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Can you ID...........

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:38 pm

The following picstures were taken by a guests close to rooiputs, after a while we did get to ID the animal. I thought it might be nice to put it out there to see if the mites can Id the animal.....the only catch is you need to tell us why you say it is the animal you think it is :whistle:

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:48 pm

:hmz:

:doh:

Is the second pic of its front side?
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Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:54 pm

Yip..... :hmz:
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:03 pm

I will be a while - going to page through all my books :twisted:
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Re: Can you ID...........

Unread postby Lee Slabber » Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:06 pm

This could be embarrassing but I will go with a male ostrich. Certainly not an asiatic bear! :redface:

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Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:09 pm

Lee...

You will not be the only one who might think it is a bear, there has been some of the camp staff which also thought it is a bear.

DB- We also consulted the books to ID the animal.
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Re: Can you ID...........

Unread postby Lee Slabber » Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:22 pm

Could it be a honey badger? It is the two tone colour that would make me guess this, although the size does not seem right.

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Unread postby Siobain » Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:27 pm

Well at least YOU know what it is! (it would be very frustrating never finding out) :think:

From the back I agree with Lee, it looks as though it could be a Honey Badger. From the side perhaps a little more like a Tasmanian devil. :eviltreath:
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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:37 pm

It looks to be about the size and 'shape' of a HB, but the colouration is out.
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:50 pm

I am thinking it is a dual type chap. You know like guy in one of Shakespeare's plays, half donkey, half man ... this guy in the pics is half platypus - the rear end.

Seriously; don't laugh now ... I am going to go with porcupine ....
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Unread postby Philip1 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:59 pm

Lee Slabber wrote:This could be embarrassing but I will go with a male ostrich. Certainly not an asiatic bear! :redface:


:think: Agree with Lee.......Ostrich. Look like feathers on the body. (A Bird?) :hmz:
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Unread postby bruce mitchell » Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:05 pm

I think a male ostrich in the crouch, touch, pause, engage position!

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Unread postby gb225450 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:57 pm

It does seem to have the shape of bat eared fox (without the ears) and the head of a pangolin but honey badger would have been my first thought.........
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Unread postby okie » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:28 pm

Looks like an aarvark to me , typical hunched shape , although colourwise somewhat dark :hmz:
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Re: Can you ID...........

Unread postby DinkyBird » Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:01 pm

I hope KG is offering a prize for the correct answer (IF mine is the correct one :naughty: ). A prize like a few free nights in KTP :dance:
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