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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:29 pm 
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Hi,

This antelope was seen at Mokala in December. Can someone please tell me what it is. Apologies for the poor quality pic but it was very far away.

Someone suggested it was a black springbok. Could that be the correct ID?

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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It looks like a black Springbuck.................... :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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It sure is a Black springbok :clap: :clap:

Just a pity about the QT very rare sight :big_eyes:

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It certainly looks like one.

The black sprinbok is actually a normal springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) which has been bred into a black and a white variety. So it is not a separate (sub-) species.
Better not google it, most of the pages you find are hunting ones.

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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Please could someone help me identify what this is??
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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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Hi saw this near pretoriuskop last August hope this helps:)


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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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Lionspoon wrote:
Any idea what kind of mongoose this might be?
I've been up and down this forum and on google,
but can't come up with an ID. :wall:

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Seeing that it is still early night, maybe a lrge grey mongoose?
Or a Meller's?
Or...?


Howzit Lionspoon,

99% sure this is a Meller's mongoose, which is quite similar to the White-teailed mongoose. Its not a large grey mongoose as was mentioned. LGM dont occur there and they are much bigger (1m or more in length). I am not 100% sure of Meller's Mongoose distribution but I know they are seen from time to time in a private reserve some 50 or so km from Satara and thats where ive seen mine so I would imagine they would be there too.

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Please could someone help me identify what this is??
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Looks like a Grey Duiker to me :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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Hi all, could someone please help to ID him.

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We saw him on the road, early in the morning, in the Berg.

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Beautiful clear photo Sharifa! :thumbs_up:

Having recently discussed these 2 animals A-M suggested, extensively, I would say it is more probably a large grey Mongoose, even though it appears very wet.

This is a photo we took recently at a bird spot near our house - it is definitely a water mongoose and you can see the difference.

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:30 pm 
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Hello!!
Please, I need help with this squirrel, because I doubt that kind can be treated.
During my trip I saw hundreds of Paraxerus cepapi, but this I found very different both morphologically and their ways.
You think that might be a Paraxerus palliatus or some other species?

Thank you very much.

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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Hello ross.
Its taken in kruger. In the S3 road, near of Pretoriuskop.
I find most strange, because I dont saw other squirrels in differents checklists of the park, only Paraxerus cepapi


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Remember that there is known to be variance within the species.

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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We spotted this small mouse at Nossob /KTP.
She really was tiny and very fast.
Could it be that this is a Pygmy Mouse

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:22 pm 
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Hello,
I have seen this little one, last August, at night, in a tree at Mata Mata in the KTP.

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Can you give me some help for his name ?
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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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Not 100% certain :hmz: but I think it's an acacia tree rat. Nice photo!


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