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Re: Most unique sightings and stories

Unread postby marjolein » Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:29 pm

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Ok...here is another image of the goat aka pale duiker. I have sent photos to 50/50 and the Get Away magazine but haven't heard anything. Looks like we're on our own!

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Re: Most unique sightings and stories

Unread postby Babu » Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:42 pm

Albino duiker? :hmz:
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Re: Most unique sightings and stories

Unread postby schooms » Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:47 pm

hello guys,

There is a posting on Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:56 pm by Nannie

"Saw this on Monday on the S120 , the Steilberg road near B+D. Think it's a Mountain Reedbuck.The buck is pure white all over."

The picture is of a similar animal as yours as well as in the same area. :) :thumbs_up:
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Re: Most unique sightings and stories

Unread postby bishop3006 » Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:36 pm

Marjolien, no frontal photo?

Doesn't look like an albino animal, as there's colour. Most it can be is albinistic, maybe just a white one. If it was albino the mouth and such areas would not be black, but would be pink.

The horns almost curling backwards is confusing me. With both reedbuck (Redunca arundinum) and Mountain reedbuck (Redunca fulvorufula) the horns should tend forward, not backward! Maybe just a younger one. But the placement and angle fits both. Sort of. :hmz: Doesn't fit grey rhebuck, oribi or steenbok at all, so those are out.

And the horns seem to be placed wider than a duiker's would be. They almost seem to be placed ahead of the ears (mountain reedbuck), rather than between them (duiker).

The more I look at it the more I tend towards the mountain reedbuck, but a facial photo would have been nice...

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Re: Most unique sightings and stories

Unread postby BushBoy11 » Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:08 pm

WOW :shock: .........thats definitely a unique sighting, do you maybe think it has something to do with a rare pigment, just like that in a white lion??
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Re: Most unique sightings and stories

Unread postby marjolein » Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:10 am

:huh: Wow all! Thanks for all the input! Unfortunately I do not have a frontal photo (you can't have it all when photographing in the wild!), the ones I have posted are the best I have, although I do have a few more taken from a distance, but they're not very good. I think we can safely assume its not a lost goat! Makes sense about it not being a proper albino cos there is definately cloouring around the ears, and they eyes atc are brown.

PS had a stunning cheetah sighting on the same trip!!

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Re: Most unique sightings and stories

Unread postby BushBoy11 » Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:25 pm

does not look like impala.....could it be a hybrid??? :huh:
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Re: Most unique sightings and stories

Unread postby Nannie » Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:00 pm

Hi Marjolien, thanks for the pm, yes i'm sure it's the same buck.Here is another photo of it.On your last photo note how long it's neck is, also note the distance between it's hornes and ears.

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Re: Abnormal Mammal Photo's

Unread postby Elsa » Wed Jul 22, 2009 6:36 pm

This poor Impala certainly had the most odd looking horns.
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Re: Abnormal Mammal Photo's

Unread postby Micetta » Wed Jul 22, 2009 6:44 pm

Oh the "Toro olè" :lol:

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Re: Most unique sightings and stories

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:56 pm

Last week my dad saw a Cape clawless otter on the LS causeway. Unfortunately it was on the river side, down in the water and he was driving on the dam side and didn't get a photo.
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Re: Most unique sightings and stories

Unread postby Wild about cats » Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:38 pm

Seen three Cape Clawless Otters on the Lower Sabie Causeway, two of which hunted a fish in the muddy water and took off into the reeds to find the third; presumably a juvinile...
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Re: Abnormal Mammal Photo's

Unread postby rskippy » Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:48 am

Not that strange, but I saw this elephant with a bend in her trunk at the spekboom hide in Addo last year in about July.

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Re: Abnormal Mammal Photo's

Unread postby anne-marie » Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:17 pm

and no tusks :shock:
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Re: Abnormal Mammal Photo's

Unread postby bishop3006 » Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:43 pm

rskippy wrote:Hey Anne-Marie. Due to genetic inbreeding, in Addo ,a generation of older females do not have tusks. However. to eliminate inbreeding kruger bulls were introduced into the park in 2002 and 2003. This was the first translocation of elephants ever done. Now young females in the park are growing tusks which means the it is working.


First translocation? Not quite. What about the young elephant translocated from Kruger into Pilanesberg in the 1970's/1980's? And the big bulls in the 1990's when they realised they've got problems with these rumbustious youngsters? Maybe you intended to mean maybe into Addo?

Interesting about the tusk growth - thanks.
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