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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread postby onewithnature » Sat Aug 15, 2009 1:58 am

Lovely indeed, TH! Thanks :thumbs_up: Definitely my favourite antelope!

I wonder what the largest herd of sable ever seen is?
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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread postby Richprins » Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:43 pm

Nice, Theuns! :clap:

I think that would be about the maximum size for Sable herds in Kruger at the moment.

Elsewhere in Africa is a a different story!

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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread postby onewithnature » Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:48 pm

Thanks Richprins! I remember, many years ago, seeing 14 near Pretoriuskop. Most I've seen.

What is the biggest herd of sable you've heard of in Africa?
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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread postby p@m » Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:35 pm

Seen on the S36 on 2nd Sept ina herd of 19 or 20

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Unread postby Richprins » Fri Sep 25, 2009 7:28 pm

Wow! That is HUGE, p@m! :clap:

Whereabouts on the S36?

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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread postby p@m » Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:54 pm

Richprins -- he is the most majestic bull -- really stunning.
It was after the Muzandzeni picnic spot -- maybe 10 or 12 kms down and they were heading south.

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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread postby DinkyBird » Sat Sep 26, 2009 7:44 pm

Our second sable sighting in Kruger in 17 years. Well, to be very accurate, our third, the second was on the same trip now in Sept 2009, but very far off.

Our first sighting was many years ago when I never appreciated just how special it was, and how long it would be before we saw sable again.

We saw a herd of 19 in a dry river bed between Tskokwane and Skukuza, Sept 2009.

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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread postby issi » Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:42 pm

We have just come back from Kruger and saw Sable on the S36. First I saw 1 standing, as usual, behind dens bush. On getting closer we saw ± 20 on the left, I couldn’t take enough photos, as we left the heard we struck the jackpot! In the riverbed, drinking water, at eyelevel, and with hooves, tails and horns in the photos. And the twinkle in the eye!
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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread postby flying cheetah » Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:49 pm

What a brilliant sighting and great pics :clap: :clap:
I love the one of the drinking Sable that knees like a warthog :lol:
Think I have to go up and down the S36, seems to be a very good roar for them...
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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread postby SamoesaWoestyn » Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:51 pm

June 2009 - S145

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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread postby Richprins » Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:55 pm

Nice, Samoesa! :clap:

Where is the S-145 again... :hmz:

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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread postby SamoesaWoestyn » Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:28 pm

Thanks RP

It is the road from Orpen to Talamati camp.
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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread postby DotDan » Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:57 am

Wild@Heart....

For you chum -

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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread postby Richprins » Sun Nov 29, 2009 5:52 pm

This lone bull at Manzimhlope on the S-36 about a month ago:

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This is definitely the second best road for sable, after the Pretoriuskop area!

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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread postby AtlantaJoe » Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:44 pm

I saw eight during the first week of September off the S36.

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