  There is also a toilet and shower and, currently, meals are being brought to the volunteers from Main Camp.  The plan is that Main Camp will furnish the food and the volunteers will barbeque there at the hide.

Once additional volunteers arrive, we'll probably have operators well into the night.  They will also have an opportunity to work with Jeanetta, the elephant researcher and Andrei, the new leopard researcher on their days off from the hide.  Ah, to be young again!

Oh wow big changes!!!  I am so looking forward to seeing more and more.  I love this cam its the first one I ever saw.  The views of the sunrises and sunsets are spectacular.. the animals quite different from the ones we are used to seeing at Nkohro and Djuma.  They are totally wild and I doubt would stand still very long for a safari landy.  Its an amazing place!!  Thanks for your infor mamasafari.. Laughing out loud

the goldendragon (not verified)
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the dragon checks in often 

anne (not verified)
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Thanks for the hint about real player....that is great!

mamasafari (not verified)
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Actually, I have no idea what they have done.  I only know a lot of work was done there during the off season, including the installation of the shore cam. 

BTW, Fatty wandered off to the Limpopo river during the off season but found his way back to the pond on his own.  Last year, he did the same only maintenance people spotted him trying to get back and, with some help, gave him a lift back.  He is now the official mascot of the pond.  When we were there in May, we presented Pete with a Fatty (stuffed toy) all dressed in safari gear.  We kept one for future Pondie trips so he should have some good adventures!

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Just a note for those using the Real Alternative that I posted yesterday....and in case you didn't know...

First....you need to take the full version. The lite version will not stream. Included with the full version is WMP 6.4...a much older version of the player. Now....Microsoft doesn't tell you this, but player 6.4 was the last player that allowed multiple players to be used at the same time. From version 7.0 onward...it is restricted to just the one instance of the player....however, the Real alternative allows for a little trick that will allow most systems (the ones with some power) to run two WM players at once. One will be whatever normal version you are using...and the older version 6.4 running the Real media.

Confused yet?

Here is how I do it so I can have both Nkorho and Pete's in seperate players....on screen at the same time. I run Nkorho through my normal up-to-date WMP. That's nothing new...alot of you are already doing that. Then I go Pete's page and let the stream load up and start running. Then...right-click on the embedded Real player on the page and click "Play Realplayer in Theater Mode." Now...if the Real alternative is installed correctly....another windows media player will pop up (the old one) running the real player media stream. You now have both cams running and moveable around your screen. You will have to adjust for audio as they will conflict. Best to mute one of the cams.

BTW...this may also solve the problem of people not being able to screenshoot the embedded real player on the  Pete's Pond page.

anne (not verified)
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It's not quite midnight here....have been checking in and out on PP and WH....What is the bird scooting around at PP? We have beaten a heat record everyday this week with 3 digit figures: yesterday and today were 106º.

Has anyone seen any of the meteors .....I saw one reflected in the pond.

 

mamasafari (not verified)
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During the rainy season, there is water all over the reserve and no lack of it for the animals.  The rivers are high, other natural waterholes are full and I can assure you there are few animals visiting the pond during that time.  I was there last year in April and this year in May.  In addition, the roads can be virtually impassable during the heavy rains.

Some changes have been made to the volunteer cam operator program this year.  There is a tent in the boma behind the hide and Afke is sleeping there as we speak.  There is also a toilet and shower and, currently, meals are being brought to the volunteers from Main Camp.  The plan is that Main Camp will furnish the food and the volunteers will barbeque there at the hide.

Once additional volunteers arrive, we'll probably have operators well into the night.  They will also have an opportunity to work with Jeanetta, the elephant researcher and Andrei, the new leopard researcher on their days off from the hide.  Ah, to be young again!

wile1 (not verified)
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mamasafari do you know if they did some work on the pond?  It sure looks like they may have dug out the two end wallows, where the warthogs played in the mud and maybe made the pod a bit wider on the opposite side from the cam.  It really looks bigger and deeper and more fortified.

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