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 Post subject: Re: Can you ID...........
Unread postPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:52 am 
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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



Yes , he did say " animal " , and that can be anything belonging in the Animal Kingdom , as against the Plant Kingdom :naughty: :)
Besides , I would assume that KG would be very well familiar with any MAMMAL occuring in KTP and certainly would then not have to consult any reference books to ID it , but a bird may fly over a long distance from anywhere :whistle:

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:) I'm still thinking animal,.... so it could be a very young brown hyena cub going with the size. And shape.
Come on KG put us out of our misery :)

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I think KG has gone on holiday :whistle:

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I think KG has gone on holiday :whistle:


Nope, I think he just likes making you wait and think and use your imagination some more - plus he has a :tongue: sense of humour :wink:

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After much debate we reckon it has to be a honey badger.


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Hi there all,

Yip....it sure was/is a difficult one due to colouration the 'hump' on the back.

In the park between Section ranger, Tourism manager and me we came to an agreement that it is a Honey Badger.

Have a look at the first picture the feet, it should be a giveaway, colouration....it might be slightly more black than normal, these things do happen

The feet.
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We are 99,9% sure it is a honey badger, the picture will be forwarded to our Kimberley office for 100% confirmation.

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Thanks Jannie - that was fun and we learnt something :clap:

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Pleasure,

I think I will take some very close-up pictures of animals and then see if we could I.D. them. I must say I want to thank Bibronsgecko which phoned me and said it was a Honey badger - the first thing she saw was the feet and she assisted with extra pictures of the feet to be able to show you guys.

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Nice one KG. Thanks for posting that. Things aren't always what they seem.

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Very well done guys :clap: :clap: You know , at one stage I even wanted to suggest a stray " Yeti " :doh:

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Yip well done to all,

Lets start the game......... :twisted:

The following animal you might not find in KTP, at least I have not seen or heard of any sighting in the park, BUT it is also a good challange....a last one before we go into 2013.

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Civet :hmz:

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Civet !

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:think: Civet.

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:hmz: :hmz:Civet, I think.

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