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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Sharpe's Grysbok
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This picture was taken near Sirheni. Could not get a better photo as the next one was as it dashed away.

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Sharpe's Grysbok
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I often see them in Shingwedzi area .

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Sharpe's Grysbok
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Seen on the Mahonie loop 3/9/11.

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Sharpe's Grysbok
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Beautiful animal beautifully photographed.

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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Hi, I've just returned from my latest Kruger trip and as always had some great sitings. This antelope was by the river dirt road to Mingerhouts dam.
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I think it is a Grysbok but not sure. I did see some Grysbok near Punda Maria, where one expects to see them, but I have never seen them anywhere else in the park. bondm UK


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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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Almost certainly a Sharpe's Grysbok. Never heard of them that far south before but it's not impossible.

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Sharpe's Grysbok
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Sighted a sharpe's grysbok on the main road to Olifants last week - also saw 3 round Shingwedzi and 1 near Punda Maria!!!


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A little one seen on the Mahonie loop in 2010.

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Sharpe's Grysbok
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My third sighting of Sharpe's Grysbok, but the first time that I managed to photograph one of them. This is close to Punda Maria

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Sharpe's Grysbok
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Thank you Sandeep for posting this great photo of your special sighting :thumbs_up: .

We have seen a few of them during our Kruger visits over the years, mainly in the Punda Maria/Shingwedzi area.

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Sharpe's Grysbok
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Thanks.

I have never seen them in/ around Shingwedzi despite all my trips there. Only seen them around Punda Maria


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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Sharpe's Grysbok
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It is named after Sir Arthur Sharpe who descirbed the first recorded specimen from Malawi.


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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Sharpe's Grysbok
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That is interesting Thebi. The few sightings, that I probably can count on my one hand, that we have had of them we noticed that they are shy, jittery and disappear quickly. Sometimes we have seen them just for a few seconds. It is difficult to take a photo of them and the photo taken by Sandeep is a good one :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Sharpe's Grysbok
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Acording to what I have read the lifespan of this animal is unknown. It has also been know to use old aardvarks burrows as protection. Although they are regarded as solitary I have had 5 or 6 sightings (from just north of Lower Sabie to Punda) of male and female together with a single sighting of three just before the Mondozi dam turnoff. Interesting to note that the female is larger than the male but that the male is the only one with horns.


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