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Sable with collar

Unread post by Bat » Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:30 am

We saw a herd of Sable on the H1-2 to Tshokwane on Saturday 25th September and notice that the one below has a collar. Would be interested to find out why they are tracking them?

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Re: Sable with collar

Unread post by oddesy » Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:44 am

Hi bat :)

Its most likely tracking the sable to acquire data on its ecology , range use, foraging ecology etc. I cant tell from the pic if the collor has a switch on the nase which would be pressed if the animal puts its head down, if it does then its most definately a foraging ecology study.
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Re: Sable with collar

Unread post by TINY » Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:01 am

Hi Bat and Odesey.

Here are some pics of the same herd of Sable Anthelope, counted 32 in total.
Some close up pics of the one with the collor. Maybe this might help you make your decicion on the collor.

Enjoy the pics.
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Re: Sable with collar

Unread post by oddesy » Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:42 pm

:shock: that is a massive herd! Great pics tiny :thumbs_up: :clap:
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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread post by Bushbuddies » Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:40 pm

We were very lucky on our recent visit to KNP - and saw Sable for the first time in KNP! And we didn't just see them once - we were lucky enough to have two sightings on two different days at two different locations! :dance:

Our first sighting was at night - I think it was on the S36 just South of the turn-off to the S145 (8 Aug 2010)

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The next sighting was the next day (9 Aug 2010) - it was actually a family of three - Male, female and youngster. We saw them on the S145 - in close proximity to the Mahlabyanini dam. Got one good shot:

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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread post by flying cheetah » Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:35 pm

Beautiful sightings :dance: :mrgreen: :dance: :mrgreen: :dance:
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Re: Sable video clip

Unread post by Mama fariu » Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:38 am

Dear friends, I am just putting the Sable video on for those who did not see taken in September 2010.
We saw this herd near Jones Dam, we actually saw 4 rhino drinking, and the next minute my hubby said forget about the rhino, check there. What a beautiful sighting it was, after not seeing them for years.

Regards Mama Faru


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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread post by SamoesaWoestyn » Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:23 pm

On 24 December 2010 we came across this herd of Sable near Orpen Rocks on H1-2. We counted 27 of them!! This was by far one of the highlights of the trip!

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Then just a few minutes later we saw this lone Bull on the S36 just after Jones Dam.

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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread post by flying cheetah » Sat Jan 01, 2011 3:29 pm

27 Sables..what a phantastic sighting :dance: :dance: :thumbs_up:
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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread post by Dirk.V.E. Neethling » Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:16 pm

Staring to become like the late 80s early 90s when there was 2200 sable at one time in the park. Wonder whet the last count have been done :hmz: Would be intresting to see what there numbers are know. Aslo reading the TR and have notice alot of people are seeing them these days :clap:
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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread post by onewithnature » Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:28 pm

True, Dirk - would be interesting to read the latest mammal counts in Kruger. :thumbs_up:

I'm still waiting for a good herd - been many years now since I've seen more than a handful together. :pray: In which case, increasing sightings is exciting indeed!!
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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread post by jb72 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:42 am

I was going through some of my old photos looking for birds and found this lovely photo of a Sable we saw on the S36 close to Jones Dam. He was very relaxed and just stared at us.

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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread post by Lowveldboy » Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:29 pm

We saw this sable bull close to Jones dam on 28th November. He was injured and limped badly. RP mentioned to me they saw a injured bull in the vicinity some time ago. His post is a few pages ago. Could it be the same bull? That will be amazing!!!

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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread post by Richprins » Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:30 pm

Looks like the same one!

Facial markings are quite distinctive! :shock:

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The other bull has a different face, for example!


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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread post by Bushbaby30 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:32 pm

I saw them on the H1-2 twice during my last trip... Both times in the vicinity of the Kruger tablets. The first herd was larger than the second and it had a collared bull with them aswell.
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