Skip to content

SANParks.org Forums

View unanswered posts | View active topics






Post new topic Reply to topic  Page 2 of 2
 [ 18 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: What kind of Track is this?
Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:37 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:39 pm
Posts: 55
bushbob wrote:
I would say with near certainty that it is a snake. It is just too typical for a snake track. It is exactly the same width all along. why it just stops i dont know; but maybe if a car track went over both ends if the snake twisted leaving only that track that we see.

But definitely a snake track of some sort in my opinion


That would be one heck of a snake if it was, that track was beeeg. Rock python? What else could get that size?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What kind of Track is this?
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:20 am 
Offline
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger

Joined: Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:20 am
Posts: 1046
This is our snake track taken on the Red Rocks Loop - sadly we missed seeing the snake which created it!

Image

_________________
NO TO TRADE IN RHINO HORN!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What kind of Track is this?
Unread postPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 9:43 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:00 pm
Posts: 325
Location: Cape Town
Riverrat wrote:
It's an ellie who dragged it's trunk for a short while scenting the road surface: You'll see it suddenly starts with no entry onto the road, and no exit. It's also slightly irregular in movement, not completely rhythmic like a snake-track. The 2 tracks are made by the 2 "phalanx" fingers at the tip of it's trunk which it uses to hold small twigs or items. Compare the distance between the 2 tracks relative to the car-tracks it's placed on. There were probably elephant foot-prints next to the existing car-tracks too but these could have been driven over by subsequent vehicles.



What Riverrat said, seen them meandering down the roads, they drop their trunks for a while then lift them again leaving these marks.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group

Webcams Highlights

Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Submitted by KaliCA at 07:32:30 Submitted by teddy_rsa at 09:53:55 Submitted by Mellory at 10:01:11 Submitted by VicRob at 05:50:04