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Unread postby Meinfam » Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:36 am

The king with one eye near TSHOKWANE.

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Unread postby Freda » Tue Feb 27, 2007 5:39 pm

This steenbok looked very odd but he had a mate so she must have thought he looked cute :D
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Unread postby katydownunder » Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:36 pm

We saw this Oryx without horns in Kgalagadi last May.
A really odd sighting.

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Unread postby Meinfam » Mon Mar 05, 2007 11:28 am

On Mlambane road over the weekend.
We had a nice trip; 3 leopards and 8 lions.

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Unread postby Herman » Mon Mar 05, 2007 8:39 pm

Seen in KTP in September last year

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Unread postby katydownunder » Sat Mar 17, 2007 10:48 pm

We saw this Zebra with an Umbilical Hernia north of Skukuza :

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Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:46 pm

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What a beauty! Look at those horns! WOW!

But wait! What is wrong with his mouth?

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This kudu survived a potentially fatal injury and in spite of its tongue semi-permanently protruding from the side of its mouth as a result of this injury it is obviously prospering.
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Buffalo without horns

Unread postby nwan » Fri Aug 24, 2007 3:07 am

On the 3rd of August, 2007 I was on the S100 outside Satara and came across 2 buffaloes, the one however had no horns! Why and what would be the reason. The next day I saw a huge herd on the tar road to Skukuza and one of the buffaloes had the weirdest horns- one pointing up and the other one down! Has anyone seen him before? I have pics of both. I hope someone can fill me in>

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Unread postby KNP Spokesman » Fri Aug 24, 2007 3:27 pm

Hi Nwan

It could be a number of things. Buffalo can loose their horns from a number of reasons that range from fighting to diseases. If you perhaps got a picture of the buffalo, I can send it to one of the vets to find out for sure for you.

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Unread postby nwan » Fri Aug 31, 2007 8:10 am

Hi there. I've finally figured out how to post pics!! So here are the pics of the buffs with no horns and the one with weird horns, seen in August 2007 in the Satara area.
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Unread postby KNP Spokesman » Fri Aug 31, 2007 2:53 pm

Hi Nwan

Although I cannot say for sure (possibly one of our resident vets can perhaps?) but I can't really see any deformation on the photograph with "no horns". I think it is probably that they got broken off, perhaps in a fight or perhaps snagged on something.

Regarding the strange shape, this is a deformity that happens every so often. It looks a bit strange, but they seem to adapt to the situation.

Hi Johan van Rensburg

Very strange. The Kudu got his teeth kicked out, I'll lay odds it was a fight with another bull. That bull looks pretty powerful, I'd like to see what the other guy looked like after the fight.

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Unread postby anne-marie » Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:32 am

seen near Punda Maria 20.2.08

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Unread postby wildtuinman » Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:03 am

Most probably lost it in a snare. :(

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Leucistic Kudu

Unread postby gfordyce » Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:44 am

This is the most unusual sighting we came across on Monday 7th April on the Rail road route S114. A partially leucistic female Kudu. Has anyone else seen her?

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Unread postby Jock » Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:00 am

My unusal sighting was a nyala female with horns. Although I did not realise it at the time but apparently it is very rare and considering this female has such a lovely pair of horns. She is also a big girl.

Image the unusal female with long horns seen on the H4-1

Image the male following the female with horns.
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