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Re: help identifying an animal

Unread postby Richprins » Sat May 14, 2011 10:37 pm

Lion!

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Re: help identifying an animal

Unread postby PJL » Sun May 15, 2011 12:23 pm

Looks like a hyena to me... lion would be bigger I think

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Re: help identifying an animal

Unread postby Lionspoon » Sun May 15, 2011 12:49 pm

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I went looking for two similar pictures. The first one is a hyena (came in a sequence and they were clearly recognizable in the other photo) and the second a lion. Looks like pretty much the same webcam angle than last night. At first I though hyena as well, but comparing yesterday's capture with the above, I'm with RP.
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Re: help identifying an animal

Unread postby Toko » Sun May 15, 2011 1:13 pm

a Hyena Image

similar size of this one
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Re: help identifying an animal

Unread postby Lionspoon » Sun May 15, 2011 1:35 pm

Back to square one. :doh:
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Re: help identifying an animal

Unread postby Toko » Sun May 15, 2011 1:40 pm

:D :D :D

A Hyena could be about the same size as a small lioness - indeed back to square one :D :D :D

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Re: help identifying an animal

Unread postby PJL » Sun May 15, 2011 8:00 pm

:lol:

Very difficult to tell the size & shape from that distance. On the times I've stayed in Addo we only ever saw & heard jackal and hyena around the main camp... the hyena den is about half a mile at most up the slope directly left as you look at the cam, so that's still my hunch.

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animal id

Unread postby RonnieL » Thu May 19, 2011 12:04 am

PJL wrote:Image

This is a Southern Tchagra, a first for Addo webcam. :clap:
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Re: help identifying an animal

Unread postby RonnieL » Thu May 19, 2011 12:20 am

Hi to you all,
I have had computer problems so I have been off the net for the last week so catching up on all the sightings.
My vote is that it is a Hyena.
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Re: help identifying an animal

Unread postby Aussie Ranger » Thu May 19, 2011 6:31 am

Toko wrote:a Hyena Image

similar size of this one
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:?

hyena in the first one, and a lion in the second, you can tell by the head stance and the colour is different :thumbs_up:
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Re: help identifying an animal

Unread postby PJL » Fri May 20, 2011 11:19 am

I'm still with Ronnie on this one... if you know the park well you'd give it 99% probability to the hyena :lol:

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Re: help identifying an animal

Unread postby melph68 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:21 am

Hi there :D
It's a long shot, but I'm wondering if this could possibly be an aardwolf? :hmz:
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Re: help identifying an animal

Unread postby PJL » Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:35 am

Hi Mel!

Great sighting... I must admit it really doesn't look like a BBJ. Looks like a black patch towards the end of the tail, and possibly a stripe behind its head? Aardwolf would normally have more stripes, but it's a bit difficult to tell from that distance and with the lighting. Might it be a cape fox? :hmz:

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Re: help identifying an animal

Unread postby Richprins » Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:00 pm

Hello, melph!

Very tricky indeed!

Looking at the size/lack of stripes, I think Aardwolf and Cape fox are ruled out.

Best I can say is a very dull Black-backed Jackal! :hmz:

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Re: help identifying an animal

Unread postby BushFairy » Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:44 pm

I would say Cape Fox - uniform colour and black last 1/3rd of the tail, I'm not experienced enough with webcam sizing though :D
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