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Re: True or False? (RV)

Unread postby BushFairy » Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:30 pm

Thanks Porridge ;)

Okay, so, True or False:

In KNP, lions tend to target buffalo and giraffe in the wet season as they are easier to spot compared to the smaller species; while zebra and wildebeest are targeted during the dry season as they congregate around rivers, dams and waterholes.
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Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread postby DrPhil » Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:46 pm

Is no one going to take a shot at this one? :pray:
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Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread postby Rooies » Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:54 pm

Wild guess Doc. I would say that although they are vicious, they will not charge at a human. If they run at you, it means that they are looking for shade or something more darker to hide than standing in the light of a torch. They will non actively hunt humans but will bite if provoked. The same with snakes.
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Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread postby Heksie » Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:51 pm

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"Predators of Southern Africa", by Hans Grobelar, Anthony Hill Martin and Clive Walker.

"High densities of Spotted Hyenas are probably the main reaon for their virtual absence from areas like the Kruger National Park ad Hluhluwe Game Reserve".


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Also, in years gone by, the scarcity of Brownie sightings was compounded by the increase in prdator numbers in the Far North due to the policy of artificial water points drawing seasonally unnatural prey and predators, (read spotted hyena again) combined with the almost infinitesmally small tourist road network in the area concerned (On both sides of the border).

One factor that emerged from the discussion, which is no big secret, is that spotted hyena seem to be the brown hyena's biggest competition...


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I think that that disappeared as part of the change which happened due to the introduction of huge numbers of watering points many years ago. The accompanying increase in numbers and distribution of lion and spotted hyena pushed the brownies out.
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Re: True or False? (RV)

Unread postby Delene D » Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:50 pm

I would say false because I think Lions tend to target buffaloes and Zebras any time of year.
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Re: True or False? (RV)

Unread postby BushFairy » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:44 am

Anyone else willing to give this one a bash? :whistle:
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Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread postby DrPhil » Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:56 pm

Rooies You are IT as no one else is willing to take a shot at this one.

Like you said they dont like the light of the torch and even if it seems like they are chasing you they are actually just running into your shadow. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread postby Rooies » Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:58 pm

Thanks Doc

The Gemsbok, which only occurs in the drier parts of Africa is unaccustomed to big bodies of water. So, if a Gemsbok falls into a dam, with water deeper than his height, he will drown immediately because they don't know how to swim.
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Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread postby Philip1 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:08 pm

:think: Myth :?
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Re: True or False? (RV)

Unread postby Philip1 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:41 pm

Well, i think they will go for anything, anytime and anywhere. From a Rat to an Elephant.
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Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread postby DrPhil » Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:49 am

Myth :hmz:
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Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:19 am

Myth.
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Re: True or False? (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:50 am

False.
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Re: True or False? (RV)

Unread postby Siobain » Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:14 pm

Have to agree with OWN, FALSE
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Re: True or False? (RV)

Unread postby BushFairy » Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:41 pm

Thanks all who gave it a shot!

The answer is FALSE. So well done to everyone, I will give and explanation of why it is false as soon as I'm on my computer as I'm posting from my phone!
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