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Jackals and foxes of the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:43 pm

I think we all enjoy the ever present Black-backed Jackals sightings that take advantage of many different situations that can scavenge or they can hunt and can eat almost anything.

The Bat-eared fox foraging for two their favourite foods- beetle larvae and harvester termites.

and the elegant Cape Fox with a large bushy tail and is the only true fox found in Southern Africa.

I open the thread and hopefully everybody can upload images,tell some stories, where they spotted them and may be lucky to photograph the youngsters.

Jackal drinking at Cubitje Quap

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Bat-eared fox kiss - between Leeudril and Rooiputs

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Cape Fox - near Rooibrak

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Re: Jackals and foxes of the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:13 pm

Tx Guys :D

Cubitje Quap

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Near Rooiputs

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Re: Jackals and foxes of the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Tony T » Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:34 pm

Hi Jan,
Caught this Black Backed late afternoon. The light was just right. On my way back to Nossob after a very successful game drive.

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Reminds me of a story. Years ago near TR we came across a BBJ who was in a bad way. He had a wire snare around his neck. He probably had walked into a trap on one of the surrounding farms.
We got hold of the ranger at TR and went to the place we had last seen the poor animal. It was no longer there. He asked us to help him track it. We bumped into Dr Gus Mills, who happened to be in the area too. We all piled into his Cruiser, went to fetch a tracker and proceeded to follow the spoor.
Sadly we did not find the poor animal but this event will stay with me for as long as I live. To be with people who have done so much for conservation and to experience a bushman tracker in action.
On a later trip Dr Mills when asked, said that they had later come across the BBJ by chance, still alive and had put it down.
Apologies to those who have heard this story before.
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Re: Jackals and foxes of the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:16 pm

Great story with a sad ending...thanks for sharing

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Re: Jackals and foxes of the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:36 pm

Tx Matthys

Near Twee rivieren

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On patrol near Nossob

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Re: Jackals and foxes of the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:35 pm

Tx Philip

We spotted the Goshawks attacking the poor Fox near Leeudril

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and he escape and running for his life...

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Re: Jackals and foxes of the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:28 pm

Tx for the comments

Surly there must be some great sightings and images.......please upload and share. :hmz:

The baby yawn.....

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Re: Jackals and foxes of the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Goronta » Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:56 pm

:cam: A nice jackal close to Kielikrankie in july 2011
I'm quite sure he (she ?) was living close to Kieli camp !

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Re: Jackals and foxes of the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Goronta » Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:19 pm

A nice(and very sad) beggar :redface: at dawn in august 2011 in Gharagab

He was waiting for food as we were having a nice dinner.

It's a shame people feed them ! :sniper:

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Re: Jackals and foxes of the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:52 pm

Great sightings Goronta


Drinking at Houmoed

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Re: Jackals and foxes of the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:08 pm

Great image RolfB

Cape Fox near Rooiputs

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Re: Jackals and foxes of the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Goronta » Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:23 pm

August 2011, drinking at Gharagab waterhole

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Carpe diem

2014:
Golden Gate july 25th-27th,
Cambedoo july 30th-31th,
MZNP august 1st-4th,
Addo august 5-8th,
Tsitsikamma Storms River Mouth august 9th-11th ,Ebb and Flow : 12th-15th
Bontebok:16-17th
Agulhas:18th

2015 : KTP booked

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Re: Jackals and foxes of the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:40 pm

Great image and reflection Goronta

Scratching .....

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Re: Jackals and foxes of the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Johann » Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:21 pm

Two of my favourite jackal pics from KTP.
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Re: Jackals and foxes of the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:50 pm

Great sightings Johan

The baby pose

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