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Antelope: Sable

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Unread postby AGATHA » Mon Jun 25, 2007 5:27 pm

@ RP: Thanks. At the watering hole.

This was our second sable sighting for that day! Before that day I had never seen sable in the Park and I was beginning to feel like W&H.

@ MM: I was also speechless at the time. The sable bull hearded his cows and young ones to and from the water, and he chased off some zebras that were on their way to the water.

@ BB: Great sighting! :D

W@H, see if you can spot the difference between these antelope, all of which occur in the Kruger, at least, they did in October 2005:

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Slide C: Clue - this is not a seperate species
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Unread postby Richprins » Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:47 pm

Two nice bulls at Manzimhlope windmill/waterhole a few km south of Nhlanguleni Picnic Spot, around 2004.

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(Put them on the "Quizzes" thread as well, don't know if one is allowed to!?)

Sorry W@H!

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Unread postby Muhammad » Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:22 pm

cannot keep my secret anymore.seen at Talamati Hide.June 07
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Unread postby Muhammad » Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:24 pm

and near Talamati on the S140.June 07
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Unread postby Richprins » Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:05 pm

Excellent, Muhammad!

Anybody got any ideas on the collar on the bull?

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Unread postby Gunner » Sun Sep 16, 2007 10:19 pm

on the voortrekker road H2-2

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Unread postby Peter Betts » Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:02 am

One of a herd of 12 seen last week at Mondzweni waterhole on the S36. They took over the whol place and the Warthogs, Impala, Giraffe and about 100 Zebra had to stand back for this little group
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Unread postby Peter Betts » Tue Mar 25, 2008 4:59 pm

Luren wrote:Hi all! been to KNP since 2002- 7 times.
Have seen sable once only.
Drove 40km in 43 degrees to Modzweni dam, and as I arrived, 7 sable crossed the road! Beautiful sight- well worth the drive!
One Bull and 6 females. I watched them as they went to the watering hole. They chased off the baboons, but were themselves chased off by giraffe! great to have seen them. Heres hoping to see them again- back to my park in May/June! Cheers


Luren..Modzweni dam and that whole road west of the tar road to Tsokwane...ie past Jones dam and the 2 picnic spots along the road to this dam...is IMO the best place to see Sable in Kruger havea look up the page of my pic of a Sable at this very dam..It stands to reason as the Boundary Area of Kruger and Sabi Sands is historically Sable country and Mala Mala for instance means sable Antelope and has one in its corporate badge..Its aweful to think but 50 yrs ago when I was tiny :shock: the owners of farms in sabi sands used to shoot Sable for the pot as Impala were rare and protected in the open Bush plains...since then Impala have bred up and caused gross bush encroachment in S Sands especially and so when Kruger fences were dropped all/most of the sable rushed in to Kruger to the better managed more open veld...but about 8 Black Rhino came the other way to enjoy the thick impala induced bush
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Unread postby Mgoddard » Sun Jul 06, 2008 8:09 am

I was very fortunate to see this herd, also on the S36 in April. Its interesting to see how many young ones in the herd. Another interesting fact is how they go down on their knees to drink. Do they always do this?

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Unread postby DotDan » Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:54 pm

This makes for some interesting reading

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Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Tue Sep 02, 2008 10:57 pm

Saw a herd of 7 Sable's July 2007 near Maroela camp. Awesome sight!!
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Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:02 pm

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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread postby Jo » Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:12 pm

Hi!

On 29 August we saw a male sable approaching the Shimangwaneni Dam on the S36. He was on his own, but there were lions at the dam. Fortunately the lions took no notice of him.....
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Unread postby Rusty Justy » Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:10 pm

WOW........What A sight :) Only ever seen a heard of Sable once, At Shitlhave Dam.......One Day Again I hope :pray:
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Unread postby joekin » Wed Oct 01, 2008 1:05 pm

Had two sightings on S36, first was 3,
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then about halfway between P/kop and Numbi another herd of 10-13, no camera this time though


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