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Re: Antelope: Suni

Unread postby bentley » Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:57 am

Please correct me if this is not a suni...
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Re: Antelope: Suni

Unread postby brian schrenk » Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:28 pm

Hi Bently

The chap in your photo is a male Steenbok (Raphicerus campestris)
Quite a common specie throughout southern Africa.

The Suni however - limited to the very eastern side of africa - from northern Natal up through Mozambique and still north (that is if any still exists in these areas outside of protectorates)

(Will try to find my photos of Suni and post it on this thread)

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Unread postby anne-marie » Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:18 pm

:thumbs_up: Yes please brian and welcome to the forum :D
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Unread postby Boorgatspook » Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:44 pm

A warm welcome to the forums Brian! Looking forward to those photo's :wink:

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Unread postby bentley » Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:57 am

:slap: ..oh no. Thanks Brian and welcome to clan :wink:
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Unread postby bentley » Fri May 01, 2009 10:59 am

When we are at the park next week...will try my utmost bestest to get a pic for all of us to view :wink:
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Unread postby onewithnature » Sat Aug 15, 2009 5:07 am

Hi Brian

Did you ever find those pics: would love to see it (for a reason)! Thanks.
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Unread postby anne-marie » Sat Aug 15, 2009 7:27 am

:thumbs_up: please
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Unread postby onewithnature » Fri Aug 28, 2009 4:30 am

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Unread postby Richprins » Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:03 pm

We are not over-hasty in Nelspruit...Slowveld, you know! :lol:

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Unread postby onewithnature » Sat Dec 19, 2009 2:22 am

I'm 90% sure that, in August this year, my daughter and I saw a suni on the Mahonie Loop. It was definitely not a steenbok, nor a Sharpe's grysbok, including the juveniles. It was smaller than these and showed the characteristics and colour explained in mammal books. Unfortunately, we were so immobilised by the sight and prospect of what it most likely was, that, by the time I reached for my camera, the blighter calmly walked behind a giant mound.
We hung around for well over half-an-hour, slowly driving up and down to gt a pic, but it had disappeared without a trace. After more reflection, and eliminating contenders in that area, our only conclusion was that it must have been a suni!
We have since accepted it as one! 8) 8)
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Re: Antelope: Suni

Unread postby garrow » Sat Dec 19, 2009 9:22 am

Saw a suni and fawn cross road in front of car in one of the river beds on first gravel road which runs along the sabie river when you turn right after entering at kruger gate. This was many years ago

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Re: Antelope: Suni

Unread postby Oryx » Sat Dec 19, 2009 9:56 am

OWN, that could very well have been a Suni sighting. During the early 80`s a number of Suni were captured in KZN and eventually released in that area. The Mahonie loop would be the most likely place to see one.

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Unread postby onewithnature » Sat Dec 19, 2009 8:58 pm

Thank you, Oryx, for the prime info - that validates things for me!

Hi garrow - I didn't know they were found there; I'll be travelling that road more! Was it the S3?
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Re: Antelope: Suni

Unread postby weesy » Wed Dec 23, 2009 7:31 am

HI, am almost 100% certain of a suni sighting, on one of the loops just behind Berg n Dal, sorry have temporarily missplaced my maps, This would have been around 1996/7. Lived in Nelspruit and made so may day visits often and im ashamed now to say without a camera. I have always had a great facsination of all the little buck, have seen duiker, sharpes and steenbok. This though different and as per the books was a suni. Knew at the time something was different as so much smaller than the others but still deffinately an adult. Its one of my sightings i most regret not having a camera :cry: :cry: :wall:


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