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Unread post by Jazil » Wed Jul 26, 2006 5:49 pm

False, you can do a PM to determine the cause of death
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Unread post by Jose » Wed Jul 26, 2006 6:48 pm

False.

Madach has summed it up pretty nicely :thumbs_up:
Also the type of species of the killed animal can be a clue by itself. A dead canerat e.g. is not likely to have been taken down by a pride of lions. :wink:

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Unread post by Bush Baptist » Wed Jul 26, 2006 6:50 pm

That's easy, Loams

It is roadkill, bounced far by a speeding GP looking for lions,

BTW, cut the cackle, is mine true or false!!!
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Unread post by Pilane » Wed Jul 26, 2006 8:11 pm

Bush Baptist wrote:That's easy, Loams

It is roadkill, bounced far by a speeding GP looking for lions,

BTW, cut the cackle, is mine true or false!!!


False. :D


Back to the donkey...
Why use donkey when a Wildebeest is a better option.(Ask any Karroo sheep farmer)
They will even deter the two legged predators. I know of one instance where a sheep poacher was killed by one..

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Unread post by Imberbe » Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:23 pm

I also have to agree with madach.

Just to add ... you can also learn much from the way the predator has eaten. i.e. Black backed jackal would typically skin its prey by pulling the skin back, while a caracal tends to eat from inside the hind legs.
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Unread post by Jock » Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:44 pm

Yip, would also have to say false. I would imagine there would be many tell tale signs of what killed the animal if you were brave enough to go and inspect it. :shock:
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Unread post by Loams » Thu Jul 27, 2006 1:43 pm

Well then, my audience seem more inteligent than I initially thought :lol:

The answer is false. Things that will tell you what killed and ate an animal would be:
Prey Location: I.E. In bushes, in a tree, under a tree etc
Prey size:
Amount of claw marks:
Stomach intact, eaten or moved aside:
Fang mark location:
Bite Width:
Parts Eaten:
Prey Bone condition:

With this information, you will almost always be able to tell what predator the culprit would be.

Pilane, Very interesting on Wildebeest being equally effective, but I am not sure they will work as well against Lion and Leopard??

Bush Baptist, stop hijacking my quiz :lol: But I think the answer is false. Their skin is tight, but not that tight ;-)
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Lions cannot lose their fear of water.
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Unread post by Salva » Thu Jul 27, 2006 1:56 pm

For the sake of all the people visiting the Antwerp zoo I sincerely hope the answer is TRUE :lol:

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Unread post by gwendolen » Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:02 pm

LOL, Salva.

I don't think they fear water. Like most cats they just don't like getting wet, but are pretty good swimmers.

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Unread post by madach » Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:26 pm

False

There are prides in the Okavango Delta that hunt in wet conditions all through the year. They are frequently observed stalking prey while being half submersed. Their cubs even play in the water so from being a cub water is a normal part of their habitat.

Generally speaking it would be fair to say that lions don't like water, but if they grow up in permanently wet conditions then they won't mind the water.

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Unread post by Bush Baptist » Thu Jul 27, 2006 6:13 pm

Sorry Loams, I thought it was a free for all.

The answer to the warthog one is false, although the ranger who told the story was pretty convincing!
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Unread post by arks » Thu Jul 27, 2006 7:14 pm

I recently saw a (I think Animal Planet) doc on Swamp Lions in the Okavango and they live in the swamps and seem not only to not fear the water, but actually to prefer it. So the answer here is defiitely false.
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Unread post by Bush Baptist » Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:48 pm

arks wrote:I recently saw a (I think Animal Planet) doc on Swamp Lions in the Okavango and they live in the swamps and seem not only to not fear the water, but actually to prefer it. So the answer here is defiitely false.


Whey swim the channels to get to islands with game.

I went there in 1973 and camped out in the open on an island and 33 years later I find I was not as safe as I thought I was!
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Unread post by Jose » Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:54 pm

False. :D
Also, like Gwen said, I believe it's more dislike and not fear per se.

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Unread post by Jock » Fri Jul 28, 2006 5:03 am

I am feeling like a parrot. I also say false. I would say lions just don't like getting wet but they do not fear water.

Anyone going to the Antwerp zoo :shock:
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