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Unread postby Johann » Fri Jul 06, 2007 11:43 am

It looks quite different compared to the others I agree but I'm not completely convinced. Looks more like a #&%$ dingo if you ask me :lol:
Side-striped is not suppose to occur in KTP as far as I know. Had to double-check the checklist just to make sure.

Add-on: What does a young one look like? Have seen before but can't remember now. Do they look the same as the adults or does the back only go dark with age?
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Unread postby Caracal » Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:14 pm

I don't think that the second pic is that of a side striped jackal...partly because as Johan says they are not found in KTP. Also I think the face is more like that of a black backed jackal....a side striped jackal to me has more rounded ears. I think the jackal in question has mange or something and has probably lost some of it's fur....shame :cry: I saw something similar to this in Addo and I was also confused for a while until we got closer and the jackal did not look very healthy at all.

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Unread postby Caracal » Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:22 pm

I went back to check my photo and I thought I would submit it
The faces to me are quite different.....
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and on looking at Restio's photo again...the jackal definitely looks like it has lost chunks of fur.....
Just my humble opinion :)

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Unread postby Johann » Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:46 pm

Had a look at it again and I think you're right Michele. Could be mange.
If you look at a Side-striped's ears and face it is definitely not the same as in this pic. This one is much more pointy than the rounded face and ears of a Side-striped.
And this poor thing don't look to well does it? Looks a bit sick unfortunately. :cry:

Thanks for the pic by the way. Very nice :mrgreen:
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Unread postby murron66 » Fri Jul 06, 2007 2:34 pm

On May 1st, H6 close to Satara, early morning...

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Unread postby BushCall » Sat Jul 07, 2007 8:47 am

Richprins wrote:Sorry, mountainview, both black-backed jackal!


Agree these are both BBJ's also on this thread there are no known Side Striped Jackal in KTP,,But having said that there were no Wild Dog there either but as a baby there was a pack of 4 up north for many years and the story goes they killed the only known impala resident at the Park!!!

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Unread postby restio » Sat Jul 07, 2007 7:58 pm

mountainview, I wish it had been a side-striped :wink: haven't seen many of those!

I agree with you, Michele, about the BBJ and SSJ having quite different faces.
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Unread postby Peter Betts » Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:21 pm

I saw this lovely lively speciman at Marion Barrie Addo Park this morning...actually a KM South of the waterhole and he trotted the 1km to the waterhole in front of my car
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Unread postby Candy's Style » Wed Nov 28, 2007 7:42 pm

Peter Betts wrote:I saw this lovely lively speciman....


That he deffinately is :D

Before I went to KTP I've only seen glimpses of bbjs in KNP with some suprising us by carrying a piece of meat. The sight always makes us more alert realizing that there is a kill near by. Although fellow KTP lovers will agree with me when I say that Nossob is deffinately the place to go if you want a close-up experience with a bbj. The bbjs hang around waiting for braai scraps that are sometimes handed out :x Workers at the camp alert the campers as the bbjs are known to carry away any loose objects..

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Unread postby mountainview » Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:39 pm

Couple of years back we saw a herd of Eland in KGNP [pre-KTP], about 30 strong. It was mid winter and what sometimes happened was that herds came in from deep Botswana [where at that point they didn't often see cars] anyway we think we saw one of these herds. As we approached the whole herd jump over the road in a single bound from a standing position. What was so funny was that there was a BBJ on the other side, he crouched as low as possible as 120 hooves with a total weight of ±19 000kg landed on every side of him. while it was totally awesome, it was actually quite funny.
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Unread postby Peter Betts » Sat Dec 29, 2007 9:15 am

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Re: Black Backed Jackal

Unread postby Richprins » Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:31 pm

This taken at Mashikiri Windmill on the way to Pafuri end September.

It would be interesting to know if anyone has seen them further North?!

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Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Fri Oct 10, 2008 10:29 am

Taken on the Red Rocks loop July this year.

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Unread postby Jumbo » Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:26 am

o-dog wrote:What happened to all the BBJ's??
We would see 15-20 a trip in the 90's, now its 2 or 3. .


Yip, there is significantly less BBJ in Kruger nowadays….It would really be interesting to know why? :?

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Unread postby Safrica » Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:41 pm

don`t know about the numbers
I saw BBJ 3 times last visit, will check my sightings next June


was taken near Orpen just before the gate closes:

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