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 Post subject: Antelope: Bushbuck
Unread postPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2006 8:32 am 
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Bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus)

Bushbuck at Lake Panic
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Classification
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Genus: Tragelaphus

Other names
French: Guib harnaché
German: Buschbock
Dutch: Bosbok

Bushbuck are found south of the Sahara, in forest and woodland, where they can easily conceal themselves.

Male bushbucks are bigger than females, ranging from 70 to 100 cm. Females are 65 to 85 cm tall. Only males have horns, which usually spiral once and are fairly straight, and grow up to a half meter long. Females are usually a lighter brown than males. Both sexes have white spots and stripes, both sexes darken with age.

Bushbuck are primarily nocturnal, but are also fairly active during the day. bushbuck are usually single, sometimes in pairs or in small groups of ewes and lambs.


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Unread postPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2006 9:12 am 
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Also at Lake Panic :)
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There were crocs nearby so these lillypads must really taste lekker :shock:


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Lake Panic always provides.

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Close to the turnoff to Jakalsbessie camp on H1-2


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Letaba is a dead sure place to see these antelope. :D

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Pitty the park decided to remove all the Bushbuck from Letaba. They used to be plentyful in the camp. But since a leopard made its appearance in the camp the officials decided that its best for the guests' savety to remove the bushbucks.
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LaeveldLeeu wrote:
Pitty the park decided to remove all the Bushbuck from Letaba. They used to be plentyful in the camp. But since a leopard made its appearance in the camp the officials decided that its best for the guests' savety to remove the bushbucks.
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They never should've been allowed to settle themselves in Letaba in the first place.
Creates lots of opportunities for a lot of things to go wrong.

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Not sure where you heard that from, but as of last week there are still plenty of bushbuck in the camp at Letaba. Maybe they just came straight back :)

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Bushbuck were aplenty in the southern regions of the Park. Saw them all over the place.

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Saw the biggest bushbuck ever today near Stilbay in the southern cape, but the best was that it was completely black


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Ja Henk our East Cape Bushbuck are known for their dark colour...have a look at this monster Ram taken at Addo in full fighting mode!

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 Post subject: "Speed kills"
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Having just seen all the bushbuck pics it reminds me of a guy who was speeding on the H4-1 towards Skukuza & knocked over this adorable bushbuck.

I remember it coming out from under the car as i was following directly behind. It was still alive but died soon afterwards.I got off car & moved it from the road.

The murderer never bothered to even move it from road but was more interested in damage to his 4x4.

I'll try to post some pics.. :( :( :(


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Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 2:28 pm 
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@ Donny :sniper: Did you get the registration number?

@ Peter & Henk :( I did not see them in Addo

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The best place to bushbuck in kruger are in those rest camps with river frontage. The bushbucks love the riverine vegetation between the fence and the water. Berg en Dal , Lower Sabie and Skukuza are favourites.

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