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Antelope: Sharpe's Grysbok

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Re: Antelope: Sharpe's Grysbok

Unread postby Patto » Tue Sep 07, 2010 5:49 pm

I have photos of the Sharpe's Grysbok, but due to work website restrictions am unable to post them. If somebody would be kind enough to pm me their email address, I will be happy to forward the two pics onto you and ask that you post them for me.

For those of you that know the road, the sighting was just after crossing the dry riverbed, heading in the Skukuza direction.

OWN, we were also baffled and had thought that it was an odly sized and coloured Steenbok, but on inspection of our mammal book, we got the Sharpe's Grysbok ID.

Was very chuffed with the sighting!
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Re: Antelope: Sharpe's Grysbok

Unread postby Elsa » Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:51 am

Here are Patto's Sharpes Grysbok pics

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Re: Antelope: Sharpe's Grysbok

Unread postby Leeukos » Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:42 pm

This picture was taken near Sirheni. Could not get a better photo as the next one was as it dashed away.

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Re: Antelope: Sharpe's Grysbok

Unread postby ndloti » Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:33 am

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I often see them in Shingwedzi area .
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Re: Antelope: Sharpe's Grysbok

Unread postby granjan » Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:25 pm

Seen on the Mahonie loop 3/9/11.

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Re: Antelope: Sharpe's Grysbok

Unread postby gmlsmit » Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:40 am

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Re: Mammal ID Needed?

Unread postby bondm » Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:22 pm

Hi, I've just returned from my latest Kruger trip and as always had some great sitings. This antelope was by the river dirt road to Mingerhouts dam.
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I think it is a Grysbok but not sure. I did see some Grysbok near Punda Maria, where one expects to see them, but I have never seen them anywhere else in the park. bondm UK

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Re: Mammal ID Needed?

Unread postby saraf » Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:24 pm

Almost certainly a Sharpe's Grysbok. Never heard of them that far south before but it's not impossible.
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Re: Antelope: Sharpe's Grysbok

Unread postby shortcourse » Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:56 am

Sighted a sharpe's grysbok on the main road to Olifants last week - also saw 3 round Shingwedzi and 1 near Punda Maria!!!

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Re: Antelope: Sharpe's Grysbok

Unread postby Elsa » Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:57 pm

A little one seen on the Mahonie loop in 2010.

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Re: Antelope: Sharpe's Grysbok

Unread postby sandeep » Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:18 am

My third sighting of Sharpe's Grysbok, but the first time that I managed to photograph one of them. This is close to Punda Maria

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Re: Antelope: Sharpe's Grysbok

Unread postby Grantmissy » Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:38 pm

Thank you Sandeep for posting this great photo of your special sighting :thumbs_up: .

We have seen a few of them during our Kruger visits over the years, mainly in the Punda Maria/Shingwedzi area.
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Re: Antelope: Sharpe's Grysbok

Unread postby sandeep » Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:45 pm

Thanks.

I have never seen them in/ around Shingwedzi despite all my trips there. Only seen them around Punda Maria

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Re: Antelope: Sharpe's Grysbok

Unread postby Thebi » Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:00 pm

It is named after Sir Arthur Sharpe who descirbed the first recorded specimen from Malawi.

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Re: Antelope: Sharpe's Grysbok

Unread postby Grantmissy » Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:08 pm

That is interesting Thebi. The few sightings, that I probably can count on my one hand, that we have had of them we noticed that they are shy, jittery and disappear quickly. Sometimes we have seen them just for a few seconds. It is difficult to take a photo of them and the photo taken by Sandeep is a good one :thumbs_up:
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