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MAMMAL ID NEEDED?

Unread postby Imberbe » Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:24 pm

Do you need an animal to be identified?

Post your photo here.

Ad as much relevant info as possible. Where did you see the animal, what time of year was it, what was it doing, was it alone ....
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Re: Mammal ID Needed?

Unread postby Slow Mo » Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:14 pm

Can anyone identify this cub for more please? there were two together hiding by the side of the road, we guessed either jackal cubs or maybe fox?

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Re: Mammal ID Needed?

Unread postby RosemaryH » Mon Dec 01, 2014 6:42 am

Perhaps a Black backed jackal pup Slow Mo. :hmz:
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Re: Mammal ID Needed?

Unread postby Garyd73 » Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:12 pm

Can anyone help us out with this at all please. Initially when we were there we were told they are Black Footed Cats since I have checked them online when getting back I'm not sure. They were a long way off and spotted at a water source at the eastern end of the S100 at the beginning of April.

Looking at the pictures now the stripes look a little like banded Mongoose but these were huge animals compared to a Mongoose.

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Re: Mammal ID Needed?

Unread postby Elsa » Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:24 pm

Certainly look like Banded Mongooses to me!
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Re: Mammal ID Needed?

Unread postby onewithnature » Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:05 pm

Banded mongooses. They are often larger than expected (many people think mongooses are rat-sized, which some are), but their bandings and mongoose faces are unmistakable.
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Re: Mammal ID Needed?

Unread postby Garyd73 » Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:14 pm

Thanks guys for confirming the Banded Mongoose.
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