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Black Backed Jackal

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RosemaryH
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Re: Mammal ID Needed?

Unread post by RosemaryH » Mon Dec 01, 2014 6:42 am

Perhaps a Black backed jackal pup Slow Mo. :hmz:
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Re: Sightings with a story

Unread post by davidhein » Sun Mar 08, 2015 4:37 pm

This may be my favourite photo I have taken to date...

We were heading home nice and early last January after a 5 day Kruger trip. Our last night we stayed at Tambotie to ensure we can get home for a wedding. Luckily I decided to keep my camera at hand for the last few kms. When we reached the t-junction of H7 heading to Orpen we spotted this jackal. He was being chased by some wildebeest calves when he gave up his quest. He gave a slow trot away and froze, he broke into a slow stalk so I snapped a few photos, and before I knew it he was up in the air! Amazing. I couldn't make out what he had caught but he lay down and ate whatever it was.
A lovely farewell to another great trip!

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Re: Sightings with a story

Unread post by Lepardfan » Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:10 pm

What a excellent photo, well done.
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Re: Mammal ID Needed?

Unread post by ice » Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:06 am

Cape fox or black backed jackal?

spotted on an early morning drive in KTP

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Re: Mammal ID Needed?

Unread post by chirinda » Sat Aug 29, 2015 4:56 pm

I would think it was a black backed jackal. The ears seem more pointed than those of the Cape fox in my mammal book. The book also gives the Cape fox weight as roughly one third of the weight of a jackal.

It just looks like a BBJ to me.

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Re: Mammal ID Needed?

Unread post by ice » Sat Aug 29, 2015 5:03 pm

yeah, I thought so, too, it's just that the black on the back is not very pronounced

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Re: Mammal ID Needed?

Unread post by chirinda » Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:12 pm

Everybody's individual. :D

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Re: Black Backed Jackal

Unread post by ch3003 » Sun Oct 11, 2015 6:33 pm

Black Backed Jackal with Cub at Addo NP (near Gorah Loop)

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Re: Black Backed Jackal

Unread post by RosemaryH » Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:32 pm

Oh wow what a fortunate sighting ch3003 :D
What a beautiful little pup.
Great pictures.
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