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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:14 pm 
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The Cape Mole Rat (Georychus capensis) is a species of mole rat found in the southwestern and southern parts of the Cape of Good Hope Province in South Africa. It the only species in the genus Georychus.


The Cape Dune Mole Rat (Bathyergus suillus) is a species of rodent in the Bathyergidae family. It is endemic to South Africa.

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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Reedbuck?

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Tsessebe or Red Hartebeest?

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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Southern Reedbuck & Tsessebe.

I believe this is from KNP which means that Red Hartebeest is definitely out of the question. None in the KNP.

Beautiful pics! :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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That is correct PL..only Tssessebe in Kruger . Hartebeest are found in drier higher areas like Addo, Mt Zebra Karoo, Kalagadi and (Etosha) and are red in colour with a distinct darker saddle and different horns completely.

I go with Reedbuck but the colors of the pic looks exactly like the rarer (in Kruger) Mt Reedbuck ..The thin horns on the left young male are diagnostic Reedbuck


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Now - seen in my favourite unmentionable near Meyerton. What was this?

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Now that's the Red Hartebeest! :thumbs_up:


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Guinea Pig, look at the horns. You'll see that, seen from the side, the red/Lichtenstein hartebeest has "7"-shaped horns, while that of the Tsessebe is "flat".

Nice sightings, both of them. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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The Hartebeest in your pic is a female...thin horns

Lichtensteins Hartebeest are best seen around Klopperfontein Dam and on the Northern Plains 4x4 trail on the Vlakteplaas rangers section near the Antelope camp


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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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Hi all I am new here, very passionate about wildlife, could someone please identify this rodent for me? Pic taken in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (South African side) between Twee Rivieren and Nossob :D thanks a lot in advance!
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A Whistling Rat?

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I saw this little bokkie along Darling Hills Road in October 2010. I saw it only for at the most a few seconds as it crossed the road and disappeared into the bush. At the time, I'd thought it was a steenbok, but now looking at my few pix (shot through the windscreen, hence the poor quality), I'm thinking that it may rather be a Cape grysbok, since the coat seems to be flecked and it lacks the ligher belly of the steenbok.

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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Arks, I would agree with cape grysbok :thumbs_up:

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I would love people's opinion. This sparked off a debate a few years back. Is this a Lichtensteins, or Tsessebe?

It was taken on the Voortrekker road, close to Pretorius Kop.

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My camera was brand new and my hands were shaking so much that I really did not get a good look.

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Definitely Tsessebe!


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could it be a Brants' Whistling Rat (or Woosnam's Desert Rat) ?
short tail, round ear, white circle eyes :hmz:

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