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Yes, I would also surmise that there was definitely something tasty that they were both eating.
Interesting observation tho.
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Hello and welcome, gfordyce!

Very strange indeed, from the bushbuck! :shock:

Baboons often fool around in the water, sometimes checking the lily leaves etc for tidbits.

From the shadows it looks like it was not the hottest time of day.

I don't think the bushbuck would try to eat underwater vegetation.

The only solution I can come up with is that smaller antelope such as bushbuck and impala often cohabit with baboons whenever possible, as they are the smartest and most effective spotters of predators. :)

Seeing as this seems to be a subadult bushbuck ewe, I guess when the baboon went in, she went in as well!

More detail!?

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Hi Elsa and Richprins
Thank you so much for your replies and welcomes!
As I am fairly new to this please excuse the fumbles!
The pic was taken at about midday. Remembering that it was middish winter and I was above them at an oblique angle. The animals were definately eating something.... the water levels were particually low! There were also monkeys eating in the water, and if I remember correctly there was another bushbuck feeding too. Do you think they were eating the lilly bulbs?
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can you tell me what these are? They are from the web cams.
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I know the pics are bad but.....
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The top pic is a group of wildebeest and the bottom is a very nice capture of a gemsbok, the iconic antelope of Kgalagadi. 8)


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gfordyce wrote:
The animals were definately eating something.... the water levels were particually low! There were also monkeys eating in the water, and if I remember correctly there was another bushbuck feeding too. Do you think they were eating the lilly bulbs?
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Personally I feel they were eating the water grass etc found in water. That grass is very tasty to animals and I have sat at Lake Panic and seen the bushbuck eating the grass. I also know the horses love eating the grass from dams and will often eat the algae from the water as well.

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can you tell me what this might be?
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ya, I know it is a small pix. It is on the right side by water. :?


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BBJs are the most abundant species to visit the waterhole by far! In any evening they come and go like traffic on the Skuk - LS road :twisted:

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Image ID please on this animal. :roll:


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Brown hyena ? :?

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Its very light for a Brownie ...looks more like a Spotty but they are uncommon...65% sure its a lioness...wish these webcams were sharper to cut the guess work

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Brown hyena ? :?
Nope! You are more likely to see a streaker on that camera than a brownie. Try the Nossob cam :wink:

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I want to pick some brains: Last visit to Kruger In January, we heard of a lion kill on the Orpen-Satara tar road. By the time I got there, though, the lions had been driven into the thick bush by masses of cars (so what's new, siggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhh). However, the carcass of a buffalo could still be seen next to the road, and on the road itself was a huge pile of faeces, which was so pungent as to be almost overwhelming. I couldn't stay there long because of this odour, but came back later to find the pride deep in the bush on the other side of the road.

I was wondering what could have happened to cause the animal to excrete so much faeces in a huge pile like that on the road. It must have been fleeing, so why the pile all together. All I can think of is that that is where the unfortunate animal was brought down by the hunting lions? Did they then rip the rear apart?

Also, I find it amazing that predators who have such a keen sense of smell can bear to eat with that atrocious odour all around their food!

Anyone have any ideas?

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