Skip to content

SANParks.org Forums

View unanswered posts | View active topics






Post new topic Reply to topic  Page 4 of 5
 [ 71 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: THE BACK TO FRONT QUIZ! (OQ)
Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:22 am 
Offline
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:57 pm
Posts: 3183
Location: Randburg, SA
:redface: Thanks Siobain!

I have a small question :D I got back from KTP a few days ago and while there noticed (especially on the midnight drive) that there were bat-eared foxes everywhere.I have not had a chance to look but does anyone know how large their territories are or if they are territorial at all? as there were adults within 100m of each other and too many to be from a single family unit. Also any idea on their social structure?

_________________
The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand.

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." Aristotle


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: THE BACK TO FRONT QUIZ! (OQ)
Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:53 pm 
Offline
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:38 pm
Posts: 5206
Location: Johannesburg
Award: Avatar of the Year (2012)
Lucky you!!! Can't wait to plan my next trip! :D

Just had a brief look. According to Estes, the bat-eared foxes are monogamous and non-territorial, seen in pairs or trio's.

Resident and transient pairs may cluster within a few meters from each other, sometimes in large numbers.
They change their territories yearly, seeking out good foraging areas.

If found in trio's the male and 2 females will share a den and the cubs are communally cared for.

Scent marking is not territorial but rather to establish pair bonds, the female urinates first then the male sniffs and covers her mark.

Does anyone have anything to add?
:D

_________________
He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has. ~Henry Ward Beecher


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: THE BACK TO FRONT QUIZ! (OQ)
Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:48 pm 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:03 pm
Posts: 1134
Location: On my stoep. Sell by date not expired yet!!
For some years in my life I did the graveyard shift.

Morning tea would begin at 21.30 pm, lunchtime at
24.00Pm/Am depending on workload. Afternoon tea
always turned into fiasco. Life to the working fraternity
would seem no different, before sunrise or even after
sunset. Heck we even went for a drink after a good
days work! Hah, at five in the morning. (thursdays,..
boys nite out).

The way home would resemble something similar to
a ski slope with all the bits and pieces. The way down
covered at least 5 major intersections in plain sight.

When man and mongrel go moggy at that time of the
month!! Some real scary sightings, not excluding me!


We definitely are affected by moonswings, I believe,
any comment??

_________________
It cannot be made more or less for that matter but it can be altered to suit.- The universe.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: THE BACK TO FRONT QUIZ! (OQ)
Unread postPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:24 pm 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar
Award: Quiz Whiz of the Year (2013)
Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:22 am
Posts: 20816
Location: Midway between the infinite and the infinitesimal!
Award: Musketeer of the Year, Quiz Whiz of the Year (2012)
HE, it seems, we should seek your forgiveness in not responding to your cue (Q). :doh:

I believe you're asking whether the Moon plays a role in our moods? :hmz: Could be a very witty, wicked twist on the word "moodswings", to call it "moonswings". :clap: :clap:

I believe there has been centuries of research on this topic, and the consensus seems to be that the psychological power and physical gravity of the Moon does have a profound influence on human (and indeed most animals on Earth's) rhythms and behaviour. Nurses I have known who work in psychiatric hospitals have told me on many occasions that the patients there seem to be more hyperactive and responsive at the time of the Full Moon; Maternity personnel seem to generally also think that weather changes and the appearance of the Full or New Moons may influence the number of women who go into labour at any one time.

No doubt, though, there are circadian rhythms that are tied to the 28-day cycle of the Moon and which influence many animals' behaviour patterns.

What think the others?

_________________
EVERYBODY'S TR!
TR: A NEW DAY IS S-OWN
TR: NECTAREAN NICETIES OF THE NORTH
TR: PRIMEVAL PLEASURE

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." (Groucho Marx)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: THE BACK TO FRONT QUIZ! (OQ)
Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:57 am 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 16, 2005 3:19 pm
Posts: 7341
Location: Portsmouth, England
I can usually tell when its getting close to a full moon, I get easily irritated, snappy and generally grumpy. This normally happens when my sleep patterns are distrupted. So perhaps it's not having a direct affect on my mood as such but on whether or not I sleep well during a full moon.

Dare I say it, I have noticed an increase in argumentative posts on the forum as well at the time of a full moon.

_________________
Want to say Thank You or Well Done to a fellow 'mite? Why not nominate them for a Kudu?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: THE BACK TO FRONT QUIZ! (OQ)
Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:20 am 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:31 pm
Posts: 399
Location: Not to far to drive bet yet to close to fly. Roodepoort
saraf wrote:
Dare I say it, I have noticed an increase in argumentative posts on the forum as well at the time of a full moon.


:funny:

Have I missed some of these topics then :big_eyes:

_________________
Travel Report 08 June-25June2012 Pretoriuskop-Letaba

viewtopic.php?style=2&f=27&t=62809


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: THE BACK TO FRONT QUIZ! (OQ)
Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:01 pm 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:03 pm
Posts: 1134
Location: On my stoep. Sell by date not expired yet!!
Oh tonight, tonight it is full again!!!

_________________
It cannot be made more or less for that matter but it can be altered to suit.- The universe.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: THE BACK TO FRONT QUIZ! (OQ)
Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:05 pm 
Offline
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:08 am
Posts: 3791
saraf wrote:
I can usually tell when its getting close to a full moon, I get easily irritated, snappy and generally grumpy. This normally happens when my sleep patterns are distrupted. So perhaps it's not having a direct affect on my mood as such but on whether or not I sleep well during a full moon.

Dare I say it, I have noticed an increase in argumentative posts on the forum as well at the time of a full moon.

My tip for the day. :thumbs_up:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: THE BACK TO FRONT QUIZ! (OQ)
Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:09 pm 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:03 pm
Posts: 1134
Location: On my stoep. Sell by date not expired yet!!
Sorry OWN got this whole thread all wrong again!!
I should be posing a question in stead of a remark.

Will your dogs still treat your neighbour with the same
respect as with new moon???

_________________
It cannot be made more or less for that matter but it can be altered to suit.- The universe.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: THE BACK TO FRONT QUIZ! (OQ)
Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:32 am 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar
Award: Quiz Whiz of the Year (2013)
Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:22 am
Posts: 20816
Location: Midway between the infinite and the infinitesimal!
Award: Musketeer of the Year, Quiz Whiz of the Year (2012)
saraf wrote:
I can usually tell when its getting close to a full moon, I get easily irritated, snappy and generally grumpy. This normally happens when my sleep patterns are distrupted. So perhaps it's not having a direct affect on my mood as such but on whether or not I sleep well during a full moon.

Dare I say it, I have noticed an increase in argumentative posts on the forum as well at the time of a full moon.


Interesting observations, Saraf. By the Law of Opposites, we should be at most congenial at New Moon? :hmz:

_________________
EVERYBODY'S TR!
TR: A NEW DAY IS S-OWN
TR: NECTAREAN NICETIES OF THE NORTH
TR: PRIMEVAL PLEASURE

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." (Groucho Marx)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: THE BACK TO FRONT QUIZ! (OQ)
Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:37 am 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar
Award: Quiz Whiz of the Year (2013)
Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:22 am
Posts: 20816
Location: Midway between the infinite and the infinitesimal!
Award: Musketeer of the Year, Quiz Whiz of the Year (2012)
I've also noticed that my dog has been emotional and one of my colleagues have been all emotional and weepy - tonight is Full Moon.

_________________
EVERYBODY'S TR!
TR: A NEW DAY IS S-OWN
TR: NECTAREAN NICETIES OF THE NORTH
TR: PRIMEVAL PLEASURE

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." (Groucho Marx)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: THE BACK TO FRONT QUIZ! (OQ)
Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:28 pm 
Offline
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:41 am
Posts: 3350
Location: dreaming of the bush
I got a question. It is something that I heard some people say, but i cannot quite decide if it's an "ou vrou storie" or if there is really some truth behind it.

When there are a crazy lots of ants in your house (not the odd row of ants against the kitchen wall that eat some crumbs- way more than that) it is a good sign of that one of 2 weather things, either a cyclone will hit the land or that it will snow it winter. This sounds a bit fishy to me. Anyone got some insights on this??? :hmz:

_________________
You might get me out of the bush, but you won't get the bush out of me, it's deep in my heart


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: THE BACK TO FRONT QUIZ! (OQ)
Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:09 pm 
Offline
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 10, 2007 3:44 pm
Posts: 2756
Location: Welkom
FAC Member (2012)
I have also noticed the increase in activity from the ants. Lots of heaps of earth on the lawn and patio made by these small little black ants in and around the house. It looks like are stocking up for the winter semi-hibernation. It sounds cruel, but I have discovered an ant killer which you strew around the heaps of earth. They carry it with the other food into the nests and then the ant killer slowly poisons them.

_________________
Give thanks for unknown blessings already on its way---African saying
Member nr 8512
Cheetah supporterPURIST and proud thereof


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: THE BACK TO FRONT QUIZ! (OQ)
Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:41 pm 
Offline
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:08 am
Posts: 3791
The same observation I've made, can it be true what WFG is saying? :hmz: What will it be a cyclone or snow or both. :shock: :hmz:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: THE BACK TO FRONT QUIZ! (OQ)
Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:04 am 
Offline
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:22 am
Posts: 623
Location: Pretoria
I've also noticed that when the ants start building up their nests, we're likely in for some rainy weather (I'd say 60/40 percent chance of getting a few mm's of rain). However, much more reliable are centipedes! Once the centipedes start walking around everywhere in broad daylight (including coming into the house), we're almost definitely in for a good bout of rain 30 mm + / one day or several days of rainy weather. Anyone else noticed this?

Edit: MILLIPEDES I mean, not centipedes :roll:


Last edited by Dabchick on Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:29 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 71 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group

Webcams Highlights

Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Submitted by ritad at 08:10:42 Submitted by kali33 at 20:10:06 Submitted by BevAnn at 18:16:09 Submitted by Mellory at 18:01:58