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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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Mattib, this is so not my comfort zone, so if anyone disagrees, I am happy to be shot down.

No not Leopard.
Leopard has a V rather than a W at the top of the pad.

I have gone though my Book(s).. and Cheetah seems the closest match.

I know that with Cheetah one tends to look for claws. Maybe at the right of the right.

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:hmz: too rond for Cheetah... to me :redface:
Hyena like said Groovy... but same for the claws :?

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Probably hyena. :thumbs_up:

great question, thank you Mttb.

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Thaks guys, I know it was a hard one, it seemed to be running, but you must be right, because it was close to a hyena hole :clap:

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I would love people's opinion. This sparked off a debate a few years back. Is this a Lichtensteins, or Tsessebe?

It was taken on the Voortrekker road, close to Pretorius Kop.

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My camera was brand new and my hands were shaking so much that I really did not get a good look.

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could it be a Brants' Whistling Rat (or Woosnam's Desert Rat) ?
short tail, round ear, white circle eyes :hmz:

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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?
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seems to be high on the legs :wink:
and very grey... sorry don't know :?

:hmz: and the rat just before... nobody know :shock: :twisted:

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Hi anne-marie

Having nosed around a little I think that is a Brant's whistling rat, like you suggested. Sharp eyes!

Lionspoon, it certainly looks very much like a large grey mongoose. If that's right, I think these sightings in the past few days have been a camming first :big_eyes:

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thank you very much Tom :gflower:

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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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It looks like a black Springbuck.................... :thumbs_up:

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I didn't know there was Black Sprinbkoks... superb :clap:

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