Re: Sable Antelope - Animal of the Month: October 2013

Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:34 am

Nice sighting! \O

Re: Sable Antelope - Animal of the Month: October 2013

Wed Oct 14, 2015 4:36 pm

^Q^ ^Q^

Strange formation of the group though :-?

Re: Sable Antelope - Animal of the Month: October 2013

Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:18 pm

Ja, Lis...pretty sure those are all adult bulls?

Will ask the experts! ..0..

Re: Sable Antelope - Animal of the Month: October 2013

Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:27 pm

But a very lucky sighting indeed

Re: Sable Antelope - Animal of the Month: October 2013

Wed Oct 14, 2015 7:08 pm

I know that the southern Sable populations are well known for having cows that are much darker than other populations, but they are still usually lighter in colour than bulls.

I wonder if a cow and the calves met up with a batchelor herd? They may have become split from the main herd?

Otherwise, how old are immature bulls when the dominant bulls throw them out?

Re: Sable Antelope - Animal of the Month: October 2013

Wed Oct 14, 2015 7:17 pm

Sherryl says it's Satara/Muzandzeni area, and so the normal types there....females lighter if one looks back on the thread? Definitely bulls?

Saw the same at Talamati last week, one bull leading the herd, with one other adult bull, also black, in the more mixed herd... -O-

Re: Sable Antelope - Animal of the Month: October 2013

Wed Oct 14, 2015 7:23 pm

Richprins wrote:Sherryl says it's Satara/Muzandzeni area, and so the normal types there....females lighter if one looks back on the thread? Definitely bulls?

Saw the same at Talamati last week, one bull leading the herd, with one other adult bull, also black, in the more mixed herd... -O-


Lucky sighting :evil:

Re: Sable Antelope - Animal of the Month: October 2013

Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:54 am

Dr Whyte agrees with Dr Dewi...the cows can get darker than one thinks. He guesses only one adult bull, and the red one a young bull!

Dr Joubert is on leave... \O

Re: Sable Antelope - Animal of the Month: October 2013

Thu Oct 15, 2015 1:19 pm

Ranger buddy thinks they may ALL be cows! (No clear bull)

(Calves indicate presence of cow in group, obviously)

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Re: Sable Antelope - Animal of the Month: October 2013

Thu Oct 15, 2015 5:40 pm

More of same:

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Pretty sure it is Shimangwanene Dam!