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Genet atop a rhino: more cam trap sightings from Wildlife ACT

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Further to the previous post from www.wildlifeact.com, Christie has sent me more images of the same cheeky genet riding atop a rhino at night...

 

Questions answered: Dr Simon Morgan (Wildlife ACT)

 

Is it the same genet that was seen at the back of a Buffalo earlier this week?

 

SM: It seems to be the same genet, although we have not been able to verify that yet.

 

Is this a coincidence?

 

SM: It is probably the same genet. The photos were taken at the same camera trap site. We are looking to put a remote video camera trap there to see if we can record this behaviour more accurately.

 

Does this kind of behavior occur often in Game Reserves?

 

SM: As far as we are aware this is the first recorded behaviour like this. We would love to know if anyone else has recorded something similar and the circumstances surrounding it.

 

To read more on this sighting, visit the Wildlife ACT page here.

 

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SM: As far as we are aware this is the first recorded behaviour like this.

 

 

Totally aside from how fascinating the photos are, it must be very exciting to be able to say that.

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Nature never ceases to amaze! Love this genet :D

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Weasels (if they live at the barn) often come atop of horses. They say it is because weasels lick horse skin to get some salt. I am wondering if with genets if it is the same type of behavior.

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