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Brown Hyena :hmz:

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At first I thought brown hyena but think aardvark hunched position eating. :hmz: :hmz: :hmz:

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Got it!

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Lappetfaced vulture?

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Aardvark .. long pointed snout. Very dark but seems the right size and shape.

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Wonder how long KG is going to leave us hanging here .... :roll:

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Shape of an aardvark, colour of a brown hyena, could it be a mutation?? brownvark??? :hmz:

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Maybe not Aaardvark. How about Porcupine without its quills?
(I'm thinking porcupine mainly because of the head shape and body colour.)

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I go for very dark/dirty Honey badger.....maybe he/she found some non-red mud somewhere :hmz: :hmz:


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Guys I've changed my mind on this . It is not an Aardvark , and in fact it is not a mammal at all . It is a large raptor , either a vulture or an eagle .Its obviously quite dark - do Verraux's Eagle occur there ? His wings are slightly spread , and he is probably eating his prey .
In both pics , it is facing away from the camera .

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It is a large raptor , either a vulture or an eagle .Its obviously quite dark - do Verraux's Eagle occur there ? His wings are slightly spread , and he is probably eating his prey .
In both pics , it is facing away from the camera .


That's why my guess is "Lappetfaced Vulture". I don't think that Black Eagle occurs there. I think that in the second photo it is actually facing toward the camera, but its head behind the shrub (eating something). But a raptor - I'm certain.

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No,no not a raptor, look at 2nd picture,to many legs. Maybe my eyes are playing tricks on me, but I still say BH or aardvark.

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Stoffel , I also thought of Lappet Faced Vulture , but the " leggings " are thick and black , and thats why I would favour a Verraux's . Yes , it does not generally occur there , but it could be a rare visitor , and that may also be why KG had to consult his books to make sure .
Also , facing the camera , a Lappet's bare face and neck should probably be visible .
The " protrusion" on the right side , is clearly a slightly spread wing while he hunches over his meal .

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Look carefully at the background foliage... the pics have been taken from the same view point and the creature has moved quite a bit away from where it was in the first pic. So I don't think it is feeding or covering its prey.
Also KG did say he had to consult his books to ID this "animal"

Me I'm still :think: but the shape, size and curved back etc, still make me think porcupine

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Also still sticking with porcupine ....

KG - put us out of our misery!!! :twisted:

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