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Unread postby francoisd » Tue Oct 16, 2007 11:31 am

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Unread postby DuQues » Wed Nov 07, 2007 5:01 pm

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What is it digging for?
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Unread postby Richprins » Wed Nov 07, 2007 7:40 pm

Excellent, Duqes!

Possibly digging for a tuber?! :?

This one drinking after the first rains on the Punda Maria tar road, end Sept 2007:

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Unread postby Nannie » Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:54 pm

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We saw this steenbokkie with his one ear stuck, we watched him for a while and he was shaking his head to get his ear unstuck but to no avail. He disappeared into the bush.

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Unread postby restio » Sun Nov 11, 2007 11:45 am

:funny: Ag shame - poor bokkie!
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Unread postby Henk » Sun Nov 11, 2007 5:15 pm

DuQues wrote:
What is it digging for?


I have heard somewhere that a steenbok covers his dung, almost like a cat

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Unread postby restio » Sun Nov 11, 2007 5:28 pm

I agree, Henk. According to Peter Apps, in Wild Ways:

Peter Apps wrote:Near their territory boundaries they defecate and urinate in middens but elsewhere they have the unusual habit of digging a hole with their forefeet and burying their excrement.
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Re: Antelope: Steenbok

Unread postby Nico » Sat May 02, 2009 12:25 pm

Mating Steenbok in KNP. :wink:

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Unread postby Mike1916 » Sat May 02, 2009 5:30 pm

:thumbs_up: great video :thumbs_up:
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Re: Antelope: Steenbok

Unread postby DuQues » Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:39 pm

Why is it that there is such a difference in behaviour between steenbokkies in Kruger and KTP?
In Kruger you often only see a brown flash, In KTP you're mostly ignored, and you can park almost next to them?
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Unread postby Wild about cats » Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:37 pm

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Re: Antelope: Steenbok

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:27 am

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Re: Antelope: Steenbok

Unread postby Richprins » Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:33 pm

WAC, I think your first one may be a Sharpe's Grysbok! :shock:

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Unread postby boogels » Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:27 am

Our Aug 09 trip gave us a photo opportunity on this Steenbokkie on the H7. My son took the pic. I can't compete with my P&S :D

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Re: Antelope: Steenbok

Unread postby ecojunkie » Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:56 am

Richprins wrote:WAC, I think your first one may be a Sharpe's Grysbok! :shock:

Definitely! Shorter neck, chunky body, less white showing, grizzled coat.
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