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Re: Rhino wounds - what are they?

Unread postby oddesy » Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:29 pm

Oxpeckers are strange in that they are basically liquid feeders in that they drink the blood from the wounds of the animals on which they perch :? :thumbs_up:

just one other thing I thought of is that the wound is called a myiasis, which is just the general term given to the infection caused by the larvae of the fly that penetrates the skin.
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Re: Rhino wounds - what are they?

Unread postby Mars » Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:45 pm

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Re: Rhino wounds - what are they?

Unread postby Joao » Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:50 pm

You were indeed very lucky to see a black rhino and therefor all of the comments are applicable.

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Re: Rhino wounds - what are they?

Unread postby Mars » Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:51 pm

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Re: Rhino wounds - what are they?

Unread postby RUMURUTI » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:01 pm

Mars, if I'm not wrong those are mating wounds. Rhino's tend to be rather rough when mating and you often see the females with such wounds on both sides.
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Re: Rhino wounds - what are they?

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:27 pm

GReat sighting Mars, irrespective of the 'wounds'.

I have been to Kruger twenty twice and have yet to see my first blackie there :mrgreen:
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Re: Rhino wounds - what are they?

Unread postby Junkie » Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:51 pm

Great sightings Mars :D and I am sorry to be the one to say this :wall: , but surely we shouldn't be specifying where rhino's are seen in the knp, because they are being poached???

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Re: Black Rhino

Unread postby buffalo_soldier » Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:33 pm

We met this Blackie 4 weeks ago . It was an amazing feeling. It was so close to our car that we could here the chewing of the branches and leaves.........

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Re: Black Rhino

Unread postby Richman » Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:56 pm

This was my 1st sighting of Black Rhino in the Kruger , taken on 11/7/ 2009 .
A few weeks later and he was killed by Lions.

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Re: Black Rhino

Unread postby Spinnekop » Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:35 pm

Why is this boy so thin? I was very sad on my recent visit that we didn't see a SINGLE Rhino (black or white). Went to Orpen & Satara, is this strange?

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Re: Black Rhino

Unread postby Richman » Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:57 am

Spinnekop , He was very old :( , on his last legs so to speak ....
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Re: Black Rhino

Unread postby Spinnekop » Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:30 am

Not often nowadays that you hear of a Rhino dying of old age. Still sad but better than being killed for your horn.

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Re: Black Rhino

Unread postby Vlakvarkvrou » Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:17 pm

29 November 2011 in the KNP

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Re: Black Rhino

Unread postby adw » Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:16 pm

My good fortune with black rhinos continues.
During my just completed trip in November I was blessed with 2 sightings of this magnificent creature.
One I was able to photograph and the second one scampered off before I could pick my camera up.
This one below was photographed late in the evening as I was driving back to camp.
It was overcast and the light was very weak.
Out the corner of my eye I saw this rhino in the distance walking towards the road when I realised it was a blackie.
He/she kept coming closer and I kept clicking away.
When it realised something was in its way (my 4x4) it snorted and charged my vehicle.
When it realised the car was not moving out the way, it stopped in its tracks, snorted and turned around and disappeared back into the bush.
My day was made, my trip was made.

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These two sightings brought my total sightings of black rhinos over the past 13 months to 8 of which 7 have been photographed.
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Re: Black Rhino

Unread postby JenB » Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:13 am

"Our" big boy. I still get the chills just thinking of this sighting. :)
BTW, it was SO's birthday pressie. :twisted:

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