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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Sable
Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:45 pm 
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And at last, an antelope that I have searched for many years :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Sable Herds in Kruger (ID thread)
Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:27 pm 
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thanks for the replies...so I think we will go this way...... :D

The very successfull male with the big herd at Jones Dam will be called Jones...and the 2 lone males seen around Talamati wil be called Talamati and Fairfield until we can distinguised them.....I will post pics of these 3 tomorrow and lets see if we can find some markings on them that can tell us who we see where???

Please if anyone of you disagree, dont be hesitant to say so :D :shock: but I do think its a start to this threat :?

Unfortunately the ones around PKop and Mopani areas have not given me enough pics to say ""That is Him"!!! :( So until we receive some more pics.....this will be it...The Sable on S36!! :D

Lets follow Jones, Talamati and Fairfield for the time being :D May they be blessed with lots of babies and spread Sable through Kruger :D

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 Post subject: Re: Sable Herds in Kruger (ID thread)
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Here we go, I think :lol: I have only taken the close up pics where possible...also keep in mind that some of the pics for all of these dates from 2004 to 2011 :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Sable Herds in Kruger (ID thread)
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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Sable
Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:52 pm 
This off the gallery page, by Rudi Koekemoer North of Mopani!

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I tells ya, these northern animals are darker and more shaggy! :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Sable
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During my recent Sept trip I was fortunate to spot a herd of 13 Sable including an adult bull. I tracked this herd for at least 15 minutes in the thick bush near Jones se dam before I was able to get a clear photo of the bull as he crossed the S36.

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Sable
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What a majestic bull adw :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Sable
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Amazing sighting and fantastic pic :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Sable
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I had two separate sightings of these beautiful creatures on the S36 last month. The first was this magnificent bull who was unwilling to share the water at Manzimhlope!
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The followind day I saw a herd of seven south of Shimangwaneni dam.


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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Sable
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Granjan, great sightings and pics to match. :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Sable
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Hi

Spotted my first sables in KNP. Like so many on this thread, my sighting was on the S36 on the way to Skukuza from Thsokwane, 4 km before you hit the H 1-2. The first view was so clear that it was difficult to believe what I had just seen. They were 2 of them and they kept on moving downhill and into the bushes but I did get a few pics :)

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Sable
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Lovely pics,Sandeep :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
I've seen sable on the S36 several times. Always a delight.


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Sighting of this beautiful male Sable , december 8th along S36

A first look at this beauty … male Sable sitting in the grass, very relaxed and like us enjoying life…
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He moved his head slowly from left to right and back…as a professional model…

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After about 5 minutes posing he decided to stand up and no…he did not walk away immediately but showed himself again this way…. And… just for ourselves , no other cars just a private show.

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Last shot where he was “saying” thanks for joining me and see you again

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Sable
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Wow :clap:
Awesome animal. Awesome photo's. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Sable
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I also saw this bull twice on the S36 end of November. What a magnificent animal and for a long time there was no other car around :dance:

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