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Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:36 am Unread post
The king with one eye near TSHOKWANE.

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Tue Feb 27, 2007 5:39 pm Unread post
This steenbok looked very odd but he had a mate so she must have thought he looked cute :D
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Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:36 pm Unread post
We saw this Oryx without horns in Kgalagadi last May.
A really odd sighting.

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Mon Mar 05, 2007 11:28 am Unread post
On Mlambane road over the weekend.
We had a nice trip; 3 leopards and 8 lions.

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Mon Mar 05, 2007 8:39 pm Unread post
Seen in KTP in September last year

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Sat Mar 17, 2007 10:48 pm Unread post
We saw this Zebra with an Umbilical Hernia north of Skukuza :

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Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:46 pm Unread post
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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.


Buffalo without horns

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Fri Aug 24, 2007 3:07 am Unread post
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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Fri Aug 24, 2007 3:27 pm Unread post
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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Fri Aug 31, 2007 8:10 am Unread post
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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Fri Aug 31, 2007 2:53 pm Unread post
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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Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:32 am Unread post
seen near Punda Maria 20.2.08

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Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:03 am Unread post
Most probably lost it in a snare. :(


Leucistic Kudu

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Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:44 am Unread post
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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Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:00 am Unread post
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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