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 Post subject: MAMMAL ID NEEDED?
Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:24 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: ANIMAL ID NEEDED?
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 3:58 pm 
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Hi guys,

Firstly I saw these two just after we entered Phabeni gate last week Sunday.

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I know the photos aren't very clear, but any help will be appreciated. :huh:

Then yesterday I saw these two close to Lower Sabie.

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I'm a bit confused with all the smaller antelopes, but maybe I will know a bit more if someone can help me with these. :lol:

Thanks !


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 Post subject: Re: ANIMAL ID NEEDED?
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I would think the first batch of photos are reedbuck.


and the second look like also like reedbuck! :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: ANIMAL ID NEEDED?
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Thanks for the replies guys !

I was not sure that they were from the same species, as the second one's horns were very small. Perhaps a juvenile ? In both cases it was just two of them together (male and female) therefore I was not sure if it was a full grown male.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification
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 Post subject: Re: Identification
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Lesser Red Musk Shrew I think?? :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification
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And what size is it?

Saccostomus campestris, or Wangsakmuis in afrikaans looks like a good candidate...

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 Post subject: Re: Identification
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Rusty Justy wrote:
Lesser Red Musk Shrew I think?? :hmz:

Just googled Kleinrooiskeerbek. English name - Lesser Red Musk Shrew. So throwing my vote with you Rusty Justy.


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 Post subject: Re: ANIMAL ID NEEDED?
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Hi i think this is a cane rat it is about the size of a domestic cat with a tail about 30cm seen in berg n Dal outside hut 14 it seems to live there as I saw it 2 nights in a row

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 Post subject: Re: ANIMAL ID NEEDED?
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Yes, Greater Cane Rat.

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 Post subject: ID of Blue Duiker(?)
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Here goes with my second try:
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Seen on the 27th of Dec 08 between Thabazimbi and Vaalwater on Bakkers Pass.
Will appreciate help to identify this guy.

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 Post subject: Re: ID of Blue Duiker(?)
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Know i can see them, that is not a blue Duiker, a blue duiker it alot darker and it's head is a different shape.

It looks to me like a Klipspringer(but then again i am no expert)! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: ID of Blue Duiker(?)
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I agree that it must be a Klippie


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 Post subject: Re: ID of Blue Duiker(?)
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Hi Defender Ou

Klipspringer for sure - nice to see them on flat terrain (usually one only sees them in rock outcrops)

The two digits of thier hooves are tightly connected so that they do not splay, allowing for great agillity in rocky terrain. Standing on the tips of their hooves they have almost a ballerina appearance.

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 Post subject: Re: ID of Blue Duiker(?)
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Just to add some info: Blue Duiker occurs in (rain)forests and in South Africa they are mainly to be found in KZN. They don't occur in the Waterberg, where Klipspringer is quite prolific.


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