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 Post subject: MAMMAL ID NEEDED?
Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:24 pm 
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Do you need an animal to be identified?

Post your photo here.

Ad as much relevant info as possible. Where did you see the animal, what time of year was it, what was it doing, was it alone ....

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 Post subject: Re: ANIMAL ID NEEDED?
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I would think the first batch of photos are reedbuck.


and the second look like also like reedbuck! :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: ANIMAL ID NEEDED?
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Thanks for the replies guys !

I was not sure that they were from the same species, as the second one's horns were very small. Perhaps a juvenile ? In both cases it was just two of them together (male and female) therefore I was not sure if it was a full grown male.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification
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 Post subject: Re: Identification
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And what size is it?

Saccostomus campestris, or Wangsakmuis in afrikaans looks like a good candidate...

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 Post subject: Re: Identification
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Rusty Justy wrote:
Lesser Red Musk Shrew I think?? :hmz:

Just googled Kleinrooiskeerbek. English name - Lesser Red Musk Shrew. So throwing my vote with you Rusty Justy.


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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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It looks more like a Southern Reedbuck to me - the Oribi has a much larger dark patch under the ear and the ears also look too large for an Oribi, but about the size of a Southern Reedbuck (according to my Identification book anyway)

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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An oribi has a black tip on its tail. I agree with davejenny, more likely to be a reedbuck. :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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Southern reedbuck :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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These critters are living in holes in the wall next to Cabin 5 at The Highlands Mountain Retreat. Because of the location, 2200m above sea level I'm thinking Ice Rat? They're way larger than a mouse but more round than a rat.

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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Yes, it is the Southern Pack-Ice Rat! A truly unique sighting! First of its kind to be ever seen! :clap:

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Well, at least you have the Rat part correct. :wink:

It is either the Angoni Vlei Rat, but more likely the Sloggett's Rat. It is impossible to distinguish them and a few other species, except through dissection and dental structure.

The i.d. is done on distribution and habitat preference.

The Sloggets loves the high mountains, and can be found on the peaks of the Drakensberg.

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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I was wondering if anyone can help me id these bats which i saw in Skukuza rest camp. Thanks in advance!

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Ok, sorry for the late reply havent been on the forums in ages! :redface:

these bats in the bat house are Angolan Free tailed bats (Mops condylurus) in your first photo you can clearly see the white underbelly which is diagnostic of this species.

the bats flying out of the letaba bridge are also probaley Angolan Free tailed bats but they could also be Little Free tailed bats. i would think a mixture of both as i have recorded angolan on the letaba bridge before but i have heard of little free tailed being present aswell.

Aussie Ranger- it may look like a slit faced bat because the bat in the photo has its mouth open which may couse it to look like a slit in the photo but slit faced bats normally roost in caves and not bat houses. bat houses are genrally built for the crevice dwelling species :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Mammal ID Needed?
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Looks like a Mountain Reedbuck to me :thumbs_up: Nice pic :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Is this Riverine Rabbit?
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It took this picture in September 2008 in Karoo NP, during the last rays of daylight.

I just recently processed it, and posted on another forum, where some discussion about the ID is taking place. Can somebody here confirm if this is, or is not Riverine Rabbit, one of the most endangered mammals in the world.

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 Post subject: Re: Is this Riverine Rabbit?
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No, it is not the Riverine Rabbit. Easy way to tell ... look at the white tail ... Riverine does not have a white tail.

It is either the Scrub hare or the Cape hair. Difficult to tell which one from this photo.

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