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 Post subject: Re: Leopard
Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:26 pm 
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Great images and sightings

Previously also uploaded an image of the big mail just before Paul Kruger Gate and presume it is the same one (page 82).

Does any one know why he have a collar around his neck?


http://i1263.photobucket.com/albums/ii6 ... G_7801.jpg


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 Post subject: Leopard vs Python - 3rd September 2012
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This is an incredible series of photos taken at a sighting with a leopard fighting a python.
It was seen on the S1 near Skukuza
Photos by the Campbell-Harrises

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Video coming soon!


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 Post subject: Re: Leopard vs Python - 3rd September 2012
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I agree :big_eyes:

wow

It seems to know to break "the neck".

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 Post subject: Re: Leopard vs Python - 3rd September 2012
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Now that is something that you don't
see everyday. :big_eyes:

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 Post subject: Re: Leopard vs Python - 3rd September 2012
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Here is the unbelievably rare footage of a leopard fighting with a python seen this month



Thanks to the Campbell-Harris Family for the footage


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 Post subject: Re: Leopard vs Python - 3rd September 2012
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:clap:

Incredible sighting. I wonder how often pythons are attacked by cats in the wild?

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 Post subject: Re: Leopard - Python battle
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here is the actual video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcYUTVnOH80

:popcorn: :clap: :dance: :cam:

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 Post subject: Re: Leopard vs Python - 3rd September 2012
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flying cheetah wrote:
Fantastic sighting :dance: But I'm very surprised that the leopard allowed the python to escape into the water :shock:
Does anyone know what bird is calling in the background?


I was wondering the same thing.


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 Post subject: Re: Leopard vs Python - 3rd September 2012
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pops wrote:
Possibly a Trumpeter Hornbill? :think:

I am not so sure about it's a Trumpeter Hornbill, nearly 100% but would love to know for sure.

The sighting one of those of LIFETIME , well done!!!! lucky people


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 Post subject: Re: My top 3 leopard sightings in Kruger
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James of the Jungle wrote:
Wow Stoffel, sounds like you've had some unbelievable luck over the years. What I like about all your sightings is that you guys stayed put and waited. I think that's the trick, if there is any sign of a predator in the area, I say hang around and see what happens. Patients is the key!

Thanks for sharing :thumbs_up:


Just ran across a picture of "the great escape" from my earlier top 3 leopard sightings posting! Image

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 Post subject: Re: My top 3 leopard sightings in Kruger
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This still has to be one of my own personal highlights and certainly my top Leopard sighting!
Seen on the S25. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: My top 3 leopard sightings in Kruger
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Elsa.....Very nice pose :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: My top 3 leopard sightings in Kruger
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In 31 years of visiting KNP, Sharifa and I have seen well over a hundred leopards. Every leopard sightings is very special. So what are the hot spots for leopards. In our experience these roads:

The H3 from Malelane right up to Jock Of the Bushveld Camp
The S114 from its starting point in the south right up to Renosterkoppies Dam
The S139 Biyamiti Road
The S25
The S28 and H4-2
The Maroela Loop
The H1-2 running parallel to the Maroela Loop
All the roads around Satara S100, H7, S12, S127, H1-3, H1-4
The Northern Red rocks Loop - S52
The Mahonie Loop - S99

Our record for a trip is 10 leopards but it was a 15 day trip. We have been blessed when it comes to leopard.

So which are the top three. Well I do not have any photos for what is the best leopard sighting for me.

It is December 1984 and Berg en Dal is a new camp. We entered from Numbi and on our way to B & D, on the H3 just south of the Matjulu Bridge, Miss Sharifa says stop leopards

:hmz: :big_eyes: Leopards like in more than one,

:shock: like in the blazing December Heat.

Three leopard cubs, probably about six months old, that joie de vivre age, frolicking in a tree :dance: :dance: :dance:

We spend an hour with them and were the only car and on the way to B & D told oncoming cars to look out for them.

But that one does not count, no photos, so the top three with photos

In third place is the Princess and her Prince.

Just south of the northern intersection between the S28 and H4-2 is a bridge over the Mativuhlungu River
We had seen a female leopard sitting on the rocks on 09 April 2009 but this sighting was on the 17 December 2010 when the Princess was once again sunning/cleaning herself on the rocks :dance:

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and then the Prince appeared from nowhere

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and gave us an eyeful :dance:

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while the Princess slept

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No 2 and No 1 coming soon :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: My top 3 leopard sightings in Kruger
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Ekoppen, Duke and Sharifa and Elsa what wonderful leopards. :thumbs_up:

Here's another one of mine.


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 Post subject: Re: My top 3 leopard sightings in Kruger
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Very nice sightings mites. I remember well the two leopards we watched on the bridge oposite of Nsemani dam. It was our first visit back in septmeber 2001, on the first morning after our first night in Satara. There were two, I think a female with a grown up cub. They were jumping in and out of a tree, feeding on an male impala.
No sharp pics, but a claer memory. And highly addictive as last march we celebrated our 10th visit.
Since 2001 we had several sightings, mostly half visible or to far off for a good pic.
On two occasios we were lucky. The first was in may 2009 when we met the local leoapard at Sirheni and two days later a leopard walking on the H7 very near Satara ( our favorite main camp)

And in november 2012 our best sighting ever, a cub feeding on a baby warthog. I posted them in 2010 with the story, here are a few pics. It all happened on the H 4-2. 10 ks north of Croc Bridge, on a cloudy morning at 11.00. A very memorable day, as hours earlier we spotted lions and the cheetah brothers that were hanging around the place.

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