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Re: Antelope: Sharpe's Grysbok

Unread post by Thebi » Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:50 pm

Acording to what I have read the lifespan of this animal is unknown. It has also been know to use old aardvarks burrows as protection. Although they are regarded as solitary I have had 5 or 6 sightings (from just north of Lower Sabie to Punda) of male and female together with a single sighting of three just before the Mondozi dam turnoff. Interesting to note that the female is larger than the male but that the male is the only one with horns.

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Sharpes Grysbok near Satara

Unread post by shortcourse » Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:44 am

Hi all
Have just returned from a trip to the Kruger - on the dirt road between the picnic spot and the S100 (I think the road is the S41) we saw a sharpes grysbok alongside the road - this is the first time I have heard of them being so low down - we have previously seen them mainly near Shingwedzi and once near Olifants as well - apparently they are found in and around the Lebombo Mountains but was a great and unexpected sighting!!! Thought I would share!!

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Re: Sharpes Grysbok near Satara

Unread post by Grantmissy » Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:52 am

Shortcourse I am glad that you saw a Grysbok near Satara. We usually see them around Punda Maria and Shingwedzi. In May 2013 we saw a Grysbok just outside Olifants Camp 8) Thank you for sharing your

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Re: Sharpes Grysbok near Satara

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:18 am

Nice sighting Shortcourse, did you get a pic at all?
I seem to recall someone saying they saw one near the Orpen dam a few years ago, so there does seem to be isolated numbers lower down.

If you have a read through the Sharpes Grysbok you will see there are others seen lower down as well.

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Re: Sharpes Grysbok near Satara

Unread post by leervis » Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:08 am

I got these two pictures about 6 k's from Balule last year.

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I must admit that I was surprised to find this cutey so far South.
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Re: Sharpes Grysbok near Satara

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:15 am

Lovely pictures Leervis, thanks for sharing.

I saw my first Sharpes close to Olifants camp a few years back. The person I was with stated that she had never seen one in the area before. Perhaps they are slowly moving down.

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Re: Sharpes Grysbok near Satara

Unread post by leervis » Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:58 am

I remember reading in a book about Kruger that Giraffes were seldom seem North of Letaba, and that was in the mid 80's. We have also seen Rhino in the Punda area, previously unheard of. Nyala are also often seen in the South and that too was very rare a few years back, and so it seems that the animals will broaden their range when able. Anyway, I am now way off the subject so please excuse me for this.
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Re: Sharpes Grysbok near Satara

Unread post by Grantmissy » Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:44 am

:D Great Grysbok photographs Leervis :clap: :clap: :clap: Thank you.
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Re: Sharpes Grysbok near Satara

Unread post by lion queen » Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:40 am

Great sighting :dance: :dance: :dance:
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Re: Sharpes Grysbok near Satara

Unread post by arks » Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:09 pm

Perhaps not so unusual, since I saw my very first Sharpes grysbok just north of Olifants -- in 1984.
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