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 Post subject: Re: Tut : Sable spotting 101 for dummies (actually Wild@Hear
Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:21 am 
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W@H ... proof Sable live in Kruger :roll:

Mahonie Loop, one of four:
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The following on H1-2, in the Nwatindlopfu river bed. (the ones with stripes are NOT Sable)
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Excellent DB! Now if there were just some KNP landmarks in the background...
I know the nay-sayer in W@H will question where these were taken.

But, I'll vouch for DB on the authenticity of these! She has more than enough first hand sightings of Sable in KNP. I was with her and Neil on Madlabantu when we spotted sable there!

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Wee jy!

I've seen caracal, serval, cheetah .. hunting as well .. general game .. white tail mongoose, honey badger even Verraux Eagle (not owl) as well as a long tailed mongoose with a Martial Eagle backpack in KNP .. so clearly sticking my head in the cooler box works! And if Sable were in KNP .. I would have seen them as well .. :P :twisted:


Mmmmmm.... the ice in your cooler box made some interesting patterns I see. :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: Tut : Sable spotting 101 for dummies (actually Wild@Hear
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Those aren't sable those are Damara Dik Dik


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 Post subject: Re: Tut : Sable spotting 101 for dummies (actually Wild@Hear
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DinkyBird wrote:
(the ones with stripes are NOT Sable)



:lol: :lol: :lol:


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That first one is someone's pet ... like I told you last time .. see it even has a dog .. cat .. bok collar tag on :P

The other ones were spotted on a game farm outside of Kruger .. I know that cause I've seen them there as well :twisted: :twisted:

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Those aren't sable those are Damara Dik Dik
:hmz: Most interesting pops, thanks for that pointer. Looks like we need to refer back to Eliz's pic after all :slap: (Or do you mean the ones with stripes? :doh: )

I see you are correct JacoV ... he is still an unbeliever :roll:

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Not unbeliever .. realist and sane :P

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W@H you can't be a realist and sane at the same time. It's called multitasking and if my observations are correct then you have a problem


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to spot the rare black antelope one must prepare 8)
The human body is not easily ready to spot this rare specimen!
To spot the Black Magic one must consume Black Label while driving on the s36

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 Post subject: Re: Tut : Sable spotting 101 for dummies (actually Wild@Hear
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You'll have to invite me to come along W@H. I've seen sable on every visit I've had to the park (and twice last time!).....


Watch that I'll have just jinxed myself for August!!! :doh:

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All this help W@H :dance:

C211111, W@H only drinks orange juice; clearly a problem in his sable quest.

Gemma, I think you will be going to Kruger before August once W@H reads your post :whistle:

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@pops - If you mean am I musketeer .. yes .. indeed .. I can multitask where it matters ... Drive with my head in the coolerbox :)

@cheetah2111 ... I don't drink tea .. and the S36 only has caracal on it :twisted:

@Gemma T .. Impossible .. Sable became extinct in KNP in the 80's coincidently the last time I saw sable in KNP :lol:

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Sable became extinct in KNP in the 80's coincidently the last time I saw sable in KNP :lol:


Could be true - that was when I last saw Sable in KNP (would need to look up old notes to see if I noted where; possibly not, as first visit and pretty green!). Will never forget, as we saw them agaist a pink early-evening sky. Knew that it was a pretty special sighting as was told so by mosij who is pretty experienced and knowledgeable.

(I know the tone of this thread is humorous, not to be taken too seriously, but couldn`t resist sharing as the sighting had such an impact on me :redface:


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 Post subject: Re: Tut : Sable spotting 101 for dummies (actually Wild@Hear
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Scot, thanks for sharing, it does sound very special. And we need all the help for W@H we can get :thumbs_up:

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