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Re: Side-striped Jackal

Unread postby adw » Sun Jul 03, 2011 6:59 pm

Wow Aat! Fantastic shots of this handsome canine. :clap: :clap: :clap: You certainly had some sightings of the rarer animals!
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Re: Side-striped Jackal

Unread postby Mant » Thu May 17, 2012 9:27 pm

Hi,

I saw this Side-striped Jackal near Talamati when we stayed there at the end of March.

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Sorry about the image quality but they were very skittish and by the time I took the photo he moved.

A very nice sighting indeed.

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Re: Side-striped Jackal

Unread postby onewithnature » Fri May 18, 2012 9:13 am

Nice pics Aat and super sighting. :clap: :clap:

Mant, always lucky to see SSJ - not an animal commonly seen in Kruger. :dance:
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Re: Side-striped Jackal

Unread postby adw » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:56 pm

On my recent trip to Letaba I was fortunate to come across two Side Striped Jackal. This one was taken just before closing time on the S69. He stood still just long enough for me to capture his image.

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Re: Side-striped Jackal

Unread postby onewithnature » Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:21 am

Lovely sighting, ADW. :clap: I've seen them twice around Letaba, but pics are indeed often difficult to come by as they tend to be rather skittish.
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Re: Side-striped Jackal

Unread postby okie » Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:07 pm

Mother --



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And her young cub ..



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Re: Side-striped Jackal

Unread postby Elsa » Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:51 pm

Mom looks more Black-backed to me? :hmz:
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Re: Side-striped Jackal

Unread postby okie » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:13 am

Elsa , very similar looking . The black-backed jackal has , slightly more pointy ears , does not have the white stripe on the sides but a more distinct black stripe - this was in the rain , the animal quite wet , and the white stripe less obvious .
Interesting , the tail on this one does not have the white tip , but a BB's tail is lighter brown and darkens towards a black tip .
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Re: Side-striped Jackal

Unread postby shortcourse » Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:22 am

Ja I think it is a side striped jackal - we have only seen them 3 times in Kruger - twice near Pretoriuskop in early morning (managed to get pics of both sightings but they were very skittish and ran off within 10 seconds of seeing them) and then on a night drive just outside Satara. Definitely one of my animals on my wish list to get a decent pic of!!

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Re: Side-striped Jackal

Unread postby Johan Viljoen » Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:00 am

Okie I also think that mother jackal is a BB Jackal if I look at the tip of the tail. The tip of the tail on a SSJ is white, while the tip of the BBJ tail is black. That is the reason for the Afrikaans name of Witwasjakkals.

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Re: Side-striped Jackal

Unread postby okie » Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:19 am

I agree with you Johan , and I mentioned the lack of the white tip . However , a BB have a distinct BLACK stripe down its side , which this one lacks too . Look at a typical BB jackal here , seen at Kloppersfontein :

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Re: Side-striped Jackal

Unread postby Johann » Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:07 pm

Johan Viljoen wrote:Okie I also think that mother jackal is a BB Jackal if I look at the tip of the tail. The tip of the tail on a SSJ is white, while the tip of the BBJ tail is black. That is the reason for the Afrikaans name of Witwasjakkals.

Okie, unfortunately I have to agree with Johan Viljoen and Elsa that you photographed a Black-backed Jackal. I took the photo below of a wet BBJ in Kgalagadi a couple of years ago where there is no chance of getting a SSJ. When wet, the black stripe you mentioned sort of disappears below the grey hair from higher up in the sides. As Johan noted the Side-striped Jackal will always have a white tip to its tail.

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