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 Post subject: Re: Spoor Quiz (RV)
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:05 pm 
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Well three options here:

1. It is the five digit Sausage tree hyrax.

2. You need to learn to express yourself better! :tongue:

3. It is the Aardvark.

Pick your choice!
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 Post subject: Re: Spoor Quiz (RV)
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No! I was in Kruger thats why :lol:

I'll go for baboon....

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G@mespotter wrote:
No! I was in Kruger thats why :lol:



And now you better stop reminding us of that! :evil: :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Spoor Quiz (RV)
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Vervet?? although i doubt it...

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 Post subject: Re: Spoor Quiz (RV)
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Apologies for the delay; I was inadvertently AWOL for a week. Missed you all.

It is indeed a learning-to-express-myself-better-five-digit-Sausage-tree-hyrax-aardvark.

:thumbs_up: YOU'RE IT, Imberbe. :clap:

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Guys a wonderfull quiz!

Lets see what Imberbe comes up with.

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 Post subject: Re: Spoor Quiz (RV)
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Guides in SANParks have to study the spoor they see very carefully. Should they find rhino spoor, that rings especially true.

If the two side toes fall outside the circumference of the big pad, they will follow the spoor. Should they however fall inside, they will walk the other way.

Explain ...

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 Post subject: Re: Spoor Quiz (RV)
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:hmz: the way you put the info i would suggest the following..

white rhino is the bigger nephew of the black rhino. they weigh more and thus the toes will be more splayed out due to the weight.

so a track with the side toes falling outside the circumference of the big pad is most probably a white rhino. a white rhino inhabits more open areas wich is suitable terrain to walk in. white rhinos are less agressive then black rhinos. when disturbed white rhinos normally run away and turn around and investigate from a safe distance.

Black rhino is smaller, lighter and inhabits more wooded areas. not ideal for taking guests..
the black rhino is lighter and the side toes will fall inside the circumference of the big pad.
this species is know for the agressiveness. when disturbed they often come towards the source of disturbance to 'sort the problem out' themselves. making them dangerous to follow, especially with the thicker bush which gives less visibility.
all together not safe to track a black rhino..

that is what i would guess.....

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 Post subject: Re: Spoor Quiz (RV)
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Great answer!!

Imberbe??

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No one disagrees??? :huh:

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I can only disagree if I don't agree - and I don't know enough to agree! :|

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 Post subject: Re: Spoor Quiz (RV)
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i dont think i will disagree... :lol:

was just a guess.......

now all the :shock: are on you Imberbe for the right answer!

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 Post subject: Re: Spoor Quiz (RV)
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I do not disagree either! :lol: :thumbs_up:

SANParks guides have instruction not to follow Black Rhino.

JVD ...

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 Post subject: Re: Spoor Quiz (RV)
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thanks Imberbe :D

Because i wont be on the forum a lot for the coming 3 weeks, i will post ask an easy question and ask Imberbe to point out the first right answer.

Question:
By only looking at an elephant track in which 2 ways can you determine its direction?

Enjoy, i will be back later.

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