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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Steenbok
Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:20 pm 
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Location: Marloth,is where i want to be.
These little guys even get chased off by kori bustards.

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Steenbok
Unread postPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 8:00 pm 
Really unique pic, Nannie! :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Steenbok
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The couple who also watched this said they had seen it happen before. Wonder why?


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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Steenbok
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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Steenbok
Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:23 pm 
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This couple near Vutomi dam!

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Steenbok
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I love these beautiful buddies :D

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Just before he bolted, along the s114. I have seen up to 17 on one day in the Satara area :shock:

What one should do, is stop at a steenbokkie. Switch off the car and follow these small guys though your binocs for 2 minutes or so. Makes you appreciate them more :D It is fascinating to read and learn about these beauts, their way of living will put many human to shame :wink:

They are extremely fast, and alert... Love them :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Steenbok
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:02 pm 
For remarkable Steenbok mating foreplay, check here! :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Steenbok
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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Steenbok
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during our recent stay at KNP, one guide told us that steenbok sleep with their eyes open, sometimes confusing predators who believe they have been spotted...a quick google search delivered no proof for this claim...so just another example of a not-so-well-educated KNP guide?

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 Post subject: Steenbok and 'ticks'.
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Hi, I have just returned from my latest trip to the Kruger Park and noticed quite q few Steenbok with ticks. I also saw one Steenbok with a large dark patch around one eye. Is this a natural colouration or an unpleasant affliction? Does it affect their eyesight? (The first two pictures are of the same animal.)
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The next 2 pictures shows Steenbok with several ticks evident.
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Obviously those wonderful Oxpeckers keep most animals free of parasites but I have never seen an Oxpecker on a Steenbok. Are Steenboks immune to the diseases transmitted by ticks and just accept the loss of a small amount of blood.
I have also seen lions with heavy infestations of ticks which certainly didn't seem in the best of health.
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 Post subject: Re: Steenbok and 'ticks'.
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Uggggh if its one thing I really hate its a TICK especially those grey ones yuck! I feel sorry for that little steenbokkie shame :(

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 Post subject: Re: Steenbok and 'ticks'.
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The smallest antelope on which Oxpeckers regularly feed is Impala. They don't frequent steenbok. Steenbok will however groom themselves and remove ticks.

Often a heavy tick infestation is either due to a natural abundance of ticks in the environment or a sign of ill health of the animal. However ticks are a normal part of the ecosystems and animals are able to manage quite well with some ticks on them. The mere presence of ticks does not indicate that an animals is in trouble.

This animal does not seem to be particularly heavily invested.

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