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 Post subject: Jackals and foxes of the Kgalagadi
Unread postPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:43 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Jackals and foxes of the Kgalagadi
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Lovely pic's of the Jacki's :whistle: :whistle:

The more i look at TR's and photo's of the Kgalagadi, the more :sori: i am that i have not been there :doh:

Thanks to you and all other Mites, it has been an eye opener :thanx:

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 Post subject: Re: Jackals and foxes of the Kgalagadi
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Cubitje Quap

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Near Rooiputs

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 Post subject: Re: Jackals and foxes of the Kgalagadi
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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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 Post subject: Re: Jackals and foxes of the Kgalagadi
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Great story with a sad ending...thanks for sharing

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 Post subject: Re: Jackals and foxes of the Kgalagadi
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Great thread and marvelous photos :clap: , thanks Jan van Wyk and also to you, Tony T.

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 Post subject: Re: Jackals and foxes of the Kgalagadi
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Near Twee rivieren

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On patrol near Nossob

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 Post subject: Re: Jackals and foxes of the Kgalagadi
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Great photos :mrgreen:
:clap: They look so cuddly and cute :clap:

Thanks to you all :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Jackals and foxes of the Kgalagadi
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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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Jan and Tony your pics are awesome :clap: :clap: :clap:

Thanks for sharing :thumbs_up:

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WoW - Thanks for these awesome pictures :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Jackals and foxes of the Kgalagadi
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Jan v Wyk and Tony T :thumbs_up:

Thanks for sharing your great photos :clap: :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Jackals and foxes of the Kgalagadi
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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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 Post subject: Re: Jackals and foxes of the Kgalagadi
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That must have been awesome to watch :mrgreen: Wow :clap: :clap:

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