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 Post subject: Re: Side-striped Jackal
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Agreed that is why is is called a 'Witkwasjakkals' in Afrikaans.

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 Post subject: Re: Side-striped Jackal
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Well , very interesting :) Thank you all :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Side-striped Jackal
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Definitely not the best of pics, light was terrible, but then again I have always struggled to get a half decent pic of a Side Striped Jackal, spotted this one on a very cloudy gloomy day, in fact there were 2 of them, not far from Skukuza on the S21.

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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Hi there,

I hope someone can help me to identify this Jackal. We saw him on the H1-2 just north of the H12 turn-off. He looked to be larger than a black backed jackal but was very light in colour and I believe the side striped jackal is quite dark. I know the pictures is not the best.
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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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It's hard to tell, PietSkiet, given the body is obscured by grass. But it does look like a side-striped jackal to me :D

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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:yaya: PietSkiet, i tend to agree with Tom124 on this one. If you look carefully at ears of the Side-striped Jackal, on a bigger pic, it resemble the one in your Pic. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Side-striped Jackal
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Until 2011 I didn't know any other than the Black-backed jackal in the Kruger. However late in the afternoon in early December, we had just turned off the tarred road heading north onto the S144 (Tropic af Capricorn loop) when a jackal type animal ran across the road. It obviously wasn't a Black-backed jackal and we thought it was possibly a domestic dog which had somehow entered the park. Talking with other people we came to the conclusion it must have been a Side-striped jackal. It moved so quickly I wasn't able to get a photograph. Reading the forum I noted that they been seen in that area so thought it was just a lucky sighting.

In early December last we were at Timbavati picnic area talking with some people who said that they had just seen a Side-striped jackal on their way down from Balule, so I told them they were very lucky to see one. We left and headed back to Satara and just before we reached the camp what I believe was a Side-striped jackal ran across the road in front of us, but again I was unable to take a photograph, so can't be certain.

Later we were staying at Berg-en-Dal and had just left the camp on our last day in the park and were feeling a bit miserable. We were heading towards the main road when a jackal ran across the road just before the turning to Malelane camp. I thought that it was a Side-striped, but wasn't certain, however this time I did manage to take a couple of photographs of the animal although it was about 5:30 and still fairly dark - hence the poor quality of the images. On our return home I checked with the forum and realised that the key ID pointer was the colour of the tip of the tail and how pleased I was when checking my photographs that it was indeed WHITE.

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Perhaps they are more widespread than I thought, but just difficult to see and photograph.


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 Post subject: Re: Side-striped Jackal
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Always nice to see the SSJ, Bond. The white tip to the tail is indeed a diagnostic ID-factor, but sometimes the tail tip gets grubby, making things a little more tricky. However, the faces are very different as well - the SSJ has a broader, more wolf-like visage, while the BBJ's face is fox-like. The stripe down the side is not always obvious and I have seen BBJs with confusing side-stripe-like markings. Your pic is indeed of a SSJ. They are certainly around and I have seen them more often in recent years; however, they are certainly more furtive than their black-backed cousins, and tend to run soon after spotting one, making photography more difficult.

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