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 Post subject: Re: help identifying an animal
Unread postPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 10:37 pm 
Lion!


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


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Unread postPosted: 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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a Hyena Image

similar size of this one
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Back to square one. :doh:

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: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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 Post subject: Re: help identifying an animal
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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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PJL wrote:
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This is a Southern Tchagra, a first for Addo webcam. :clap:
Thanks PJL for saving this image :thumbs_up:

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