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Re: Questions & comments about sightings/animals/birds on cams

Unread post by Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:32 pm

Does not look like a jackal...more cat like :?
Any ideas as to what it possibly could be. :hmz:

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Re: Questions & comments about sightings/animals/birds on cams

Unread post by DinkyBird » Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:55 pm

Because of the thick fluffy tail I would go with Brown Hyena TT ?

And I agree on the little guy at Satara, either a squirrel, or possibly an Agama - a big one, lol.
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Re: Questions & comments about sightings/animals/birds on cams

Unread post by Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:27 pm

DinkyBird wrote:Because of the thick fluffy tail I would go with Brown Hyena TT ?


Thanks DB...This one really has me stumped :| ..The Brown Hyena usually appears much larger on the cams than this guy, the head is also rather small. :)

(If the light was just a bit better at the Cams :wall: ) maybe also a squirrel! lol
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Re: Questions & comments about sightings/animals/birds on cams

Unread post by DinkyBird » Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:35 pm

:idea: Of course, a squirrel!

:lol: :lol:

I am really guessing with the BH.
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Re: Questions & comments about sightings/animals/birds on cams

Unread post by Lenooops » Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:54 pm

What about this one ? À squirrel too ? :D

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Unread post by DinkyBird » Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:10 pm

:shock: the squirrels are taking over the cams!!!!
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Re: Questions & comments about sightings/animals/birds on cams

Unread post by vinkie » Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:45 pm

Dibles wrote:When I first started keeping an eye on the cams I spotted this. Any idea what it is?

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It could be a ground squirrel but they aren't on the list of animals in Kruger, another option could be a Woodland Dormouse also known as the Penseelstaartslaapmuis.

The only squirrel that's on the SANParks Krugerlist is the Tree Squirrel but the tree squirrel has a fluffy tail and this animal doesn't
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Unread post by vinkie » Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:47 pm

Lenooops wrote:What about this one ? À squirrel too ? :D

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This is a BBJ when it left the waterhole...
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Unread post by vinkie » Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:52 pm

melph68 wrote:
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Great sighting vinkie 8) :clap: :clap:

Is it a white-faced vulture? :hmz:


Yes, I agree Mel, it could be a White-headed Vulture
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Re: Questions & comments about sightings/animals/birds on cams

Unread post by Dibles » Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:53 pm

This looks like a bat-eared fox to me.

Trrp-trrrrrrrr wrote:Does not look like a jackal...more cat like :?
Any ideas as to what it possibly could be. :hmz:

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Re: Questions & comments about sightings/animals/birds on cams

Unread post by vinkie » Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:01 pm

Trrp-trrrrrrrr wrote:Does not look like a jackal...more cat like :?
Any ideas as to what it possibly could be. :hmz:

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It's hard to tell but couldn't it be a Bat-Eared Fox? Sometimes the light gives you the wrong impression of the animal....but the tail seems to have a dark color, the fur is short and the ears look rather big...

It's too small to be a Brown Hyena...
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Re: Questions & comments about sightings/animals/birds on cams

Unread post by Dibles » Tue Sep 29, 2015 5:40 am

vinkie wrote:It could be a ground squirrel but they aren't on the list of animals in Kruger, another option could be a Woodland Dormouse also known as the Penseelstaartslaapmuis.

The only squirrel that's on the SANParks Krugerlist is the Tree Squirrel but the tree squirrel has a fluffy tail and this animal doesn't


There are actually a few squirrels listed at Kruger but I'm having a hard time deciding which one it could be.

http://www.krugerpark.co.za/africa_tree_squirrel.html
http://www.krugerpark.co.za/africa_moun ... irrel.html
http://www.krugerpark.co.za/africa_cape ... irrel.html

The Woodland Dormouse sure is cute!

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Re: Questions & comments about sightings/animals/birds on cams

Unread post by Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Tue Sep 29, 2015 5:58 am

Trrp-trrrrrrrr wrote:Does not look like a jackal...more cat like :?
Any ideas as to what it possibly could be. :hmz:


Thanks to all for trying to ID the night visitor :thumbs_up: ....I am leaning strongly towards Bat-Eared Fox too, seems the most feasible.
:D One consolation ....we are all in agreement it was an animal. :)
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Re: Questions & comments about sightings/animals/birds on cams

Unread post by Dibles » Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:29 am

Trrp-trrrrrrrr, I found this photo of a bat-eared fox. The ears definitely resemble your "animal". :lol:

http://www.sanparks.co.za/gallery/sight ... -waterhole

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Re: Questions & comments about sightings/animals/birds on cams

Unread post by DinkyBird » Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:59 am

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