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Old 05-27-2020, 09:45 PM   #1
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Default Nilgai don't jump?

I have always read and heard that Nilgai don't jump fences but will go under them or through them when scared. Well a few days ago we were on our way back from Boca Chica Beach and I always keep my eye out for them because there are a few out there, not nearly as many as on hwy 48 between Brownsville and Port Isabel but I've seen a few. Sure enough we spotted a couple of bulls out in front of us and they were heading across the flat towards the road. There was no one behind us so I stopped to watch and see what they would do and those two bulls came up to the first fence and jumped right over it just like it was nothing, just like a deer would. Then they crossed the road right in front of us and we got to see them jump the next fence when they kept going. It was quite a sight. My son actually got a couple pics with his phone and they aren't excellent quality but still pretty cool. I'm waiting on him to send them to me. Anyway, it was a pretty cool thing to see.

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Old 05-27-2020, 10:30 PM   #2
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I haven't seen them jump a fence, but I know they can and will. I do have video from this past March of 25 bulls going under a fence in front of us.
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Old 05-27-2020, 10:37 PM   #3
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One of the things they do ...... after they jump a fence...... is they stop and poo. Find a fence crossing and get down wind and it’s a great place for a bow shot!!!
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Old 05-27-2020, 11:09 PM   #4
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Past few I saw jump was when they got drilled by a .300 win mag! Lol


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Old 05-27-2020, 11:46 PM   #5
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You are in Brownsville? I hope you keep your valuables locked up. ��������
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Old 05-28-2020, 07:02 AM   #6
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I know exactly what you mean. I saw a blue bull jump a fence like nothing . I think it’s more of how can a big animal like that big jump a fence so easy. It looked so unreal to me. I sat there in my truck for a few minutes just replaying what I just saw. I have seen them 1000s of Times go under or through a fence, but only once jump a fence. It was a majestic sight .
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Old 05-28-2020, 07:17 AM   #7
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You are in Brownsville? I hope you keep your valuables locked up. ��������
Lol, not sure if you are joking or if that's the old "everything in Brownsville gets stolen" ignorance reply. I have lived in Brownsville 39 of my 42 years and the only thing I have ever had stolen was a lawn mower about 15 years ago. Doesn't really seem like a prevalent problem to me.

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Old 05-28-2020, 04:52 PM   #8
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Got the pics.

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Old 05-28-2020, 05:01 PM   #9
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I've seen them do it as well
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Old 05-28-2020, 09:07 PM   #10
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We watched a big eland bull flatfoot jump an 8’ game fence. Talk about big animals jumping!


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Old 05-28-2020, 09:16 PM   #11
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Looks like that t post has seen a couple NOT clear the fence
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Old 05-28-2020, 09:22 PM   #12
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That's cool. I've seen a couple every now and then heading down hwy 510. Always wondered if they jumped fences.
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Old 05-28-2020, 09:23 PM   #13
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Was sitting in a stand one morning on the corner of the neighbors high fence ranch. I could here a vehicle coming in a hurry down their fence line. Next thing I knew there’s a big Nilgai bull standing in front of me. He jumped clean over that 8’ fence getting away from those hunters. They walked that corner for 30 minutes trying to figure out where he went.
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Old 05-28-2020, 09:53 PM   #14
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Was sitting in a stand one morning on the corner of the neighbors high fence ranch. I could here a vehicle coming in a hurry down their fence line. Next thing I knew there’s a big Nilgai bull standing in front of me. He jumped clean over that 8’ fence getting away from those hunters. They walked that corner for 30 minutes trying to figure out where he went.
Sooo... How did it taste?
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Old 05-28-2020, 10:39 PM   #15
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Lol, not sure if you are joking or if that's the old "everything in Brownsville gets stolen" ignorance reply. I have lived in Brownsville 39 of my 42 years and the only thing I have ever had stolen was a lawn mower about 15 years ago. Doesn't really seem like a prevalent problem to me.

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Of course I'm joking. I can joke about it cause I'm originally from Los Fresnos. It just seems like whenever someone brings up the Valley there are those that chime in about how dangerous the Valley. Most of them have never lived there.
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Old 05-28-2020, 11:01 PM   #16
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Of course I'm joking. I can joke about it cause I'm originally from Los Fresnos. It just seems like whenever someone brings up the Valley there are those that chime in about how dangerous the Valley. Most of them have never lived there.
Lol, good to know, I thought so but wasn't sure. Always funny to see those comments like you said.

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Old 05-29-2020, 04:09 AM   #17
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Very cool pics! I’ve seen them bury their head and go straight through them all. The poo comment is correct. They **** in the same spot.


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Old 05-29-2020, 06:42 AM   #18
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Didn't know they jumped fences either. Cool pics!!
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Old 05-29-2020, 06:45 AM   #19
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Supercool
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Old 05-29-2020, 07:20 AM   #20
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That is one heck of a drag
Amazing something so big can jump fences. Magnificient critters.
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Old 05-29-2020, 08:20 AM   #21
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Sooo... How did it taste?
It left as fast as it came.
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Old 05-29-2020, 08:58 AM   #22
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Of course I'm joking. I can joke about it cause I'm originally from Los Fresnos. It just seems like whenever someone brings up the Valley there are those that chime in about how dangerous the Valley. Most of them have never lived there.
Nice. I grew up in Los Fresnos too, live in Fort Worth now. Hoping to get down for the Laguna archery hunt this year.
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Old 05-29-2020, 10:54 AM   #23
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I have not seen them jump a fence, but I have seen them go under them. And run. They run like a giraffe. I can't watch them run without laughing a little. But dang do they cover some ground. They can put a lot of distance between you and them in no time at all.

Those are some cool pics. You can tell how powerful they are.
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Old 05-29-2020, 11:23 AM   #24
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I have seen quite a few go under but that is cool pic of one jumping a fence. I love thwacking those beasts!!!
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