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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Roan
Unread postPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 7:36 pm 
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Hi all,
Just added the pictures of my 2 sightings with Roan Antelope to my site.
Hope you like it.... for us it was the first time even we saw them ...they are amazing / beautiful antelopes.

http://www.studio-aat.com/mammals/antelopes1.htm

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 Post subject: WE SAW A ROAN YIPPEEE YAAAAH
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:35 am 
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Hi all

On our way down from a day up at Punda to Shingwedzi we were so lucky to of seen a beautiful Roan Bull :big_eyes: quickly cross the road a few metres in front of us into the thick bush on the side - before i could even lift the camera off my lap :(

but wait it gets better :D
just where he crossed over there was a side loop dirt road that we could take and guess who waited patiently just giving us enough time to creep up along the road and take a few beauts of snaps :cam: :cam: :cam:

through the tears of course due to my total awe and excitement of seeing our first Roan in the park ever :cry:

what an end to the perfect holiday :tongue:

will try add the pics we took - not sure if its my server that blocks things or just my blondness :) but never have much luck
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 Post subject: Re: WE SAW A ROAN YIPPEEE YAAAAH
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:11 pm 
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Great sighting, Leigh.

would love to see your pics :clap: :clap: :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Roan
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:12 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... )

Father in front, "roble" at the back!:

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


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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Roan
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I saw a herd of about 30 near Babala last month...a first for me and I was SO excited got to spend over an hour with them on my own for virtually the whole time :dance: :dance: here are some pic's and I'll post some video footage later on :thumbs_up:

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and two days later saw this lone guy between Sirheni and Punda...although one of the horns was growing in another direction :hmz:
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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Roan
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Shi wrote:
I saw a herd of about 30 near Babala last month...


Hi Shi,
great sighting :thumbs_up:
I think that might the same herd I cam across there on 26th August.

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Roan
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We were driving on the S50 near the S49 turnoff (which we accidentally missed and had to make a u-turn) when we saw this Roan running at full speed in our opposite direction. We reversed as fast as we could and saw him standing behind a bush with just his backside showing. It gave me time to take some pics and he was off again. We were searching for him where we last saw him for about 2 minutes and when I looked in my mirror he was standing in the middle of the road behind us. With all the excitement I managed to take some 3 or 4 pics of him standing there and he again started running into the bushes… Another special sighting of this elusive antelope!

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After spending the whole day in the Mopani Area we still had to travel to Olifants Camp. On the H1-6 near Klein Shawu waterhole, we had our second Roan sighting of the day!!

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Roan
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Last trip we were lucky with the Roan Antelope, had some different sightings in the Mopani area.
One of the sightings was at very small distance , one of the Roan was almost looking in the car, just a few meters from the window..
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- the group at some distance with thrilling air because of the heath
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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Roan
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Brilliant pics Aat, I don'T think I saw better ones of Roans so far :clap: :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Roan
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All sightings close to Mooiplaas Windmill and along some little roads close to Mooiplaas.
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Very nice, Aat! :thumbs_up:

Where EXACTLY were they? :hmz:

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 Post subject: Roan Herds in Kruger (ID thread)
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Submit your pics of roan here...date, time, place, number in herd etc etc.....lets see if we can make it work and find out where they hiding out!

I have some pics and will post tomorrow as my hard drive is at work...I thank you all for helping on this and hope we can make it work and let those who have never seen these magnificent animals see them..!!

Either post here with the details or email me on goddardm@live.com

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 Post subject: Re: Roan Herds in Kruger (ID thread)
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Hi there,

A single roan antelope was seen 100m south of Boyela waterhole on the H1-7 near Babalala.
Date: Sunday March 13th 2011,
Time: around midday
Remarks: The Photo is not of good quality but a proof, it was a hot and humid day so photographic conditions were bad around lunch time. Note the oddly shaped horns.

If interested, see my trip report:
viewtopic.php?style=2&f=27&t=53430&start=15
Cheers, Manovo-Gounda

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 Post subject: Re: Roan Herds in Kruger (ID thread)
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Thank you Manovo-Gounda. Very interesting as I have seen this one in the same area, but she was with a big herd of about 20+ (Both pics not so good, so difficult to say if it is the same one, as maybe the one horn broke after I've seen it...or maybe just another with a funny horn)

I saw this one in July, 2009

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 Post subject: Re: Roan Herds in Kruger (ID thread)
Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:39 pm 
The other horn seems fine...often bent horns are a result of damage received when young.


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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Roan
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And also a first time sighting for me... :dance:


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