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 Post subject: Re: The white lions of Kruger
Unread postPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 4:53 pm 
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I saw this albino kudu between Tshokwane and Satara back in 1984.

Imagine a white lion taking down a white kudu - the ultimate 'kill'!

Imagine getting that photo!!

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 Post subject: Re: The white lions of Kruger
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:big_eyes: nice didn't think that kudu would have made it that far because he will be very noticeable for any predator

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 Post subject: Re: The white lions of Kruger
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(Albino Kudu in KNP)
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: Great - once in a lifetime!!

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Kudu
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We saw this Kudu between Olifants and Letaba (Near von Wielliechs baobab) in December. He left his 'hat' on. A mud cake, complete with grass, stuck between his horns. He was trying his best to get it off by rubbing against the branches. I wonder what happened and if it eventually dried? What was he thinking??
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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Kudu
Unread postPosted: Fri May 08, 2009 6:05 pm 
Excellent question, Bennie&Son!

A lot of male antelope bash their heads against bushes to mark their scent from various glands around the face!

I think this instinct goes into overdrive when they are at a water point, because it is used by so many animals! :?

Could also be a simple display. (The thrashing, not the "ornament"!) :D

Tsessebe are compulsive with this behaviour!

Just my opinion!


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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Kudu
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Saw this stunning KUDU between Olifants and Letaba on the gravel road (S93) towards Letaba.
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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Kudu
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Nice pics!!!

Bennie...Looks as if yours has a bird's nest on..... :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Kudu
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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Kudu
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G@mespotter wrote:
Odessy...wow, a stunning pic!

Remarkable picture Bennievis, looks like a nest :thumbs_up:


if yo look at the top of the horn so can see grass, was prob. rutting and ripped out a clump of grass that got lodged between his horns


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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Kudu
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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Kudu
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Saw this kudu in 2008, just thought is a different angle, looking at them!

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Kudu
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Rush hour at my favourite waterhole: Boyela, KNP.

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Kudu
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Nice photo Issie - like the angle! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Kudu
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Issi!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

This is the first time I have seen a Kudu from this angle, well done! :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Kudu
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Thanks!

According to my brother-in-law, (a hunter), a kudu uses the circle to aim if they want to reach seedpods with there horns in the dry season. Whether it’s a hunting tail I do not know, but with this photo, I can almost believe him!


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