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Abnormal Mammal Photo's

Unread post by Meinfam » Mon Nov 14, 2005 1:59 pm

Taken op 5/11/2005 on H10

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Unread post by Meinfam » Mon Nov 14, 2005 2:27 pm

Elsa

not sure if its just an illusion and it seems to have a round mark on the forehead


From the side

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Unread post by Elsa » Mon Nov 14, 2005 2:35 pm

wildtuinman wrote:Did you see the weird buff horns in the Skukuza museum?


No, Unfortunately I have not been able to get to the museum at Skukuza for many years, will definitely have to make a plan.

Its eye looks normal from that angle, but some sort of injury to its forehead.

A sad looking buff :(

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Unread post by bucky » Tue Nov 15, 2005 12:27 am

Its one of the new , hunter and lion friendly buffalos that are being bred these days :P .

Just kidding , shew , this is indeed not a well looking animal ,
the body is also in poor condition , and if you look , the "boss"
of the horns is also very poorly formed , indicating that the
problem is an abnormality , rather than damage/injury.

I have seen a buff with the complete opposite of this , with long thin horns that drooped to the ground , also in a very poor condition ,and after researching it a bit found that if a
male buffalo looses its genitalea during puberty , that it can cause the horns to become badly misformed ,i wonder if this is the case here ?
As for the wound , bullet wound maybe , but i doubt it would survive a shot in the head , unless its a very old wound and is what caused the horn abnormality , who knows .

definately going to have to search through the albums and scan in some slides of the buff i saw to add to this thread .

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Unread post by Meinfam » Tue Nov 15, 2005 6:38 am

Here is another strange looking buffalo that we saw on the same road but in 2000

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Unread post by bucky » Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:24 am

That looks like the same buff i was talking about , im pretty sure
its the same 1 , also exact same road .
Saw it in about 2002 .

Would be interesting to get a professional opinion on both .

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Gallery of Natural Freaks

Unread post by Meinfam » Wed Nov 16, 2005 6:39 am

Can we start a Gallery of Natural freaks, same as our Gallery of Shame ?
We would like to start it with our

Cape Buffalo 1.
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Cape Buffalo 2.
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Impala 1.
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Impala 2.
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The animals can't help it. Still they are just as beautiful as the others.

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Unread post by Meinfam » Thu Nov 17, 2005 8:59 am

Old and kicked by Giraffe.
Near Crocodile Bridge

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Freak

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Unread post by Meinfam » Tue Nov 22, 2005 12:56 pm

Another Impie
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and Kudu. Taken 18-21/11/2005
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Unread post by bucky » Thu Dec 29, 2005 1:33 am

Heres a pic of the ones I saw , was this sent in to the good doctor ?

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Unread post by bucky » Sat Dec 31, 2005 7:38 am

Heres another impala , Note its poor condition also .

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Unread post by Meinfam » Mon Jan 16, 2006 10:05 am

Bad eyesight.

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Unread post by Boulder » Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:47 pm

Recently I went to Addo and saw this little Jackal Pup running around with no hair.....riddled with Mange!
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Unread post by Imberbe » Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:36 pm

francoisd wrote:
macho mouse wrote:I wrote in an earlier posting about a little Impie I saw covered in lumps, or tumors.
I spoke to a ranger about it recently and he said that without any doubt, the impie had TB.

I would be very wary of accepting this kind of info or "diagnosis". Lumps and tumors are not clinical signs normally associated with TB in animals but rather things such as: progressive emaciation, lethargy, weakness

To the best of my knowledge (and I might be wrong) I've not yet heard of any cases of TB in impala but indeed in kudu, lechwe and captive Arabian oryx.


Sorry to have to disagree with you, but lumps is indeed a known sign of possible TB. Have seen it in Lion and Kudu. And yes, TB in Impala has been reported in KNP.
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