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 Post subject: Re: Bushpig
Unread postPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:27 pm 
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We saw this one at Maloutswa hide in Mapungupwe in March. They (the pig family) were around every day we were there. This park is a place worth visiting!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Bushpig
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One of four Bushpig observed from the Maloutswa hide in Mapungubwe in January 2008. Unfortunately they were way too shy for any other photo opportunities. I could just see the family move through the tall grass to the left of the hide. This one showed itself for maybe one second before disappearing again.
Most probably the same family as Skopsie's.
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 Post subject: Re: Bushpig
Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:34 pm 
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Hi Guys,

We spotted this guy on the H1-1, 2km outside Skukuza, on the 30th of April 2011.

Check out the link in my signature for the story.

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 Post subject: Re: Bushpig
Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:21 pm 
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Bushcraft wrote:
LaeveldLeeu wrote:
Congrats

First daytime pic of bushpig in Kruger that I know of
:thumbs_up: Some seem to agree. I didn't realize how rare they were, especially in the Skukuza area, that's until RP pointed it out.


Yip its truely an amazing sighting...and much rarer than a pangolin or Aardvark for this part of the greater Kruger. To put it in perspective in the last 30 or so years of recorded animal sightings in 2 of the larger properties of the Sabi Sands (which borders the Skukuza area) the only evidence of Bushpig was one record where an individual fell victim to a leopard.
Bushpigs are quite common in the Makuleke concession along the Luvuvu river region though.
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 Post subject: Re: Bushpig
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o-dog wrote:
Yip its truely an amazing sighting...and much rarer than a pangolin or Aardvark for this part of the greater Kruger. To put it in perspective in the last 30 or so years of recorded animal sightings in 2 of the larger properties of the Sabi Sands (which borders the Skukuza area) the only evidence of Bushpig was one record where an individual fell victim to a leopard.
Bushpigs are quite common in the Makuleke concession along the Luvuvu river region though.


Thanks o-dog :thumbs_up: I live in KZN and often see pigs in the midlands bush, but I knew that they were rare in KNP, but didn't know how rare. :thumbs_up:

I was in northern KZN in another conservation area over the weekend and this guy below chased me into our unit. I was outside having a smoke and he came charging out of the darkness :shock:

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Each time I opened the sliding door he went for me :big_eyes:

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Eventually the family arrived

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 Post subject: Re: Bushpig
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Elzet wrote:
Perhaps whiskey fumes have this effect on these animals?


:twisted: It wasn't a pink pig, of which I have seen a few in my time :lol: :lol:

Check out the whiskey and water on the table :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: Bushpig
Unread postPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:54 pm 
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Bushcraft it seems they are not shy at all :D
can they be dangerous (like Warthog) ? no tusk :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Bushpig
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LaeveldLeeu wrote:
Anne-Marie

They are more dangerous than Warthogs. They do have knife like tusks that can do alot of damage to the legs.
Agreed :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Bushpig
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I saw a bushpig the past July during our visit to Kruger park.
It was mid day wich is a very lucky find on the S59 near Punda Maria. This is a road with very thick bush. Something caught my eye. That distinctive rough yellow hair on its back, no Photos because he was gone as soon as I have seen him. Pitty would like to see some more of them. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Bushpig
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what a chance :clap:

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