Observations in the Order: Rodentia

Common Name: Rodents

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Desert Mice

Sandwich May 17 (107)
By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Sandwich Bay
Observed: 26th May 2017
Added: 24th June 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

Photo credits: Christine Ridge-Schnaufer.
Apparently an isolated population at a seep in dune field, subject of of recent documentary

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South African Ground Squirrel (MZNP)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Mountain Zebra National Park
Observed: 31st May 2017
Added: 16th June 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Ag shame, let me help you up the kerb ...YIKES!

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Ann Arbor Rd, Scottburgh
Observed: 15th June 2017
Added: 16th June 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Little fella trying vainly to climb high kerb from street back to his burrows on verge. Transformed into snapping turtle before my eyes! Not helped by presence of very interested, straining at their leashes dogs. Took twig (no waay was I gonna risk a finger - let alone an arm and a leg!) Offered to jaws. Beast duly seized in vice grip. Lifted back to burrows into which he quickly scuttled. Much to the disgust of the awful dogs ...

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Dassie Rat

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Location: Mirabib, Namib-Naukluft NP, Namibia
Observed: 29th April 2012
Added: 15th June 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Striped mouse (MZNP)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Mountain Zebra National Park
Observed: 28th May 2017
Added: 14th June 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Alien House Rat?

Alien House Rat?
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Location: Pretoria 1
Observed: 25th April 2017
Added: 13th June 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Porcupine droppings

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By: Peter ErbPeter Erb’s reputation in MammalsPeter Erb’s reputation in MammalsPeter Erb’s reputation in Mammals
Location: D1918, Erongo Region
Observed: 29th March 2013
Added: 12th June 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Dassie Rat

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By: Peter ErbPeter Erb’s reputation in MammalsPeter Erb’s reputation in MammalsPeter Erb’s reputation in Mammals
Location: Spitzkoppie, D1925, Erongo Region
Observed: 29th March 2013
Added: 12th June 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Dassie Rat

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By: Peter ErbPeter Erb’s reputation in MammalsPeter Erb’s reputation in MammalsPeter Erb’s reputation in Mammals
Location: Avis dam, Windhoek, Namibia
Observed: 11th June 2017
Added: 11th June 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Porcupine diggings

Porcupine diggings
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Tulpleegte 3235_2240 n boundary
Observed: 25th May 2017
Added: 4th June 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Mouse being dragged out of hole and being eaten

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By: Peter ErbPeter Erb’s reputation in MammalsPeter Erb’s reputation in MammalsPeter Erb’s reputation in Mammals
Location: D1937, Erongo Region
Observed: 26th March 2016
Added: 3rd June 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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Lawn mower's little fat helper

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 29th May 2017
Added: 31st May 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Poor Porcy

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By: Mo_
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)
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Location: Conical Peak nek, Matroosberg
Observed: 21st May 2017
Added: 26th May 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Remnants of quills suggest this porcupine met its fate up here in the hills.

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Alive! And jumpin'!

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By: Bushboy
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Location: New England Stud Farm
Observed: 1st January 1970
Added: 25th May 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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One of a pair of trapped fellows leaping amazingly high - but not high enough - from their now dry "fall trap" at my approach. By lying on my stomach I was able to reach down - just - and grab them. Neither came easy, more terrified of their predator than their predicament. Neither tried to bite the hand that saved them, but took off into the grass like speed-striped rockets!
Fallen/washed into road-side concrete storm-drain sumps where most had drowned. This particular sump was near the top of the slope and had dried out. Farm management alerted to the problem.

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Striped mouse (D.Drif)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Damsedrif
Observed: 10th May 2017
Added: 22nd May 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Cool Hand Leuc

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By: vynbos
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Location: Government Ave, Cape Town
Observed: 4th May 2017
Added: 17th May 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:11
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Tree Squirrel

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By: Nigel Forshaw
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Location: Kruger National Park, Letaba Rest Camp
Observed: 9th May 2017
Added: 16th May 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Expired Rodent

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By: Mo_
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)
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Location: Kogelberg Peak
Observed: 30th April 2017
Added: 3rd May 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Rodent Gnaw-Marks on P. amplexi Flowerhead

P. amplexicaulis - chewed flowerhead
By: Mo_
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)
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Location: Spekrivierskloof, Matroosberg
Observed: 10th May 2014
Added: 27th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Looks as if this flowerhead was a tasty snack for some hungry rodent.

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Countryside homicide

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Location: briers louw nature reserve
Observed: 25th April 2017
Added: 25th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:3
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Rat

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 16th April 2017
Added: 19th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Photo credit: Christine Ridge-Schnaufer

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TCR porc

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By: Bushboy
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Location: TC Robertson Wetland Trail
Observed: 4th November 2015
Added: 16th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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TCR porc

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Location: TC Robertson Wetland Trail
Observed: 25th October 2015
Added: 16th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Camera traps

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Lots and lots

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Location: Dinokeng - Uitvlugt North
Observed: 2nd April 2017
Added: 3rd April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Came across 20+ of these running across the road

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Mouse (Pretoria)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Pretoria - Voortrekker Rd
Observed: 10th March 2017
Added: 3rd April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

In a service manhole with a broken lid

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Flattypine

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By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: R44 E of Lamloch
Observed: 4th March 2017
Added: 3rd April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Foraging rat

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 23rd February 2017
Added: 30th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Mini Mouse

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Location: Dinokeng North - Uitvlugt South
Observed: 25th March 2017
Added: 26th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:2
Description:

Found crossing the gravel road. Luckily he allowed enough time to snatch a couple of pics before darting off.
Body length ± 50mm

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Tree Squirrel on ground level?

Tree Squirrel on ground level?
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Location: Mopani
Observed: 2nd April 2014
Added: 25th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Better than a sami!

Better than a sami!
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Location: Mopani
Observed: 1st April 2014
Added: 25th March 2017
Likely ID: Rodentia
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

Don't know what was on the menu. Something with a long thin tail. Mouse or rat?

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Species with which Rodents (Rodentia) interacts