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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:40 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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Location: Red sand, why do I keep thinking of red sand?
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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:? I saw... few days ago :(

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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Thanks all for confirmation on the black springbok. :gflower:

I did Google it and found some interesting info on both black and white springbok. :D

Can't believe that people would want to hunt these beautiful animals! Grrr! :sniper:

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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 cath k and Welcome!

It would be helpful to know where and when you saw this little bokkie? Hard to ID without a few more details :hmz:


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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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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?
Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:39 am 
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o-dog, thanks so much for your reply! :thumbs_up:
I'll go with Meller's then and we had a sighting at Satara before
so I think it's safe to assume that they indeed occur in that area. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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Yes, a Meller's. Sorry about the Large Grey Mongoose suggestion :redface:

Need to look a little closer next time :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:03 am 
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Lionspoon wrote:
o-dog, thanks so much for your reply! :thumbs_up:
I'll go with Meller's then and we had a sighting at Satara before
so I think it's safe to assume that they indeed occur in that area. 8)


:thumbs_up: ...my sighting was also 30mins after sunset so the timing would be right. A real great species and although so many people dream about pangolins, aarvarks and aarwolfs, this little guy is almost as rare!

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:21 pm 
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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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Water Mongoose :hmz:
or Large Grey Mongoose :redface:

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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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?
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Thanks a lot, anne-marie and Rookie :thumbs_up:

Like your pic too, Rookie.

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