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Re: Hyaena, Brown

Unread postby Nico » Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:03 pm

Finally I have my Brown Hyaena. In the morning when we drove from Nossob to Kieliekrankie, we saw something in the high grass on the move. The Brown Hyena. See video. :wink:

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vP3nqh5598[/video]

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Re: Hyaena, Brown

Unread postby Nico » Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:27 pm

Pumbaa wrote:Another one of your amazing sightings / videos, Nico :thumbs_up:

Thanks once more for sharing :clap: :clap: :clap:
Thanks Pumbaa and yes we were lucky again to spot this beautiful animal. :wink:

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Re: Hyaena, Brown

Unread postby Nannie » Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:29 am

The accusation against lion to be killers of BH is to me under doubt.
We watched a lioness stalk a BH. The lioness got to within 5 meters of the BH before the BH saw it.The BH simply turned around and walked away leaving the lioness standing frozen.The lioness stayed frozen till the BH was out of sight.
If lions are killers of BH what happend here.
The lioness was obviously hungry as her stomach was flat and 10 min later she had a go at a springbok.(not in a RSA, NP).

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Re: Hyaena, Brown

Unread postby ndloti » Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:35 pm

Lion possibly not hungry enough ?
Low enough densities of BH in the area for the lions not to see it as a competitor ?

Who knows , so many different possibilities .
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Re: Hyaena, Brown

Unread postby Richprins » Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:14 pm

This from News 24 today!

Retha Grobbelaar
Johannesburg - People in the Lanseria area, north of Johannesburg, spotted what they thought was a "stray lion" wandering around on Thursday morning.

Earl Smith, head manager of the Lion Park, said several people had called at around 08:00 to tell them one of their lions was running free.

"We counted all our lions and they were all there. We sent two guys to look for the so-called lion but found no animal."

He believed it was "highly unlikely" that it was a lion. "If I had R10m, I would bet that it wasn't a lion."

Brown hyena

They did, however, find the tracks of a brown hyena.

Smith said these animals lived in drains. "It is not unusual to find brown hyenas in the area. When it rains, their lairs fill with water and they have to move."

"When people see a wild animal, they think it is one of the lions from the lion park. Last year the police told us to come and fetch one of our lions. We searched for two hours and found nothing."

Smith said brown hyenas were nocturnal animals and kept to themselves.

"If you leave them be, they will leave you be."



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Re: Hyaena, Brown

Unread postby p@m » Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:15 pm

Grootkolk Nov 09

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Re: Hyaena, Brown

Unread postby Jumbo » Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:48 am

Oh wow, P@M….. lucky you to have seen it in the day!!! :mrgreen: 8) :mrgreen:
Wonderful sighting and stunning photos!! :clap:

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Re: Hyaena, Brown

Unread postby Nannie » Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:38 pm

Thought i would post these photos of the lion stalking the BH and then comeing to a dead stop, even though it was in Botswana's Central Kalahari G.R.

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Re: Any sightings of brown hyena and bat eared fox in Kruger

Unread postby Pjw » Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:55 pm

I saw a brown hyena near Olifants camp about 17 years ago and never again :|
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Re: Any sightings of brown hyena and bat eared fox in Kruger

Unread postby adw » Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:20 pm

I think we need a spokesperson from KNP to tell us if these 2 animals exist in the park today. I know in the mid sixties a family of bat eared foxes was spotted near Shingwedzi. My old KNP books clearly state the bat eared foxes are/were firmly established in the northern section of KNP after this first sighting. :huh:
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Re: Any sightings of brown hyena and bat eared fox in Kruger

Unread postby Richprins » Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:08 pm

The answers are under the relevant threads!

Brown hyena was spotted very recently near Pafuri on an evening sort of drive...which sounds pretty reliable.

As for the rest...Bat eared are gone, I think! :twisted:

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Re: Hyaena, Brown

Unread postby joekin » Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:01 pm

all. i just found my copy of "kruger park guide" 8th edition printed in 1983, it states from the "last" sensus done in 1977 animal numbers were as follows:

Brown Hyena.....Fewer then 200
side stripped jackal......300

unless the <200 stopped breeding are were all killed there should still be a population, pity it doesn't mention which area these were counted in though or if it is just a estimate

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Re: Hyaena, Brown

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Thu Apr 29, 2010 3:32 pm

Both my Father and Granfather have told me they have seen Brown Hyeana in Kruger...(Together on the same trip)..They were regular visitors decades ago when they lived in Nelspruit...I'll have to get further information, as to the area and aproximate date.
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Re: Hyaena, Brown

Unread postby Richprins » Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:50 pm

Ja, joekin!

I think you'll find most rare smaller animals would have been listed as "less than" a certain number!


Definitely estimates...often purely from Rangers' annual and monthly reports.
That's not to say they were wrong...but a guesstimate is a guesstimate! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Hyaena, Brown

Unread postby Richprins » Tue May 04, 2010 6:26 pm

Pics from Kgalagadi 1977 :

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