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Re: Help With BBJ Behaviour

Unread post by IngweMan » Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:33 pm

Hi all,
Interesting thread.

I have witnessed BBJ and BEF interaction in the Kalahari on numerous occassions and can't say conclusively that the BBJ didn't kill the BEF.

BEFs I have seen usually foraged as a pair and when they encountered BBJs they chased them off quite comfortably. The BBJ didn't make any attempt whatsoever to kill the BEF but rather to steal the prey that the BEF had caught. I was quite astounded that the BEF was quite happy to engage the BBJ the way they did.

The fact that this BEF seemed to be alone makes me believe it was a young animal that had just left the den or perhaps an old animal that died of natural causes. I firmly believe from my experiences with these animals that if the BBJ had attacked an animal from a pair of BEFs he would have his hands full and not succeed in the kill.

Thats not to say that a BBJ wouldn't or couldn't kill a BEF, I think if it was hungry enough it would have a go but there would be a price to pay for such bold behviour as I'm sure the BBJ would sustain injuries in the process.

Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Black Backed Jackal

Unread post by Gunner » Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:24 am

Spotted on the S39 Timbavati road

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Re: Help With BBJ Behaviour

Unread post by Malealea » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:30 pm

@ Ingweman.

You forgott something very important. BBJ are also in Pairs so the jackal have a big advantage, he much ,ore powerfull.

BEF have a very big problem they will eat Insects and Mice but anything stronger the will not be able to chew. The Teath are not prepared.

Jackals indeed have the Power and the Jaws to eat big game and it is proved that Jackals not only scavange.

there are three posibilkities. the BEF were sick or the Jackal were in pair and attack. the third thing could be that another predator kill this animal and he scanvange. it ist all öpossibel.
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Re: Black Backed Jackal

Unread post by ice » Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:54 am

why is it that almost all SAN Parks guides describe jackals as to mainly eat carrion? according to Smithers' "Mammals in South Africa" during a research (not specified when and where) carrion was only found in 25 - 37 % of the tested stomachs? Or am I missing something here?

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Re: Black Backed Jackal

Unread post by Richprins » Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:32 pm

Hey, ice!

I think a lot depends upon the jackal's locality...

For example, jackals outside a Park would find very little carrion, while those in lion areas would find more, and most certainly do head straight for kills!

They are very adaptable! :P

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Re: Black Backed Jackal

Unread post by Richprins » Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:17 pm

These are very rare shots, IMHO, taken at Crooks' Corner, Pafuri, Oct. 2009

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Note the strangely shaggy appearance for a Kruger jackal...

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Re: Black Backed Jackal

Unread post by Nico » Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:23 pm

In this not to little video, you see the Black backed Jackels that I saw last year in KTP and the two Jackels that had stolen the prey [Bat eared Fox] of a Caracal and the Caracal came back to collect his prey again. :wink:


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Re: Black Backed Jackal

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Re: Black Backed Jackal

Unread post by BushFairy » Sun May 23, 2010 5:02 pm

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Re: Black Backed Jackal

Unread post by Rusty Justy » Mon May 24, 2010 12:25 am

Great photo Johaan, quite a 'dopey' looking Jackal :D
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Re: Mammal ID Needed?

Unread post by ice » Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:00 pm

is this a side-striped or a black-backed jackal (KNP, 01/2010)? I'd personally go for the latter but the black looks really pale...

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Re: Mammal ID Needed?

Unread post by barcelona » Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:36 pm

ice wrote:
Richprins wrote:Hey, NickyG!

ice, yes a Black-backed, but interesting pic, may be some mange setting in?


mange is a cat disease? the animal looked perfectly healthy to me although, I must admit, I had my eyes mostly on those lions and hyenas who were only meters away from him ;-)


Mange is an "everything" disease. Humans get it, dogs,cats, antelope,...everything.

Side stripe have the tell tail white tip on the tail. Hard to miss if you see it. Didn't happen to see the end of the tail (or get photos)? Looks like an unusually light BBJ.
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Re: Black Backed Jackal

Unread post by moggiedog » Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:23 pm

I may have missed this same question but I was wondering how common it is for BBJ's to attack Kudu?
The reason I am asking is a few years ago in Addo we watched a jackal attack a Kudu - the Kudu was not full grown but neither was it a a baby. In sheer exhaustion the two animals lay down next to each other - only to have the bbj again attack the Kudu when it stood up. We watched for a time and another three jackal joined the first one in attacking the young Kudu.
I do not know the outcome because they all disappeared behind a hill and some trees and bushes. It seemed like the Kudu tried to get in between a few ostriches that were in the area - perhaps hoping for some form of protection.
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Re: Jackals in Kruger??

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:18 pm

I have not seen Jackal that often in Kruger.

Most of my sightings have been close to Orpen.

This was, I hope, a side striped Jackal close to Pretorius Kop. Note the tip of white on the tail.

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Re: Jackals in Kruger??

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:22 pm

There is a relatively high concentration of predators in the south and they have to compete at the bottom of this chain Jackyr.

Most latter day sightings are not far south of the H7 and north of it from my experience and others.

If you are 'into' jackals, Oddessy & DuQues are correct. Go to KTP. There are enough easy sightings to satisfy their biggest fan.

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