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Large spotted Genet

Unread postby francoisd » Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:34 am

This Genet kitten was walking around the Pafuri picnic spot on January 26 2007. The attendant at the picnic spot was not sure if the mother was in the area. The little one was walking around calling and overall looked a little weak.

As far as I can remember it was not there the next day when we stopped for breakfast during the birding day.

This is my first Genet sighting

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Unread postby cybeR@NGER » Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:48 am

Awwwww. Ag shame, man. That's one lovely kitten, Francois ! :D
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Unread postby Toddelelfe » Mon Mar 12, 2007 1:38 pm

Lovely!
A small Large spotted Genet :lol:
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Re: Large spotted Genet

Unread postby Freda » Mon Mar 12, 2007 6:56 pm

Lovely pics, francois, I do hope mum came and took it home

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Unread postby wildtuinman » Thu Mar 15, 2007 7:55 am

Nice pics, Cois!

Large spotted genet can be distinguished from the small spotted genet by the tail ending in a black, not white tip.

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Unread postby robertson » Tue Mar 20, 2007 3:20 pm

Sad, but you are so lucky to have seen it up close.
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Unread postby BushCall » Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:55 pm

wildtuinman wrote:Nice pics, Cois!

Large spotted genet can be distinguished from the small spotted genet by the tail ending in a black, not white tip.


Also the white around the mouth is a give away
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Unread postby MarkWildDog » Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:25 am

These guys I believe are huge problems in the Eastern Cape. On my aunt's farm they kill at least one of her chickens every month.

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Unread postby wildtuinman » Fri Dec 14, 2007 6:45 am

Taken @ Diepwalle, Knysna.

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Unread postby Ludwig » Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:58 pm

Near Satara:

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Unread postby wildheart » Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:01 am

We were lucky to be visited every night at Tamboti. He didnt have any fear of humans and came right up to our deck to our chairs where we were sitting. :shock: I thought at first that he was after the insects, and there was allot, but he showed no interest in them. He was interested in what was in our plates. He left after a while when he realized that we were not going to feed him. This happened every night when were braaing.

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Re: Large spotted Genet

Unread postby lee lewis » Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:50 am

We have been living in Amanzimtoti on the KZN South Coast for 20 years.

Can you imagine my surprise when I saw a Large Spotted Genet slink along our low boundary wall adjoining a large park? It was unmistakable, the black and white striped tail a dead giveaway...

First of all, I did not know that they actually occur in residential areas.
Secondly, they are usually nocturnal - what caused it to blow it's cover?

I would appreciate some possible answers on this.

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Re: Large spotted Genet

Unread postby Crested Barbet » Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:41 pm

Spotted this genet on the board walk of a safari tent in Punda Maria.
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Re: Large spotted Genet

Unread postby Elsa » Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:41 pm

This little one was a visitor at Mopani at night in Feb.

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Re: Large spotted Genet

Unread postby Crested Barbet » Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:58 pm

Excellent pics, Elsa. In which bungalow your were staying?


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