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 Post subject: Rat, Greater Cane-Rat
Unread postPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:43 pm 
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Was.... a Greater Cane-Rat at Nsemani (H7 near Satara) :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Rat, Greater Cane-Rat
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Hard to beat the rarity of that sighting :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Rat, Greater Cane-Rat
Unread postPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:41 pm 
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3 more :D

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Image :shock: we name that "play to cat and mouse" :D

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 Post subject: Re: Rat, Greater Cane-Rat
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What a great performance of that cat! And such wonderful pics. It looks like a young leopard. Reminds me of our leopard-little pumbaa sighting last november. Can't wait for our next trip in three weeks time. Your pics makes the waiting much easier to bear.

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 Post subject: Re: Rat, Greater Cane-Rat
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Wow! What a great sighting!

I really didn't know that there were cane rats in Kruger! My dad was in Kruger last week and was having breakfast at the Skukuza day visitors section and he said that "large rat looking things" were running around his feet. I was like: Huh??? what animal is that? So he must have seen cane rats then?

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 Post subject: Re: Rat, Greater Cane-Rat
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maybe it's could be better with.... some blood :shock: :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Rat, Greater Cane-Rat
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WOW Anne marie ....... what an amazing sighting .... you lucky bunny !! :dance:

And your photies are JUST FANTASTIC .... well done :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Rat, Greater Cane-Rat
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Great pics Anne-marie.....just proves what opportunistic predators they are. Guess that is why they are so successful.


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 Post subject: Re: Rat, Greater Cane-Rat
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:thumbs_up: it was a great sighting... I stay until he finished and vanished through the bush... he searched several time to climb up a tree, but no tree was big enough... for my pleasure (not for the kill... for the pictures) :wink:
he ate exactly like a cat... shaking the rat etc... superb opportunist predator :D

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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Can you give me little help with this creature. I was told it is a Cane Rat, can you confirm ? Then can you tell me if it is a native in Kruger or a feral out of the cane fields. Seen at about 5.00pm on a gravel road near Pretorius Kop. About 25cm long, excluding the tail and rather solid looking.

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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Hi Dijo - :thumbs_up: I would agree with Cane Rat. They do occur naturally in Kruger.

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