Animal Droppings Quiz #1

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Animal Droppings Quiz #1

Which animal left these droppings?

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thanks Katja Laughing out loud keep those quizes coming! It's fun to exercise my brain too.

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Giraffe is correct.

Giraffe and kudu pellets have very similar shapes but giraffe pellets are bigger. Giraffe pellets are about 30 mm long, kudu pellets only about 20 mm.

Of course the size of the pellets is difficult to see in the pictures. But because of the height from which they fall, giraffe pellets are usually more scattered than those of the kudu. That's why I posted the 2nd picture as a hint. Eye-wink

Well done, sabine and Fani!

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Looks like girrafe's dropping around Nkorho waterhole ... Puzzled Puzzled But I don't know the droppings of all the others ... to compare Laughing out loud Laughing out loud

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katja wrote:
I wouldn't be too sure about it being antelope droppings.

Hmmmmmmmm............ now my wheels are turning Laughing out loud I have it (this time) narrowed down to 2 guesses ( Laughing out loud ) but it's difficult to get a good guess on the individual size of each dropping (giggle, giggle!) Giraffe?

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sabine wrote:
because of the arid looking landscape (then again maybe it is just the road),

Yes, it is just the road. The photo was taken in Kruger National Park.

 

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and I know that the droppings belong to a type of antelope, my guess is springbok. ???

Not springbok. I wouldn't be too sure about it being antelope droppings. (No more hints for a while now, I'll wait for some guesses first. Wink )

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guess #2: because of the arid looking landscape (then again maybe it is just the road), and I know that the droppings belong to a type of antelope, my guess is springbok. ???

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Very good guesses but they are not kudu droppings. Maybe the wideangle shot of the droppings helps. Wink

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Kudu.... from one who has spat the spoor!

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could it be kudu dung?

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