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Feeding time

Posted by
dobbino (Cape Town, South Africa) on 29 August 2014 in Animal & Insect.

...and education time! We had only seen these on rocks before and didn't know they climbed trees. This is a rock hyrax or rock badger (Procavia capensis; also called the Cape hyrax).

Canon EOS 6D 1/400 second F/8.0 ISO 100 65 mm

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Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

nicely done

29 Aug 2014 6:25am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Excellent shot Rob. How big is it? It looks about the size of a cat

29 Aug 2014 9:31am

@grouser: Hi David - yep, you're correct. And, like cats, can be very destructive in residential areas, though these destroy the vegetation outside the homes.

L'Angevine from Angers, France


30 Aug 2014 7:26am

Canon EOS 6D
1/400 second
ISO 100
65 mm