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Re: Side-striped Jackal

Unread postby Aussie Ranger » Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:30 am

onewithnature wrote:Can an adult side-striped ever be confused with a juvenile black-backed? I know size is probably diagnostic, especially the muzzle; but I have been confused on a couple of occasions when the stripe seemed clear down the side, but then a rudimentary saddle-back may have been present too! Any opinions please ...

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Re: Side-striped Jackal

Unread postby ndloti » Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:16 pm

Debateable , would a juvenile be seen without an adult in its company ?
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Re: Diagnostic

Unread postby Richprins » Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:10 pm

As Elzet said:

"The dark tail is almost always tipped with white"

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Re: Side-striped Jackal

Unread postby onewithnature » Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:15 am

Hey guys! :dance: :dance: :dance:
I'll look for the white tail-tip, as this is a good way to be sure. It's just that the saddle-back of the black-backed is not always fully developed, and may seem rudimentary. I know the face is also more wolf-like with the side-striped, but the oneI saw running away near Orpen seemed to look like a black-backed, but with a stripe down the side! Tail it will be next time ... TX all.
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Re: Side-striped Jackal

Unread postby JEG » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:55 pm

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I saw this side-striped jackal on the H5 near Mpondo Dam on the 4th May 09.
Seen 1 on the S114 before and 1 also near Lower Sabie - both a few years ago

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Re: Side-striped Jackal

Unread postby onewithnature » Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:47 pm

JEG :clap: :clap: :clap: Lovely shot too .. they're not always easy to capture on camera.
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Re: Side-striped Jackal

Unread postby cwaw » Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:20 pm

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Thanks for the welcome everyone! Here's a pic of the SSJ I saw recently in Kruger.

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Re: Side-striped Jackal

Unread postby paultosio » Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:28 pm

Brilliant CWAW! and welcome! Very clearly a SSJ, and sounds like a great sighting!

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Re: Side-striped Jackal

Unread postby Mgoddard » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:58 am

Found the pic of this one while going through all my pics. This one was seen July 2009 also in the region of Mopani (Tropic of Capricorn)

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I have more pics of another one seen further south...I think it was Renosterkoppies road...will look for the pics and post

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Re: Side-striped Jackal

Unread postby Mant » Thu May 17, 2012 9:27 pm

Hi,

I saw this Side-striped Jackal near Talamati when we stayed there at the end of March.

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Sorry about the image quality but they were very skittish and by the time I took the photo he moved.

A very nice sighting indeed.

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Re: Side-striped Jackal

Unread postby adw » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:56 pm

On my recent trip to Letaba I was fortunate to come across two Side Striped Jackal. This one was taken just before closing time on the S69. He stood still just long enough for me to capture his image.

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Re: Side-striped Jackal

Unread postby onewithnature » Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:21 am

Lovely sighting, ADW. :clap: I've seen them twice around Letaba, but pics are indeed often difficult to come by as they tend to be rather skittish.
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Re: Side-striped Jackal

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Re: Side-striped Jackal

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Re: Side-striped Jackal

Unread postby okie » Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:07 pm

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And her young cub ..



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