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Unread postPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 3:22 pm 
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Wow, Graemy, what a lovely and unusual experience!!

I love giraffes and can never resist stopping to watch them, but am so disapppointed that most others seem to just rush on by :(


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Further to discussion on previous pages and the different patterns on Kruger giraffes -

I saw these two on 12 Jan 07, if I remember correctly it was somewhere near Afsaal (on the dirt roads). Within the same family "normal" (smooth edged) marks, and then the one in front with the jagged marks. I thought it was a lost Masai giraffe.

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Spotted this giraffe in the Kruger, I think it was Aug or Sep 07, not quite but somewhat albino??????

Or just very light???

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Not full albinism, but rather leucism.

Nice sigthing! :wink:

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Strange place to find a giraffe, up by Punda-

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Really dark and really shy.

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Seen in Feb on the H3, one of very few this trip.

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Taken on a sunset drive at Letaba:
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That's a beaut!!! :thumbs_up: I like!

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This giraffe is WHITE (for the eye)
1. No hair, only leather skin
2. No "spots"

Can he be like us humans? with age you get white hair or no hair. LOL

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I found these old slides tucked away that I took in 1983. (back when the crust of the earth was still cooling!)

They show two giraffe bulls sparring and to my surprise one of them was actually knocked-out for a few minutes after receiving a particularly heavy blow to the head. Fortunately, he eventually came around and got up and wandered off.

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This is quite amazing...I never knew this happened. :shock: Thanks for sharing.

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There was once a video send in to 50/50's Veldfokus showing two giraffe's fighting .. The one got a good headbutt in on the other one sending him to the ground faster then WTM ducking his head in the cooler box to avoid spotting the Narina Trogon.

He was lights-out for a few moments and the got back up ..

If anyone has or knows where to find that videoclip it would be appreciated .. I thought it hillariously funny :lol:

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Wow :shock:
that's some dramatic fight. Of course there is also a long way to fall, so that's quite a knock. He really is lights out.

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wow Mafortini , you were privileged to witness such an event and capture it on film. :mrgreen:


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