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  • Interesting sighting where a Leopard was very interested in something in the grass. The Leopard was hissing and jumping around.
After some investigation of the area there was an African Rock Python in the grass which was why the Leopard was so interested in what was in the grass.

Thanks Catherine Thompson.
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  • Leopard walking into the darkness.
Great photo.

Thanks Garren for the photo.
#jejane #jejaneprivategamereserve #greaterkruger #big5 #leopard #leopardwalking #nightdrive #gamedrive #safari #spotlight #spots #dirtroad [Instagram]
  • European Bee-Eaters sitting waiting to either warm up for the day or looking for their next meal.

Thanks Keegan for the photo.
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  • Some good birding with the great conditions we have in the bush at the moment.

Thanks @matts_explorography for the photos.
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  • A very interesting view of an Elephant.

Thanks @matts_explorography for the photo.
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  • A shareholder did some exploring around their house and found some interesting things.
Firstly a Brown House Snake, harmless to humans. This snake is found around residential areas where it wats rodents and lizards, interestingly this snake constricts its prey and then eats it. 
Next is a Parabuthus transvaalicus, found in the summer months in the lowveld. This is a highly venomous scorpion and with its neurotoxic venom it causes immense pain and attacks the nerves of the body. In severe cases it can cause allergic reactions and respiratory problems.
Mostly it comes down to pain management. 
Mostly found in the evenings roaming around actively hunting for prey.

Thanks @matts_explorography for the photos.
#jejane #jejaneprivategamereserve #greaterkruger #big5 #snakes #scorpions #brownhousesnake #parabuthustransvaalicus #venom #venomous #reptiles #safari [Instagram]
  • Amazing creativity and beautiful sunlight passing through the grass. 

Thanks @matts_explorography for the photo.
#jejane #jejaneprivategamereserve #greaterkruger #big5 #gamedrive #safari #colours #grass #sunlight #photography #bush #creative [Instagram]
  • Standing tall and pretty.

Thanks @matts_explorography for the photo.
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  • Up close and personal with a Yellow-billed Hornbill.
These are common birds on the farm nesting in holes of trees. The female closes herself in a hole of a tree leaving a small slit in which the male can feed her through while she raises her young. 

Thanks Angie for the photo.
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  • That time of year where there are baby Impala all over the place. 

The farm currently has an abundance of Impala and baby Impala.

Thanks @matts_explorography for the photos.
#jejane #jejaneprivategamereserve #greaterkruger #big5 #game #impala #babyimpala #gamedrive #safari #plainsgame #abundance #summer [Instagram]
  • All the cubs are good and well. There was a stretch of time over December and January where they cubs weren’t seen and we were getting worried about the cubs but good to see all of them still looking strong.

Thanks Keegan for the photo.
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  • One of our prettier summer visitors.
A Violet-backed Starling.
This bird is an intra-African migrant coming from tropical Africa. They come here to breed. They are occasionally parasitized by Greater and Lesser Honeyguides.
Thanks Andrew for the photos.
#jejane #jejaneprivategamereserve #greaterkruger #big5 #birding #birds #starling #violetbackedstarling #colourful #bright #safari #gamedrive #breeding #migrant #intraafrica [Instagram]
  • Very good sighting and some interesting behavior. 
Birds mob a Boomslang in a tree to ensure the snake doesn’t get to their nests. They mob the Boomslang so much that it decides it is not worth it and bails.
Thanks Craig for the video.
#jejane #jejaneprivategamereserve #greaterkruger #big5 #snake #mobbing #boomslang #gamedrive #safari #special #birding #birdbehaviour #interesting [Instagram]
  • SOUND ON🔊🔊🔊

Thanks Heidel for the video.
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  • Catching a bit of a nap against the tree.
Thanks Andrew for the photo.
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  • Juv Martial Eagle perched nicely on a branch showing off to anyone who will look.
Thanks Andrew for the photos.
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  • Parabuthus transvaalicus, one of the most venomous scorpions we have in the country.
This scorpion comes out in the summer months.
You can clearly see in this photo the thick tail and tiny pincers meaning that this scorpion is venomous 
Keep your shoes on and torches to the floor while walking at night so that you don’t bump into this guy.
Thanks Jennifer for the picture.
#jejane #jejaneprivategamereserve #greaterkruger #big5 #scorpion #venomous #parabuthus #summertime #sting [Instagram]
  • Nothing like a Lioness casually strolling in front of your car.
Thanks Minos for the video.
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  • The river is flowing strongly this morning after some good rains. 
So good to see the river flowing.
Thanks for the video Kath.
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  • That time of year again where the babies are coming out. 
These warthog are having a good nap in the road while the youngster suckles.
Thanks Colin for the photo.
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  • Nothing like finishing your day in the bush with a fantastic sunset
Thanks Michael for the photo.
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  • Lions have been seen nearly everyday so far for the last month or so. 
These cubs decided they wanted to test their climbing skills and play around a bit.

Thanks Alan Blem for the photos.
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  • A great sighting showing some interesting bird behavior. 
A juvenile Martial Eagle is perched beautifully on a tree with a Fork Tailed Drongo sitting next to it. 
The next photo shows the Drongo on top of the Martial’s head. 
The Drongo is mobbing the Martial Eagle. This is a behavior seen with smaller birds on the raptors where they mob and bother the raptors so much to irritate them so that the raptor leaves the area. This is a protective behavior. 

Thanks Pierre for the interesting photos.
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  • This Leopard was spotted in a tree in the driveway of one of the houses. You never have to go too far from your house to get a sighting of a cat. Amazing.

Jejane really can surprise you and can give you some of the most amazing experiences and sightings ever. Always keep a look out even when around the house.

Thanks Eddie for the photos.
#jejane #jejaneprivategamereserve #greaterkruger #big5 #leopard #leopardtree #spottedcat #safari #gamedrive #special [Instagram]
  • Green Wood hoopoes feeding each other. 
These birds are insect eating and are very sociable. They can be found in groups of up to 14 birds.
Thanks Pierre for the photo.
#jejane #jejaneprivategamereserve #greaterkruger #big5 #birds #birding #insecteater #social #woodhoopoe #greenwoodhoopoe [Instagram]
  • First Flame Lily of the season for Pierre and the family!! #jejaneprivatenaturereserve #big5 #greaterkruger #bush #gamedrives #africanbush #gamereserve #nature #wildlife #hoedspruit #bushlife #privategamereserve #gameviewing #lowveld 
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  • There is a little puddle of water which comes around in the rainy season when crossing this certain drainage line. This puddle has produced some really great bird sightings. 

Here you can see some Blue Waxbills, a Jameson’s Firefinch and a Green-Winged Pytilia in the same photo. 

Great little puddle to get some good bird sightings. 

Thanks Kim for the photo.
#jejane #jejaneprivategamereserve #greaterkruger #big5 #birds #birding #waxbill #bluewaxbill #firefinch #jamesonsfirefinch #pytilia #greenwingedpytilia #puddle #drainageline #rain [Instagram]
  • Great picture of two Lionesses walking towards Steve’s Pan this afternoon.

Thanks Pierre for the photo.
#jejane #jejaneprivategamereserve #greaterkruger #big5 #lioness #walking #stevespan #colour #gamedrive #safari #summertime [Instagram]
  • Another absolute stunner taken @jejane_private_nature_reserve by @stu_art_pix thanks so much for sharing Stu!! [Instagram]
  • Great work as always by @robin_cook_in_the_wild, however on this occasion, is he working or is he watching the cricket scores...???😜😜😜 [Instagram]
  • A lovely moment captured here by @stu_art_pix!! #lion #jejaneprivatenaturereserve #big5 #greaterkruger #bush #gamedrives #africanbush #gamereserve #nature #wildlife #hoedspruit #bushlife #privategamereserve #gameviewing #lowveld [Instagram]
  • Family drink, great pics @stu_art_pix #jejaneprivatenaturereserve #big5 #greaterkruger #bush #gamedrives #africanbush #gamereserve #nature #wildlife #hoedspruit #bushlife #privategamereserve #gameviewing #lowveld #lion #lionpride [Instagram]
  • Great pics coming in from @stu_art_pix, proper showing, both him and Jejane, stunning!! #jejaneprivatenaturereserve #big5 #greaterkruger #bush #gamedrives #africanbush #gamereserve #nature #wildlife #hoedspruit #bushlife #privategamereserve #gameviewing #lowveld [Instagram]
  • Lions mating this morning near Henshaws Dam. Great sighting and some great pictures.

Thanks Stuart, @stu_art_pix for the photos.
#jejane #jejaneprivategamereserve #greaterkruger #big5 #lion #lions #matinglions #safari #gamedrive #photo #photography [Instagram]
  • Elephant herd crossing right in front of the vehicle. We don’t often get nice breeding herds of elephants crossing over the property but it is always great.
We have been really lucky with Elephant sightings lately and they are enjoying the great bush conditions and the amounts of water around.

Our bush condition was the best it has been in roughly 4 years. This has helped us now with the early and good rains. The bush has transformed into great green bush and there is plenty of food around which is attracting all types of herbivores and with that more predators.

Thanks Glen for the video.
#jejane #jejaneprivategamereserve #greaterkruger #big5 #elephant #elephantherd #breedingherd #bush #gamedrive #safari #green #summertime [Instagram]
  • This photo was taken during full moon at night. The moon is so bright that you can see shadows on the floor. 

On a path headed around the next corner where you never know what can pop out or even just be standing in the road.

#jejane #jejaneprivategamereserve #greaterkruger #big5 #gamedrive #safari #nightdrive #nightphotography #fullmoon #bright #shadows #dirtroad #gameviewer [Instagram]