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 Post subject: Caracal Kill I.D.
Unread postPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 11:11 am 
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springbok? way too big for a hare...of course, the cat might not have killed this animal but simply come across its carcass...

by the way: don't be confused by the colour of the fur, this was shot after heavy rains


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 Post subject: Re: Caracal Kill I.D.
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Steenbok?

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 Post subject: Re: Caracal Kill I.D.
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Springbok lamb would be my guess......... :thumbs_up:

Great sighting by the way....... :thumbs_up:

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:thumbs_up: tx 4 sharing!
Looking forward to our trip in a couple of days :D

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 Post subject: Re: Caracal Kill I.D.
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With those ballerina hoofs maybe a klipspringer.

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I have no idea but what a WOW sighting!


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 Post subject: Re: Caracal Kill I.D.
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Anyway Caracal will be able to bring down animals seized Goats, Sheeps but also Springbocks. Those Cats have enormorous Power. Therefor the Carcass you saw might be brought down by the caracal next to it.

No Steenbock no Klipspringer, they are to small. I guess this kill was done in Addo or Kruger. Maybe it could be a Bushbock. Check out the Fur it´s Red with White dots. And then look at the right hand side, you will be able to see the worns. Which are straight and pointet.

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That is red Kalahari sand!

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 Post subject: Re: Caracal Kill I.D.
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I would either go for Addo. But we should ask ICE. Where was this taken?

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That looks like a Caracal with a nice Steenbok kill somewhere in the Kgalagadi. :hmz:

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sorry, should have mentioned it: this was shot in KTP, otherwise I would not have posted it here in the arid section

btw: I am also irritated by the hoofs


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here is another one, with just the kill, from another angle

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way too big for a steenbok ,if you ask me


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at the very right bootom, is this actually a hoof?


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 Post subject: Re: Caracal Kill I.D.
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My guess would be a young springbok.

I have seen a photo of a caracal that killed an adult Impala, so defintately possible. I cant remember where I saw it, but it was quite a few years ago.

Great sighting btw :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Caracal Kill I.D.
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We saw the same sighting. This was the Sunday. The kill was made on the Saturday. We first saw it about 100m from Houmoed the Saturday morning. I is a very young springbok. The prey were not yet swollen the Saturday.

I do not know how to post pics but there are nice pkotos of this sigthing posted by me on http://www.aboutthebush.com under "The Breathtaking Caracal"

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