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Re: Sable Herds in Kruger (ID thread)

Unread post by o-dog » Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:28 pm

Hi Mgoddard...see you the one doing this thread...well done :thumbs_up:


I have a suggestion that when it comes to naming of individuals or herds that they are named after areas/roads/waterholes in which they are most frequently viewed or perhaps of a specific visual abnormality (skew horns or freak colouration etc) if such occurs. For example, the Jones Dam Bull, or the Mudzanzeni breeding herd. This keeps it far more professional than peoples/forumite names and actually apart from adding scientific value becomes an easy point of reference to the sable you are talking about. Can you imagine if we keep sending in pics of the o-dog Bull or the Mgoddard Bull...noone will know who you referring to (if they havn't learned this thread off by heart) while if its named after the area it will be of far greater value.
I mention this point as that's what we do in the Sabi Sands with leopard/lion prides etc where huge data bases occur for many of the animals.
Ofcourse it your choice in the end but at the end of the day it will go a long way into determining the value of this thread.

Anyway keep it up and hopefully I will be supporting you with some current pics as my last ones are from 2005 and I think this is too long ago.

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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread post by Boorgatspook » Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:45 pm

And at last, an antelope that I have searched for many years :dance:

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Re: Sable Herds in Kruger (ID thread)

Unread post by Mgoddard » Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:17 pm

Here we go, I think :lol: I have only taken the close up pics where possible...also keep in mind that some of the pics for all of these dates from 2004 to 2011 :shock:

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Re: Sable Herds in Kruger (ID thread)

Unread post by cicboy » Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:35 pm

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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread post by Richprins » Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:52 pm

This off the gallery page, by Rudi Koekemoer North of Mopani!

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I tells ya, these northern animals are darker and more shaggy! :clap:

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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread post by adw » Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:28 am

During my recent Sept trip I was fortunate to spot a herd of 13 Sable including an adult bull. I tracked this herd for at least 15 minutes in the thick bush near Jones se dam before I was able to get a clear photo of the bull as he crossed the S36.

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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:32 pm

What a majestic bull adw :thumbs_up:
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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread post by flying cheetah » Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:07 pm

Amazing sighting and fantastic pic :clap: :clap:
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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread post by granjan » Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:41 pm

I had two separate sightings of these beautiful creatures on the S36 last month. The first was this magnificent bull who was unwilling to share the water at Manzimhlope!
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The followind day I saw a herd of seven south of Shimangwaneni dam.

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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread post by sandeep » Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:45 pm

Hi

Spotted my first sables in KNP. Like so many on this thread, my sighting was on the S36 on the way to Skukuza from Thsokwane, 4 km before you hit the H 1-2. The first view was so clear that it was difficult to believe what I had just seen. They were 2 of them and they kept on moving downhill and into the bushes but I did get a few pics :)

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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread post by granjan » Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:25 pm

Lovely pics,Sandeep :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
I've seen sable on the S36 several times. Always a delight.

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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread post by flying cheetah » Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:02 pm

I also saw this bull twice on the S36 end of November. What a magnificent animal and for a long time there was no other car around :dance:

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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread post by Mant » Thu May 17, 2012 9:39 pm

Hi,

We saw this young Sable with his family members near Talamati at the end of March.

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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread post by Rookie2009 » Thu May 24, 2012 7:37 am

We found 2 of them near Berg en Dal on th e H3 this year :D :

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Re: Antelope: Sable

Unread post by adw » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:09 am

Here is the Sable bull that I saw with his herd near Talamati during my Oct 2012 trip. It spooked with the arrival of another car and charged out of the riverbed.

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