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Re: Side-striped Jackal

Unread postby ndloti » Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:41 pm

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Saw a pair this weekend on S135 near Shingwedzi .
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Re: Side-striped Jackal

Unread postby Aussie Ranger » Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:30 am

onewithnature wrote:Can an adult side-striped ever be confused with a juvenile black-backed? I know size is probably diagnostic, especially the muzzle; but I have been confused on a couple of occasions when the stripe seemed clear down the side, but then a rudimentary saddle-back may have been present too! Any opinions please ...

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Re: Side-striped Jackal

Unread postby ndloti » Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:16 pm

Debateable , would a juvenile be seen without an adult in its company ?
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Re: Diagnostic

Unread postby Richprins » Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:10 pm

As Elzet said:

"The dark tail is almost always tipped with white"

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Re: Side-striped Jackal

Unread postby onewithnature » Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:15 am

Hey guys! :dance: :dance: :dance:
I'll look for the white tail-tip, as this is a good way to be sure. It's just that the saddle-back of the black-backed is not always fully developed, and may seem rudimentary. I know the face is also more wolf-like with the side-striped, but the oneI saw running away near Orpen seemed to look like a black-backed, but with a stripe down the side! Tail it will be next time ... TX all.
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Re: Side-striped Jackal

Unread postby JEG » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:55 pm

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I saw this side-striped jackal on the H5 near Mpondo Dam on the 4th May 09.
Seen 1 on the S114 before and 1 also near Lower Sabie - both a few years ago

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Re: Side-striped Jackal

Unread postby onewithnature » Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:47 pm

JEG :clap: :clap: :clap: Lovely shot too .. they're not always easy to capture on camera.
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Re: Side-striped Jackal

Unread postby Sprocky » Wed May 19, 2010 4:53 pm

Sprocky wrote:Nice pics everyone, this is one that has still eluded me. :wall:


Last weekend they didn't manage to elude me! :dance:

We got two of them in the road but before I could get a pic they moved into the bush. I got this shot, but not a very good one. :(

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Re: Side-striped Jackal

Unread postby Johan N » Wed May 19, 2010 5:03 pm

Sprocky, you saw 2 of them and managed to get the shot. :clap: :thumbs_up:

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Re: Side-striped Jackal

Unread postby cwaw » Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:20 pm

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Thanks for the welcome everyone! Here's a pic of the SSJ I saw recently in Kruger.

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Re: Side-striped Jackal

Unread postby paultosio » Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:28 pm

Brilliant CWAW! and welcome! Very clearly a SSJ, and sounds like a great sighting!

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Re: Side-striped Jackal

Unread postby ndloti » Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:35 am

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Seen on the S35 a month ago , one was shy and disappeared from view .
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Re: Side-striped Jackal

Unread postby G@mespotter » Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:03 pm

:mrgreen: Still high on my wish list! :mrgreen:
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Re: Side-striped Jackal

Unread postby Mgoddard » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:58 am

Found the pic of this one while going through all my pics. This one was seen July 2009 also in the region of Mopani (Tropic of Capricorn)

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I have more pics of another one seen further south...I think it was Renosterkoppies road...will look for the pics and post

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Re: Side-striped Jackal

Unread postby Aat » Sat Jul 02, 2011 5:53 pm

We came from Letaba towards Mopani and just before the juction to the S50 we saw a dead snake on the road… and then suddenly in / from the bush two animals showed up. Looking at them I said…huhhh… that’s is not a BB Jackal … look at the tail with white end… and his body …different but “who” are they…? No time to read a book, no way to surf on the internet…only one solution and that is …photograph them …and later we will see what we have seen.
So…here the pics of them… beauties aren’t they?

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First one I photographed just made himself visible in the bush
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Second one was on his way to the dead snake and played his game
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What do you do if you see a dead snake and like to show you don’t like it…
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Next… you walk around.. asking yourself what can I do with it….
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After sniffeling he was losing interest and walked back to the bush
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Getting back to the other and both disappeared into the bush…leaving us with a big questionmark…
In Mopani someone who could know confirmed they are Side-Striped Jackal.
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Last view on them..
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