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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Sable
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:30 pm 
Looks like the same one!

Facial markings are quite distinctive! :shock:

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The other bull has a different face, for example!


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This is really remarkable, and SWNMNBM will be able to dry her tears! :dance:


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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Sable
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:58 pm 
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We had two different Sable sightings in oktober last year.
Here some impressions of these wonderful and beautiful antelopes
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First sighting 20 oktober 2010 (S36, between Muzandzeni and Modzweni)
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Second sighting 28 oktober 2010, also (S36, between Muzandzeni and Modzweni)
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Reading the comments of Richprins… maybe helpful to ID Sable and Roan antelopes… :)

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Sable
Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:55 pm 
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Pumbaa,
I really hope you will find them. :pray: :pray: We do recognize that we were extremely lucky with Sable, Roan and Eland sightings.... :) :) and reading the comments with the TR I see many have these antelopes on their wishlist.

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Aso high clas sightings, Aat,

and of course also on my wishlist - I noted the locations where you spotted them - Maybe we will have that luck too :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Sable
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I saw them on the H1-2 twice during my last trip... Both times in the vicinity of the Kruger tablets. The first herd was larger than the second and it had a collared bull with them aswell.
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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Sable
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Wonderful sightings and pics Bushbaby :clap: :clap: :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Sable Antelope
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I am a guide operating out of Phalaborwa and no, haven't seen Sable here for ages. Used to see them plenty. Have been getting good sightings of the other rare antelope but my favourite spot for Sable is that entire S36 - as mentioned above.

Now outside Phalaborwa I see them plenty but that doesn't count - on a game farm specifically breeding them. But still nice and makes driving to Tzaneen a pleasure!


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 Post subject: Sable Herds in Kruger (ID thread)
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Post your pics here or email me on goddardm@live.com Lets see if we can ID all the herd and lone animals in Kruger...

Please post date, time, area, road, etc etc....any information you can think of to make it more easy for us..Hopefully we will be able to ID individuals as time goes by and see how the herd survive and where they are :D

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 Post subject: Re: Sable Herds in Kruger (ID thread)
Unread postPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 4:41 pm 
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Hi Martie,

Not sure if these are what you are after, they are almost three years old now, but maybe they are still around? At least it will get the ball rolling on this thread? They were at Rooibosrant dam on the 19th July 2008.

Apologies for one or two of the blurred pics, but they might help to ID the individual.

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Adult and younger bull.
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Adult Bull left side.
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Adult Bull right side.
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Adult Bull Front view.
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Adult Bull looking to it's left.
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Adult Bull looking to it's right.
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Younger Bull.
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 Post subject: Re: Sable Herds in Kruger (ID thread)
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Hi Martie,

Here are some pictures of a sable we saw on 12 September 2010 on the H1-2 between Skukuza and Tshokwane at the Mantimahie Dam. I cannot remember the time, but it was in the afternoon. (My camera's time was not set correctly, stupid me!) Unfortunately the pictures are not of a very good quality, because it was far away. But it is such a beautiful creature, that I tried to capture it never mind the distance. It was only the one sable, and we never expected it on this road anyway.

I am wondering about all the sable that Californiadreamer saw during his visit to KNP recently. According to his trip report, he saw them quite regularly, :roll: but never posted any pictures of them. I have asked him about it, but he did not respond. I am still wondering if he wasn't confused with kudus and thought it was sable, because he saw them much too often. This is only the second one that I saw in all the years we went to KNP. The first one was many moons ago on the bank of the Letaba River (at Letaba). Unfortunately I do not have a picture of that one.

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 Post subject: Re: Sable Herds in Kruger (ID thread)
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Hi,
I knew this was about to come about the Roan and Sable.

Contribution from me:
When: May 8th 2011
Where: Halfway between Pretoriuskop and Afsaal H2-2 (Voortrekker Pad)

I post all pics I could make.
There were two male Sable antelopes

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If you need any other info please let me know ok?
Aat

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 Post subject: Re: Sable Herds in Kruger (ID thread)
Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:09 am 
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Sorry it took me so long to get back here, but it actually turned out to be a massive task :shock: I have tried to break down the different sightings into the following categories:

Sable around PKop/Voortrekker Road
Sable south of Nhlanguleni on the S36
Sable North of Nhlanguleni, Talamati, S140 etc
Sable North of Satara

I downloaded all the pics posted on the Sable thread, those emailed to me and those posted here. I decided to concentrate on the bulls and hopefully later on we can add the "ladies"

Unfortunately as mentioned before not all pics are close ups which makes it difficult to actually ID individuals....but I hope that you will help out by looking at the different sets and we can at least name one or two from each area to start with.


Here are the links....
Sable North of Nhlanguleni
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mgoddard2007/sets/72157626980867970/

Sable South of Nhlanguleni

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mgoddard2007/sets/72157626980822948/


Sable around Pretoriuskop/Voortrekker Road
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mgoddard2007/sets/72157626980845706/

Sable North of Satara
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mgoddard2007/sets/72157626856356861/

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 Post subject: Re: Sable Herds in Kruger (ID thread)
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Further to the above, I noticed the following:

A smallish herd North of Nhlanguleni (10 - 15 animals)
2 Lone bulls in the same area (maybe broke away from the big herd around Jones Dam)
Big herd (20+ animals) below Nhlanguleni, Jones Dam, Kruger tablets area
Small herd around PKop (8-12 animals)
2 Lone bulls around same area but up to Transport Dam
Small herd around Bateleur/Rooibosrant dam
2 Lone bulls North of Mopani

Now Im thinking, the lone bulls in the area will probably start thier own herds....will we see more sightings north of Satara with the small herd and the lone bulls

Are we going to see more herds on the S36, South of Nhlanguleni is already a big herd, will the lone bulls start thier own herds and spread out further in this area??

Very interesting that in 2004 the herd seen around Jones Dam were about 12 - 15 animals..now in the region on 20+


The small herd of about 15 (North of Nhalanguleni were reported to be about 8 animals around 2007

Please remember Im not an expert on Sable, :shock: :redface:
Just trying to get it all toghether

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 Post subject: Re: Sable Herds in Kruger (ID thread)
Unread postPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:37 pm 
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I hope you all that is interested in Sable in Kruger can come up with some names for the bulls.....???? I concentrated on them rather than the ladies...one name comes to mind....RP....as I think he is as elusive to many of you, including myself, as the Sable in Kruger :shock: :lol: Im not very good at remembering names....so think will leave it to the Forum to decide on names for the dark face one seen around Jones dam...and the other 2 around Talamati.......then we get onto the others??? :?

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 Post subject: Re: Sable Herds in Kruger (ID thread)
Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:25 am 
Well done, Martie!

I would just suggest naming the bulls and herds after the first forumite who sends a pic! :tongue:


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 Post subject: Re: Sable Herds in Kruger (ID thread)
Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:28 pm 
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Hi Mgoddard...see you the one doing this thread...well done :thumbs_up:


I have a suggestion that when it comes to naming of individuals or herds that they are named after areas/roads/waterholes in which they are most frequently viewed or perhaps of a specific visual abnormality (skew horns or freak colouration etc) if such occurs. For example, the Jones Dam Bull, or the Mudzanzeni breeding herd. This keeps it far more professional than peoples/forumite names and actually apart from adding scientific value becomes an easy point of reference to the sable you are talking about. Can you imagine if we keep sending in pics of the o-dog Bull or the Mgoddard Bull...noone will know who you referring to (if they havn't learned this thread off by heart) while if its named after the area it will be of far greater value.
I mention this point as that's what we do in the Sabi Sands with leopard/lion prides etc where huge data bases occur for many of the animals.
Ofcourse it your choice in the end but at the end of the day it will go a long way into determining the value of this thread.

Anyway keep it up and hopefully I will be supporting you with some current pics as my last ones are from 2005 and I think this is too long ago.

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