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Re: Jackal kills Springbock in KTP

Unread postby Sharifa » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:17 pm

Amazing sight. Definitely not for the faint hearted. Very well captured :thumbs_up:

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Re: Jackal kills Springbock in KTP

Unread postby Afkpuz » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:44 pm

flying cheetah wrote:What a great sighting and also great video and pics Afkpuz :clap: :clap:
Amazing that the second Jackal never joined in to help, maybe the Jackal killing the Springbok was the dominant male :hmz:
It also would be interesting what caused the injuries at the Springbok in the first place, I don't think it was done by the Jackal..


Hi, i actually think the jackal who killed the springbock was the female...

Also, we were informed by a gentleman driving up north that there was an injured springbock being followed by jackals, so we think that initially he wasn´t wounded by the jackal.

thanks for the feedback everyone,

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Re: Jackal kills Springbock in KTP

Unread postby p@m » Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:27 pm

Hello Afkpuz -- I'm sure Jannie will chime in here when he's not so busy, but as far as I am aware, a jackal will try to hamstring its prey (or sever the achilles tendon) so that it cannot run away. Then it is just a matter or tiring it out until it collapses. The only positive for us humans is knowing that the adrenalin levels of that springbuck were so highy that it felt minimal pain :(

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Re: Jackal kills Springbock in KTP

Unread postby anne-marie » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:34 pm

interesting "incident", thanks for reporting
but I can't see the video... sorry :redface:

I saw, some days ago a young Gnou with a brocken leg (rear), the bone was out :shock:
maybe the next victim :?
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Leopard kills a Bat-eared Fox (Video)

Unread postby Afkpuz » Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:58 pm

Good evening everyone.

KTP has been really good to my friend MArio and me on our last trip this January.

It seems we stumbled upon a formely unkown Leopard which we met twice, one time together with Miera ( as mentioned in the Leopard identification topic).

The time we met "her" (i´ll assume it is a female for now) she was lying next to the road at the intersection with the lower dune road ( almost same spot as the encounter together with Miera).
After a while she went up on the ridge, sniffing here and there from time to time, while moving down south.
She eventually crossed the road and moved up to the other riverside, where she spotted a bat-eared fox and killed it.

She then took it under a tree and began to eat it.

It was a very intense experience, which somehow we managed to get on video.

Please excuse the rather excited german chatter in this...

Here you go:

[video]http://youtu.be/agQ77yXVFkU?hd=1[/video]

best regards,

Denis

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Re: Leopard kills a Bat-eared Fox (Video)

Unread postby Daffy » Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:11 am

Awesome video of a once in a lifetime sighting Denis. I can understand the excited voices. I know it's nature but can't help feeling sorry for the Fox. Thank you for sharing this thrilling event.
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Re: Leopard kills a Bat-eared Fox (Video)

Unread postby Rookie » Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:26 am

She must be very young as she has not quite learnt the art of killing quickly. I have seen a female leopard in Sabi Sands kill a full grown male impala quicker than this! :cry:

Wonder if it is the mother or father of the baby foxes that were seen in the area during Dec? :hmz: :hmz:
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Re: Leopard kills a Bat-eared Fox (Video)

Unread postby icurrie » Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:44 pm

WOW :big_eyes: thank you so much for sharing!!!
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Re: Leopard kills a Bat-eared Fox (Video)

Unread postby Div » Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:15 pm

:clap: :clap:

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Re: Leopard kills a Bat-eared Fox (Video)

Unread postby flying cheetah » Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:27 pm

What a special sighting! And the leopard even walked towards you with the prey :dance:
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Re: Leopard kills a Bat-eared Fox (Video)

Unread postby picnic » Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:31 pm

:shock: Nice :thumbs_up: Afkpuz

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Re: Jackal kills Springbock in KTP

Unread postby picnic » Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:03 pm

:shock: All by himself. :whistle:

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Re: Leopard kills a Bat-eared Fox (Video)

Unread postby mistral » Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:40 pm

Excellent video!!!! - what camera were you using?

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Spotted in KTP Videos

Unread postby africatravelchannel » Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:40 pm

Early morning Cheetah kill at Leeudril.

[video]http://youtu.be/-5MbD3l7oNM[/video]

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Re: Spotted in KTP Videos

Unread postby africatravelchannel » Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:52 pm

Lions at Houmoed Dam

[video]http://youtu.be/U-pTVyyPuYA[/video]


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