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 Post subject: Re: Bushpigs in the KNP
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 7:43 am 
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:hmz: Not common in that area at all! Post the photo, will you?

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 Post subject: Re: Bushpigs in the KNP
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 Post subject: Re: Bushpigs in the KNP
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 Post subject: Re: Bushpigs in the KNP
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 Post subject: Re: Bushpigs in the KNP
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:18 pm 
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They ran over the croc low level bridge, out the gate...and sat by our car =) then spent the next 15 minutes trying to dig under the fence to get into the Sugar cane plantations


Holy crap! That would have been the second Kruger bushpig photos ever that I know about!

Sadly, taken "outside" Kruger! :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Bushpigs in the KNP
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I'll fix that problem in photoshop :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: Bushpig
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Interesting discussion, especially the "large predator tolerance" aspect. But something I've not seen addressed, and which would seem to support their number outside the parks, is habitat creation outside the parks. Yes, you read correct, I said habitat creation. Or more specifically/correctly, food-source creation and abundance.

Bushpig cause serious damage in crops, and if one thinks of the vast areas under sugarcane in Mpumalanga and Natal, and the maiza crops all over the highveld and other areas, they don't need to come to the parks where they have far less attractive food, and has to work far harder for it. I would actually venture a guess that this is maybe even a larger contributing factor than the predator issue, or then at least very close to it.

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 Post subject: Re: Bushpig
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Bushpig in Kruger park, near Shingwedzi...on a night drive

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So that makes 2?

We also saw chameleon, honey badger, and otter. Photos are in my Trip Report


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 Post subject: Re: Bushpig
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Hey rhinoSeeker... :thumbs_up:

to me this looks more like a warthog with out tusks...its unusual to see them at night but it does happen. I could be wrong but can anyone confirm my thoughts??

I have to say overall the face is confusing me slightly but the body has short hare with a longer main tyoical of a warthog. The overall jizz just says more warthog to me than anything else. The ears also seem to be less cupped than what you would find in a bushpig and the mains of bushpigs seem to start just above the eyes whereas those of warthogs behind the ears.

:huh: ??

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 Post subject: Re: Bushpig
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:59 am 
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Bushpig in Kruger park, near Shingwedzi...on a night drive

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I can't make up my mind but maybe this will help.


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 Post subject: Re: Bushpig
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Thanx Henk

I am also a bit confused although am 80/20 in favour of it being a warthog...the face is confusing but your pics show that the white facial hair occurs in both species...if you look at the body hair of the bushpig it is much longer than in rhinoseekers picture...the facial shape also resembles more of warthog to me but for sure it is slightly confusing!

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 Post subject: Re: Bushpig
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:20 pm 
Hey, rhinoSeeker!

It's a warthog, but very strange to see it at night!

Looks subadult, maybe confused! :P

Bushpig have a vast array of colourations, from bright red to grey, but almost always a white crest along the back, and tufted, elongated ears!


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 Post subject: Re: Bushpig
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thanks everyone, I zoomed in on my original photo to examine the ears, and to be honest the ears do not look pointy with a tuft of hair like they should on a Bushpig.

so now I'm thinking that it is just a Warthog. How disappointing!


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 Post subject: Re: Bushpig
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:35 pm 
rhinoSeeker wrote:


so now I'm thinking that it is just a Warthog. How disappointing!


No ways! I've never seen a warthog after dark in Kruger, and I wonder how many Forumites have, so maybe you did make history! :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Bushpig
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Rhinoseeker I wouldnt worry you have seen things that would make any forumite :mrgreen: !

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