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Pete's Pond Cam Discussion - Sunday 26 August, 2007

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Pete's Pond Cam Discussion - Sunday 26 August, 2007

Welcome to a new day!

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The auto pan at night is actually a lot better than it was last season.  You are getting to see more of the pond in a wide shot for longer.  Last year it didn't even have night vision so you weren't seeing as much.. I've noticed the night cam pan changes a bit from time to time also..  I think its a lot better.. Unfortunetly you will miss things, its inevitable.. but at least we can watch 24/7 Laughing out loud

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wile1 wrote:
Kelly there is only one operator there and they have to sleep sometimes. The camera is operated during the day from about 6 am to 10 pm give or take a bit everyday by an operator. Afke is the operator right now and is living in a boma just in back of the hide.

I didn't say they had more than one operator...I said that the cam goes on auto-pan each night, there is no operator right now.

 

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Kelly there is only one operator there and they have to sleep sometimes.  The camera is operated during the day from about 6 am to 10 pm give or take a bit everyday by an operator.  Afke is the operator right now and is living in a boma just in back of the hide.

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Martha wrote:

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It's on autopan while the cam op sleeps. Smiling

Wow, that must be really high-tech equipment. It seems to go back and forth among sites, but when something interesting (like a live animal) shows up, it stops and focuses. But, National Geographic must have one heck of a budget for such stuff.



No, it doesn't stop and focus, but I wish it would.  I have seen it pass over many an animal while on auto-pan.  Then by the time it gets back around, the animal is gone.  It makes me Grrrrrr.  

I still love to watch.  It is very interesting with Fatty around.  And when they have their zoomie on the cam, he doesn't miss a thing.

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Martha.. Pete from Petes Pond says that they will help animals if man has hurt them.. but they cannot do anything if the injury is from another animal.. I guess thats the way it should be.  Oh theres also a baby elephant with a swollen leg they think theres a snare on it and they will try to do something there to.

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The fish in the pond are similiar to our catfish.  The reason they are jumping are the bugs that are on the water.  Im not sure of the name of them.. barbed something..... an update from Afke at the NG forums... The hyenna that has been seen that looks like it has a collar actually has a snare around its neck...People are now looking for her and are going to help her...The leopard from the other night is a female.....One of the elands that comes in is now drinking well.. it had a broken jaw last season and wasn't expected to live but its doing well...You might see a waterbuck with a snare around its neck also.. its had it for two years and since its not bothering him they are leaving it alone... will keep you posted on the hyenna as I get information...

Wow, Wile, thanks for the info.  I had no idea.

Martha (not verified)
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Aquila wrote:
It's on autopan while the cam op sleeps. Smiling

Wow, that must be really high-tech equipment.  It seems to go back and forth among sites, but when something interesting (like a live animal) shows up, it stops and focuses.  But, National Geographic must have one heck of a budget for such stuff.

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The fish in the pond are similiar to our catfish.  The reason they are jumping are the bugs that are on the water.  Im not sure of the name of them.. barbed something..... an update from Afke at the NG forums... The hyenna that has been seen that looks like it has a collar actually has a snare around its neck...People are now looking for her and are going to help her...The leopard from the other night is a female.....One of the elands that comes in is now drinking well.. it had a broken jaw last season and wasn't expected to live but its doing well...You might see a waterbuck with a snare around its neck also.. its had it for two years and since its not bothering him they are leaving it alone... will keep you posted on the hyenna as I get information...

Aquila (not verified)
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Ms Charlie, they are barbel (catfish) and they get huge. Saw one fatty killed and it was really long and thick around.

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Does anyone know what kind of fish is in Pete's Pond I sure know they have gator, but never saw these jumping fish till the last few days.

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