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Addo: Sightings 2010

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Addo: Sightings 2010

Unread post by J.J. » Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:07 pm

I've never seen this before. At first I thought these 2 Red-knob Coots (Bleshoenders) were just playing and fooling around as always. Then I notice that this was different, they were really going for each other...this was a big fight that last about 10 minutes...and sometimes one or two of the others will join the fight...punch a few blows and leave again. I think it was a family twist that got nasty...or the neighbours were fighting over the same sexy lady... :D :D

Unfortunately the pictures is not of a good quality because the fight was at the far side of the Domkrag dam in Addo N.P. Look how that swimming feet changed into "claws".... :o :o

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Re: The big fight.

Unread post by MATTHYS » Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:13 pm

Thanks for sharing this with us, J.J. ! :D
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Re: The big fight.

Unread post by BushFairy » Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:15 pm

WOW JJ!!! What an awesome sighting!! Pics are stunning :thumbs_up:
Thank you so much for sharing you amazing sighting :dance:
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Re: The big fight.

Unread post by RonnieL » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:47 pm

WOW great pics :thumbs_up:

I was there on Sunday and sorry that I missed the fight
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Re: The big fight.

Unread post by DuQues » Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:44 pm

I have witnessed the same with our coots (the same but for the knobs).
They are fierce little devils, but I was amazed to see that they use their claws during the fight.
Not posting much here anymore, but the photo's you can follow here There is plenty there.

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Re: The big fight.

Unread post by Micetta » Mon Nov 08, 2010 6:01 pm

Bleshoender fight just like cock fight :big_eyes: Any bets? :lol:

Thanks for sharing J.J. :thumbs_up:


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