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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Sable
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:34 pm 
Hello, own!

The Windmills started to be built at a frantic pace in the 60's, so presumably the balance will take another 30-40 years to return to "normal"? :?

Other factors could also play a part, obviously, by that time, so I wouldn't hold my breath.


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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Sable
Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:06 am 
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around Punda :hmz: Roan... but Sable.. no


In the early 90's we saw a herd of 14 Sables close to Xitangeni north of Babalala and mid-90's we saw a Sable Bull come to drink near Dzundzwini just south of the tar road turn off to Punda Maria. There were others in the background that were too nevous to come and drink.

Its seems as if Sable are now locally extinct in this part of the park from what people say on this thread. That would be sad. Also seen them at Eendrag just south of Shingwedzi sometime in the mid 90's.

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Sable
Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:57 pm 
I don't think they're extinct there, but very few remaining and very far from tourist roads...it is a huge area! :pray:


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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Sable
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During our visit to KNP in July 2010, we were blessed with great Sable sightings!

This beautiful bull was waiting for us on the S36 near the S125 turnoff.

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These two were standing in the distance on the S145 near Talamati camp

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Whilst me and my brother were patrolling the gravel roads (S36 & S140) in the search for Sable, my parents got these guys at the Orpen Rocks – a herd of ±20!! Couldnt believe their luck!

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Sable
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You captured my favourite antelope, SW! :clap: :clap: :clap: Gorgeous specimens!

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Sable
Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:18 pm 
Some nice ones at and near Jones' Dam on Sunday...(S-36)

This old bull seemed to have injured itself in the foreleg struggling in the mud, so is probably no longer with us... :(

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The rest of the herd was heading northward for better water:

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A nice selection of other bulls, young bulls, females and year-old or older calves...no babies yet!

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About 20, a good sign in this prime sable area!

Will put up videos!


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Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:52 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Sable
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They work very well indeed Richprins! thank you, it makes it very clear just how lame the poor guy is :cry:

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Wonderful to get to see Sable but sad when one is injured.
Great videos RP.

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Jones' Dam in July:

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Sable
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:15 pm 
Ok, Here's that picture of the Roan-Sable crossbreed in an article from CUSTOS I promised about 3 years ago! (Better late than never... )

"Roble" on the left, normal Sable on the right!

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Link: viewtopic.php?f=21&t=9942&start=30


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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Sable
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Richprins :thumbs_up:

Any idea if the Roble would have been able to reproduce??

Interestingly in a Natal Parks I saw a Male Kudu dislplaying to female Nyala. There was definite interest from both parites, no idea if they attempted to mate though.

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Found on the H4-1 on 6 July 2010


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Wasn't it on the H1-2 then?[/quote]

After I submitted the above message, I took out my notes.......you could be right :redface:

I hope we could find them again in December!!

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