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Re: Antelope: Kudu

Unread postby CuriousCanadian » Fri May 08, 2009 10:52 pm

Nice pics!!!

Bennie...Looks as if yours has a bird's nest on..... :lol:
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Re: Antelope: Kudu

Unread postby joekin » Wed May 20, 2009 10:11 am

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Re: Antelope: Kudu

Unread postby joekin » Wed May 20, 2009 10:18 am

G@mespotter wrote:Odessy...wow, a stunning pic!

Remarkable picture Bennievis, looks like a nest :thumbs_up:


if yo look at the top of the horn so can see grass, was prob. rutting and ripped out a clump of grass that got lodged between his horns

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Re: Antelope: Kudu

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Re: Antelope: Kudu

Unread postby issi » Thu Aug 27, 2009 1:56 pm

Saw this kudu in 2008, just thought is a different angle, looking at them!

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Re: Antelope: Kudu

Unread postby Crested Barbet » Sat Sep 05, 2009 2:13 pm

Rush hour at my favourite waterhole: Boyela, KNP.

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Re: Antelope: Kudu

Unread postby Sprocky » Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:55 pm

Issi!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

This is the first time I have seen a Kudu from this angle, well done! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Antelope: Kudu

Unread postby issi » Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:20 pm

Thanks!

According to my brother-in-law, (a hunter), a kudu uses the circle to aim if they want to reach seedpods with there horns in the dry season. Whether it’s a hunting tail I do not know, but with this photo, I can almost believe him!

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Re: Antelope: Kudu

Unread postby bishop3006 » Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:35 pm

Not sure about "aiming", as I've never heard that one, but I do know that they can always see the tips of their horns through the curl. And they use it to break down, or bring closer, branches to feed on.
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Re: Antelope: Kudu

Unread postby Ela83 » Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:08 pm

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Re: Antelope: Kudu

Unread postby RUMURUTI » Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:31 pm

Definitely my favourite when it comes to antelopes. A couple of pictures taken during our August trip to KNP.

Taken around Punda Maria, a real price winner pair of horns
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Another beauty having a nap and taken around Lower Sabie
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Re: *~MOST MAGNIFICENT KUDU BULLS~*

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Re: *~MOST MAGNIFICENT KUDU BULLS~*

Unread postby carolynn » Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:37 am

Beautiful picture Thea :thumbs_up:
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Re: *~MOST MAGNIFICENT KUDU BULLS~*

Unread postby Lockie » Sat Nov 07, 2009 7:29 pm

We saw this handsome lad near the Muzandzeni picnic site

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Re: *~MOST MAGNIFICENT KUDU BULLS~*

Unread postby Richprins » Sat Nov 07, 2009 7:43 pm

At first glance one may describe Lockie's offering as pathetic, but judging kudu horns is a major pastime amongst hunters here, and I have been forced to listen to them on occasion... :roll:

The trick is to combine the length of the horn (around the outer perimeter), the number of "turns", and the width between the tips into some sort of formula...

And then you may argue that yours is so young, it wins anyway.. :roll:

(This is what keeps grown men busy arguing for months, never mind minutes... :| )

So Lockie's may be a "future tusker"... :whistle:


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