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If not, why not? (RV)

Unread post by onewithnature » Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:26 am

:thumbs_up: Yes, we have noticed this equally with matriarchs and bulls. And they get a certain mischievous, inquisitive look in their eyes. I always smile when I see how they pretend to fool those they are watching. However, one indeed needs to take this behaviour seriously, as it may be a precursor to a charge.

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Re: If not, why not? (RV)

Unread post by Siobain » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:34 pm

Imberbe wrote:Bulls and other females do the same. I usually watch for this behaviour as a first sign of elephants being disturbed.
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Unread post by ndloti » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:24 am

[quote="onewithnatureLet's see what Q Ndloti conjures up ...[/quote]

I have not had access while I have been laid up , I now have a laptop , but I would like to pass my chance on while I investigate the possibility of spending 6 days on foot in KNP to again observe this displacement feeding .
KNP is sacred. I am opposed to the modernisation of Kruger and from the depths of my soul long for the Kruger of yesteryear! 1000+km on foot in KNP incl 56 wild trails.200+ nights in the wildernessndloti-indigenous name for serval.

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Unread post by Philip1 » Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:37 am

Let me try: Going on a Bush Walk and you encounter a Porcupine very close to you.....What now?
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Unread post by RosemaryH » Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:32 pm

Is the porcupine facing us Philip1?
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Unread post by Philip1 » Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:10 pm

RosemaryH wrote:Is the porcupine facing us Philip1?

It could!
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Unread post by Rooies » Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:59 pm

No real danger, unless you want to roll it over to tickle its stomach. :whistle:
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Re: If not, why not? (RV)

Unread post by Philip1 » Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:53 am

Rooies wrote:No real danger, unless you want to roll it over to tickle its stomach. :whistle:


:hmz: For the "Trophy" hunters, perhaps. :lol:
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Unread post by RosemaryH » Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:57 pm

I am not sure what answer you are looking for here Philip 1 :hmz: but I would say just pass by slowly or stand still until it walks away and then proceed. ??
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Unread post by Philip1 » Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:11 pm

Going on a Bush Walk and you encounter a Porcupine very close to you.....What now?
Do you turn your back, If he/she want's to attack you?
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Unread post by onewithnature » Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:44 pm

Philip, you stand still and hope he doesn't turn and run. If not, then make sure you capture it on film to brag on this forum with. :wink: Basically, porcupines are no threat to humans; unless you're looking to de-quill it while alive and then you'd better make sure you're prick-proof. :twisted:
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Unread post by Philip1 » Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:52 pm

"Back away from the porcupine but do not turn your back to it or try to run away. Turning away from the animal gives it the opportunity to attack when your attention is elsewhere. Run only as a last resort if the porcupine will not be scared into going away. Grab a stick or anything you can swing and hit the porcupine across the snout hard enough to stun it. If you hit with moderate force, you will sting but not severely hurt the porcupine. This is usually enough to cause the porcupine to run away".

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Unread post by onewithnature » Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:59 pm

:hmz: :hmz: I'm interested to know where you got that advice from, Philip.
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Unread post by Philip1 » Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:07 pm

onewithnature wrote: :hmz: :hmz: I'm interested to know where you got that advice from, Philip.

What Do You Do If a Porcupine Attacks You in the Wild ...
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Re: If not, why not? (RV)

Unread post by Imberbe » Fri Oct 17, 2014 5:39 pm

I suspect that this person do not know too much about porcupines, at least not about our porcupines. I have never heard about a porcupine running after a person to "attack" the person, nor of a porcupine "attacking" a person with his nose facing the person.:hmz:

Any way ... question.

When approached (not charged) by an elephant while on foot you should lower you body position, even sitting down on your haunches.

Is this true? If so, why. If not, why not?
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