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Antelope: Sable

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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread post by Wild about cats » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:45 am

Was very blessed in April to come across these Sable right at the beginning of the S46 loop outside of Letaba. We were so shocked - didn't even think they were found so far north!

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Four individuals, couldn't get them all in together though.

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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread post by Elsa » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:48 am

Such a special sighting WAC's :clap:

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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread post by Mischief » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:28 pm

Thank you for sharing Wild about Cats.Hopefully you got or will get to see more in July this month or September.They are incredibly majestic antelope!
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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread post by Wild about cats » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:02 pm

Mischief - thank you! And its so funny that you should say that because I did happen to see another one! :P :P This time just one bull on Fayi Loop (normal range this time!) -

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1km into Fayi Loop from the Voortrekker Road entrance. Very skittish and ran through thick bush for a while before crossing so beautifully for us :dance:
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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread post by Mischief » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:38 pm

OH Wow, he is a beaut! Never noticed before that their leg color is dark right down to the hooves! Thanks for sharing Wild about Cats! Now let's see if you can do a hat trick in September!
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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread post by RosemaryH » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:38 pm

Stunning WAC - beautiful creatures!

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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread post by Leeukos » Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:33 pm

It was really difficult to get the camera to focus, especially as he was standing in the shade. Not the best quality photo, but was a perfect sighting.

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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread post by manicwalker » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:02 am

Leeukos,
What a special sighting! :dance: :dance:
Great photo too :clap: :thumbs_up:

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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread post by RosemaryH » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:03 pm

Stunning Leeukos :D Such a beautiful antelope!


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