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February 26th, 2021 · No Comments · News

North American Porcupine
HYSTRIX HUDSONIUS – North American Porcupine

“Body robust, thickset, with its dorsal outline arched. Head moderate, conic,
with the nose truncated, broad, and flattened above. Ears short and rounded, almost entirely hidden in the fur. Eyes small and black.”

“The Porcupine is an inoffensive animal, and very gentle in its manners. It feeds on the leaves and bark of the hemlock (Pinus canadensis), the basswood (Tibia glabra), and the ash (Fraxinus sambucifoha).”

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SafariLive Stream and Wildlife List

February 24th, 2016 · Comments Off on SafariLive Stream and Wildlife List ·

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All my LIVE sightings:


East African lionSouthern African lion (i) (i)Leopard (i)Buffalo (i) (i)
Spotted hyena (i) (i)Wild dog (i)South African cheetah (i)Tanzanian cheetah (i)
Hippopotamus (i)Plains zebraSouthern giraffeElephant (i)
Masai giraffePangolin
Impala (i) (i)
Nyala (i) (i) (i) (i) (i)Duiker (i)Eland (i)
WildebeestWaterbuck (i) (i)Kudu (i) (i)Steenbok (i) (i)
Topi (i) (i)Grant's gazelle (i)Thomson's gazelle (i)
Galago (i) (i)Scrub hareBlack rhinocerosWarthog
Black-backed jackalSide-striped jackalGenetServal
Banded mongoose (i)Dwarf mongooseWhite-tailed mongoose
BaboonVervet monkeyBlue monkey


Martial eagle (i)Steppe eagle (i) (i)Lesser spotted eagle (i)Bateleur (i)
African fish eagle (i)African hawk-eagleTawny eagle (i)Wahlberg's eagle (i)
Black-chested snake eagleBrown snake eagle (i)Yellow-billed kite (i)Amur falcon (i) (i)
African harrier-hawk (i)Gabar goshawk (i)Dark chanting goshawkPallid harrier
Southern white-faced owlPearl-spotted owletAfrican barred owletGrey crowned crane
Egyptian vulture
Hooded vultureWhite-backed vultureCommon buzzardGrey heron
Spur-winged gooseEgyptian gooseBlack-headed heronGoliath heron (i)
Comb duck (Knob-billed)White-faced whistling duckLittle grebeBlack-crowned night heron
Abdim's storkDwarf bitternGreat egretCattle egret
Yellow-billed storkSaddle-billed stork (i)African sacred ibisHadada ibis (i)
Three-banded plover (i)Water thick-kneeWood sandpiperWagtail
Grey-headed kingfisherGiant kingfisherWoodland kingfisherMalachite kingfisher
Pied kingfisher - Wikipedia
Coqui francolinCrested francolin (i)Double-banded sandgrouseHelmeted guineafowl
Swainson's spurfowlQueleaGrey go-away-birdGroundscraper thrush
Common cuckoo (i)Levaillant's cuckooAfrican cuckoo (i)Jacobin cuckoo
HamerkopBlack-crowned tchagraArrow-marked babblerScrub robin
Cape starlingViolet-backed starlingRüppell's starlingWattled starling
Greater blue-eared starlingCapped wheatearGreenshankStout cisticola
SecretarybirdBronze-winged courserAfrican green pigeonBrown-headed parrot
Fork-tailed drongo (i)Grey go-away-bird (i)Crested barbet (i)Yellow-billed oxpecker
Ground hornbill (i)Yellow-billed hornbill (i)African grey hornbill (i)Red-billed oxpecker
Village weaverRed-billed buffalo weaverBlue waxbillAfrican darter
Little bee-eaterCarmine bee-eater (i)European bee-eaterWhite-fronted bee-eater
Lilac-breasted roller (i)European roller (i)Purple roller (i)Greater painted-snipe
OstrichShikraRing-necked dovePiapiac
Pin-tailed whydahBlack crakeHoopoeSpeckled pigeon
Red-crested korhaanCut-throat finchBlack-headed orioleYellow-fronted canary
Southern black titBarn swallowAfrican pied wagtailBrubru (i)
Spur-winged lapwing (i)Blacksmith lapwing (i)Crowned lapwingBlack-winged lapwing
Southern black flycatcherPale flycatcherGolden-breasted buntingChinspot batis (i) (i)
Red-backed shrikeFiscal shrikeLesser grey shrike
White-crested helmetshrikeGrey-headed bushshrikeRetz's helmetshrikeMagpie shrike
Kori bustardBlack-bellied bustardWhite-browed coucalYellow-throated longclaw
Bennett's woodpeckerGolden-tailed woodpeckerCardinal woodpecker


Black mambaBoomslangSpotted Bush SnakePuff adder
Rock monitor (i)Nile monitor (i)Giant plated lizardFlap-necked chameleon
Black-necked agamaCrocodile
Grey foam-nest tree frogMarbled reed frogAfrican bullfrogSand frog
Tandy's sand frogBushveld Rain Frog
Marsh Terrapin (i)Terrapin (i)Leopard tortoise (i)Hinge-back Tortoise


Pugnacious antsMacrotermitinaeCentipedeOpisthacanthus
Cape river crabGround BeetleCockroachFishing spider
Tropical Tent-Web SpiderAfrican millipede (Shongololo)Whip scorpionsAcraea zetes
Flower chaferSpider waspRecluse spider (Violin Spider)Flower mantis
SolifugaeBaboon spiderWolf spiderPentatomidae (Shield bug)
Polyrhachis (Ant)African black beetleCotton stainersBont tick
Flea beetleDewdrop spider



JackalberryMarulaBaboon tailGymnosporia senegalensis
Guinea grassSausage treeJackalberry Silver cluster-leaf
Gossypium herbaceumPeltophorum africanumTragus berteronianusLantana camara
PlumbagoLion’s eyesJasmineGround Morning Glory
Turpentine GrassTricholaena monachneMonkey podTorchwood
Bushveld saffronZebrawood


African sharptooth catfish (?)


Bushpig (i)Honey badgerAardwolf (i)
African wildcatStriped polecatPied crowBat-eared fox
African dream root
Black-footed cat
(Highly unlikely on safariLive)

Resources and Other Cool Sites

Mammal - Bird - Flowers - GrassTree - Reptile
Big FiveMap
Birds of South AfricaMammals at Kruger ParkSouthern African Bird Atlas
Invasive species in South AfricaKruger Checklist Birds (Complete)
South Africa - Wildlife PhotosSouth-African Folk-Tales
South African slang wordsSouth African Slang
Tsonga languageSouth African English regionalisms
Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park - MapKruger National Park History
Gonarezhou National ParkLimpopo National Park
Ants of Southern AfricaSelf-anointing in animals
Kruger National Park
Rob The RangerKruger Sightings (feed)SabiSabi Reserve
Djuma Private Game ReserveAfrican Animals CameraLondolozi Game Reserve
MsDebbiB - YouTube
Maasai MaraMara River
Maasai mara SightingsMara Triangle Visitor Map
Mara Triangle Google MapMaasai Mara Map


New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Officers Investigating Bear Attack in Fulton County

August 12th, 2015 · 2 Comments · Adirondack News

NYSDEC LogoOn Tuesday, August 11, at approximately 5 p.m., a 55-year-old man from Troy, NY, was walking his small dog in the Stewart’s Landing area of the Ferris Lake Wild Forest in the Town of Stratford, when the unleashed dog encountered a bear. The bear attacked the dog and then the dog owner after the man tried to separate the animals. He was able to strike the bear on the nose with a stick causing the bear to run away. Both the victim and his dog suffered bites, scratches and puncture wounds. The injuries to the man are not considered life threatening.

Bear - ready to harvestFollowing the attack, the victim walked out to Stewart Landing Road with his dog where a passing motorist picked them up and transported them to the end of the road. A second motorist arrived and helped to contact emergency services. An S&S Volunteer Ambulance Service responded to the scene and transported the victim to a hospital in Utica. The dog was taken to a local veterinarian.

DEC ECO’s, Forest rangers and wildlife staff, with the assistance of trained bear dogs and their handlers, attempted to locate the bear through the night. Based on the extensive search, DEC believes the bear has left the area and poses no continuing threat at this time.

If you encounter a bear, DEC recommends the following tips:

  • Never approach, surround or corner a bear: Bears aggressively defend themselves when they feel threatened.
  • Be especially cautious around cubs as mother bears are very protective.
  • Never run from a bear: stay calm, speak in a loud and calm voice, slowly back away and leave the area.
  • Use noise to scare away bears from your campsite: yell, clap or bang pots immediately upon sighting a bear near your campsite.
  • Do not throw your backpack or food bag at an approaching bear: Doing so will only encourage bears to approach and “bully” people to get food.

To report the feeding of bears or a bear encounter, contact the nearest Regional DEC Office. A list of regional offices can be found on DEC’s website.

More information on encounters with bears.

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