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Unread post by wildtuinman » Fri Oct 20, 2006 9:39 am

During a recent lion study it was found that there seemed to be more jackals in the northern regions of the Park then the south.

I haven't seen a jackal in Kruger now for close to 10 trips.
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Unread post by Elsa » Fri Oct 20, 2006 1:33 pm

We were lucky enough to have two sightings of the BBJ last year, the first at the Renosterkoppies Dam in Feb. and the second was on the H4-2 not far from Croc Bridge and he was trotting round the fringes of a Lion kill hoping to be able to get a morsel. :D
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Unread post by Impisi08 » Fri Oct 20, 2006 6:08 pm

The area around Maroela is imo the best part of the park to see the black backed jackals. For me the jackals are the main reason to stay at Maroela.


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Unread post by Boulder » Sun Nov 05, 2006 8:46 pm

Black Backed Jackal are common throughout E Cape. This one is from Addo
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Unread post by Boulder » Sat Nov 18, 2006 2:07 pm

Scratch me just there!!

Taken this morning Addo....overcast lovely light with no shadows..glad I went

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Unread post by Richprins » Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:14 pm

Also near Orpen on the Tamboti road!
(Although before Tamboti existed, I think...)

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Unread post by mountainview » Fri Jul 06, 2007 10:57 am

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restio, I think you have a Side Stripped Jackal here. In your first pic, you can see the two lines on the Black Backed are "black" whereas the same stripes on the Side Stripped are "white." Unfortunately you cannot see the white tip to the tail [but you cannot see a black tip either].
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Unread post by Johann » Fri Jul 06, 2007 11:43 am

It looks quite different compared to the others I agree but I'm not completely convinced. Looks more like a #&%$ dingo if you ask me :lol:
Side-striped is not suppose to occur in KTP as far as I know. Had to double-check the checklist just to make sure.

Add-on: What does a young one look like? Have seen before but can't remember now. Do they look the same as the adults or does the back only go dark with age?
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Unread post by Caracal » Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:14 pm

I don't think that the second pic is that of a side striped jackal...partly because as Johan says they are not found in KTP. Also I think the face is more like that of a black backed jackal....a side striped jackal to me has more rounded ears. I think the jackal in question has mange or something and has probably lost some of it's fur....shame :cry: I saw something similar to this in Addo and I was also confused for a while until we got closer and the jackal did not look very healthy at all.

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Unread post by Caracal » Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:22 pm

I went back to check my photo and I thought I would submit it
The faces to me are quite different.....
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and on looking at Restio's photo again...the jackal definitely looks like it has lost chunks of fur.....
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Unread post by Johann » Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:46 pm

Had a look at it again and I think you're right Michele. Could be mange.
If you look at a Side-striped's ears and face it is definitely not the same as in this pic. This one is much more pointy than the rounded face and ears of a Side-striped.
And this poor thing don't look to well does it? Looks a bit sick unfortunately. :cry:

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Unread post by murron66 » Fri Jul 06, 2007 2:34 pm

On May 1st, H6 close to Satara, early morning...

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Unread post by BushCall » Sat Jul 07, 2007 8:47 am

Richprins wrote:Sorry, mountainview, both black-backed jackal!


Agree these are both BBJ's also on this thread there are no known Side Striped Jackal in KTP,,But having said that there were no Wild Dog there either but as a baby there was a pack of 4 up north for many years and the story goes they killed the only known impala resident at the Park!!!

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Unread post by Peter Betts » Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:21 pm

I saw this lovely lively speciman at Marion Barrie Addo Park this morning...actually a KM South of the waterhole and he trotted the 1km to the waterhole in front of my car
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Unread post by Candy's Style » Wed Nov 28, 2007 7:42 pm

Peter Betts wrote:I saw this lovely lively speciman....


That he deffinately is :D

Before I went to KTP I've only seen glimpses of bbjs in KNP with some suprising us by carrying a piece of meat. The sight always makes us more alert realizing that there is a kill near by. Although fellow KTP lovers will agree with me when I say that Nossob is deffinately the place to go if you want a close-up experience with a bbj. The bbjs hang around waiting for braai scraps that are sometimes handed out :x Workers at the camp alert the campers as the bbjs are known to carry away any loose objects..

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