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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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Please could someone help me identify what this is??
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Hi cath k this looks like a young male mountain reed buck Nice picture

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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:hmz: I don't think so, the horns seems to be straight :|

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cath k wrote:
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Grey (or Common) Duiker without a doubt.

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Hi all.

I am brand new to this forum and just love reading all the comments. The little antelope is a common duiker for sure. The little tail as well as the pre-orbital gland gave it away.

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Hi Roan,

Welcome to the forum! Good start with your ID...it just amazes me how so many people dont know how to ID a duiker, one of our most common antelopes. I guess people just take them for granted that they never actually look at them properly and the one day they do, they look confusing. Guess they are usually running and jumping away.

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cath k wrote:
Please could someone help me identify what this is??
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Hi cath k this looks like a young male mountain reed buck Nice picture



Radman you are only saying it looks like a mountain reedbuck because of the fact that Pretoriouskop is a hotspost for them. Its incidentally also a great area for duiker. You will see from a reference book that this is as different as an impala and springbok.

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Water Mongoose :hmz:
or Large Grey Mongoose :redface:


Awesome sighting and photograph Sharifa!

This looks like a large grey mongoose to me as well. Very great find for Kruger. Bergendal habitat would be right for this species and southern african mammal books I looked at suggest it occurs close to the southern tip of Kruger.

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Thanks for the welcome O-dog.

Yep, got a few duiker and bushbuck visiting my garden regularly. They are amazing little antelope if you take the time to watch and appreciate them.

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This buck looks like a Grey Rhebok. To large for a steenbok.


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@ Sharifa

Your mongoose is a Slender Mongoose. Take a look at the tail tip, that's your key. The black tip.


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I took this photo during my recent visit in Punda Maria (Safari Tent No 7). A few years ago, one would positively identify it as the Large-spotted Genet (the black tip of the tail used to be the "give away"). Lately "A Guide to the Mammals of Southern Africa - Burger Cillie" mentions that this species is now divided into two species - the mentioned "Large-spotted Genet" (Genetta tigrina) and the "Rusty-spotted Genet" (Genetta maculata). The mentioned book also shows a distribution map for the two species. And according to this map it appears that the Rusty-spotted Genet is the one to be found in Kruger (together with the Small-spotted Genet which is much more wide-spread through Southern Africa. But the one we saw in Punda (a total of 4) looks more like the Large-spotted Genet to me. Can somebody maybe give clarity on this?

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superb picture, superb Genet (Large-spotted Genet for me too) :clap:
but can't give you clarity... sorry :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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Roan wrote:
Thanks for the welcome O-dog.

Yep, got a few duiker and bushbuck visiting my garden regularly. They are amazing little antelope if you take the time to watch and appreciate them.


Wow...must be great to have a garden with visitors like that :thumbs_up:


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@ Sharifa

Your mongoose is a Slender Mongoose. Take a look at the tail tip, that's your key. The black tip.


No not true, Large Grey Mongoose also has black tip to the tail. Its a well known species up here in the Okavango. The experts here also say LGM. Look at other features as well apart from just the tip of the tail.

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o-dog wrote:
Roan wrote:
Thanks for the welcome O-dog.

Yep, got a few duiker and bushbuck visiting my garden regularly. They are amazing little antelope if you take the time to watch and appreciate them.


Wow...must be great to have a garden with visitors like that :thumbs_up:


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@ Sharifa

Your mongoose is a Slender Mongoose. Take a look at the tail tip, that's your key. The black tip.


No not true, Large Grey Mongoose also has black tip to the tail. Its a well known species up here in the Okavango. The experts here also say LGM. Look at other features as well apart from just the tip of the tail.


I have to agree, it's a LGM for sure.


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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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thanks for all this explanations :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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Hello!!
Please, I need help with this squirrel, because I doubt that kind can be treated.
During my trip I saw hundreds of Paraxerus cepapi, but this I found very different both morphologically and their ways.
You think that might be a Paraxerus palliatus or some other species?

Thank you very much.

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