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Rat, Greater Cane-Rat

Unread post by anne-marie » Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:43 pm

Was.... a Greater Cane-Rat at Nsemani (H7 near Satara) :wink:

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Re: Rat, Greater Cane-Rat

Unread post by cheetah2111 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:00 pm

Hard to beat the rarity of that sighting :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Rat, Greater Cane-Rat

Unread post by anne-marie » Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:41 pm

3 more :D

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Image :shock: we name that "play to cat and mouse" :D
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Re: Rat, Greater Cane-Rat

Unread post by Daffy » Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:25 pm

What a great performance of that cat! And such wonderful pics. It looks like a young leopard. Reminds me of our leopard-little pumbaa sighting last november. Can't wait for our next trip in three weeks time. Your pics makes the waiting much easier to bear.
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Re: Rat, Greater Cane-Rat

Unread post by TreeQueen » Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:12 am

Wow! What a great sighting!

I really didn't know that there were cane rats in Kruger! My dad was in Kruger last week and was having breakfast at the Skukuza day visitors section and he said that "large rat looking things" were running around his feet. I was like: Huh??? what animal is that? So he must have seen cane rats then?
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Re: Rat, Greater Cane-Rat

Unread post by anne-marie » Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:44 pm

maybe it's could be better with.... some blood :shock: :wink:

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Re: Rat, Greater Cane-Rat

Unread post by tiggercat » Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:15 pm

WOW Anne marie ....... what an amazing sighting .... you lucky bunny !! :dance:

And your photies are JUST FANTASTIC .... well done :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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Re: Rat, Greater Cane-Rat

Unread post by Reynhardt » Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:57 am

Great pics Anne-marie.....just proves what opportunistic predators they are. Guess that is why they are so successful.

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Re: Rat, Greater Cane-Rat

Unread post by anne-marie » Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:56 pm

:thumbs_up: it was a great sighting... I stay until he finished and vanished through the bush... he searched several time to climb up a tree, but no tree was big enough... for my pleasure (not for the kill... for the pictures) :wink:
he ate exactly like a cat... shaking the rat etc... superb opportunist predator :D
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Re: Mammal ID Needed?

Unread post by Dijo » Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:25 pm

Can you give me little help with this creature. I was told it is a Cane Rat, can you confirm ? Then can you tell me if it is a native in Kruger or a feral out of the cane fields. Seen at about 5.00pm on a gravel road near Pretorius Kop. About 25cm long, excluding the tail and rather solid looking.

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Re: Mammal ID Needed?

Unread post by RosemaryH » Tue Jan 13, 2015 7:58 am

Hi Dijo - :thumbs_up: I would agree with Cane Rat. They do occur naturally in Kruger.
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