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MAMMAL ID NEEDED?

Unread post by Imberbe » Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:24 pm

Do you need an animal to be identified?

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Ad as much relevant info as possible. Where did you see the animal, what time of year was it, what was it doing, was it alone ....
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Re: Mammal ID Needed?

Unread post by Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:18 pm

Need assistance to ID below Hyrax please!
Know there are Rock Dassies (Procavia capensis) as well as Tree Dassies (Dendrohyrax arboreus) in Addo.
I did google images of both types, however both types look very similar from the images.

We saw it in Addo National Park during May 2016, sitting in the clearing, next to the trees and shrub area which leads to the Horse trail.
There is a rockery at the sign indicating road to the horse trail. There are trees and shrubs further down in this area where we spotted it, which makes it even more difficult to ID.
Saw it during the afternoon and it was alone as far as we could see. It was very timid and moved into the tree area as we slowly approached.

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Re: Mammal ID Needed?

Unread post by Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Fri Jul 15, 2016 2:13 pm

RosemaryH wrote:You not convinced it's the rare Tree Dassie Trippie?

No Rose I am not sure, that is why I am asking. :k

Would be 8) if it is a Tree Dassie... as you are right they are classed as rare in Addo! :hmz:
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Re: Mammal ID Needed?

Unread post by Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:47 pm

RosemaryH wrote:I think it might be :)
The pale underparts and eyebrows...... :hmz: the Tree Dassie is meant to be nocturnal though.... now you have me doubting myself :lol:

:gflower: Nocturnal :hmz: Maybe this one came in late from a party or leaving early to catch sundowners! :lol:
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Should we ask on FB too?

:great: :idea: ...Will ask there as well Rose 8)
Maybe there is a mammalogist out there who can help! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Mammal ID Needed?

Unread post by chop13 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:00 pm

This will be a Rock Hyrax.
Wikipedia will do a much better job than I can, very interesting little creature.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_hyrax

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Re: Mammal ID Needed?

Unread post by Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:31 am

Thank you chop13 for the link and interesting read :thumbs_up:
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