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 Post subject: Cheetah sighting
Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 10:39 am 
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Hi all.

We spotted a group of 3 cheetahs yesterday morning (17 - March 06) at around 6:40am, on the road just north of Lower Sabie camp (H10)

They were sitting on the road, and walked straight past our vehicle, which was needles to say, just breathtaking, but my question is, should I submit the photos to the Wild dog & Cheetah census? Or has this census already been completed?

If you guys could please advise, I would appreciate it. Thank you.

In any case, I will submit the photos to the Public Sightings page once I have reduced the size.

Max


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Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 11:38 am 
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Although the competition is over, I do believe that photo's will always be appreciated, as the research is ongoing.

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You can post them here as well.....

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Hi Max. Lucky you to have been in the Park yesterday. :mrgreen: Have you seen this topic yet? Even if the competition is over, you might still find the info interesting.

And we would love to see your pics too! :D

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Please dont hesitate to send them in -
Either send them now,
or wait till the next competition and send them in then - the census is likely to occur every 2 years, as in the wild dog one, and that info will be able to fill gaps in the intervening year. Cheetahs are long-lived animals, and this interim year will still be important for a point in time 2 years from now.

Send them at some stage,

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Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 2:56 pm 
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Hi guys, thanks for all the info, and sorry that it took me a while to return to this topic.

After looking at some of the images from the Public Sightings, I'm pretty sure that this particular group of cheetahs is quite regularly spotted, but in any case, I will submit the photos as suggested, as well as post them below for anyone who is interested.

Image Image Image Image Image Image Image

And then finally, here's two pictures of an Elephant. We were silently observing it from the side of the road, when it suddenly took an overly keen interest in our vehicle. I was too busy snapping away to realise how close it was, and ended up having to reverse about a kilometer down the road, while it sauntered after us. Is this a usual occurence? I can assure you that we did nothing to provoke it, or even to let it know that we were watching it. What would the likely scenario be in a case like this? Would the elephant become aggresive with the vehicle and it's passengers?

Image Image

Ok, well that's it for now. If anybody would like the original pictures in their full size, for non-commercial use only, please feel free to let me know and I will be happy to provide them.

Hope you all enjoyed, and thanks again for all the help.

Ta, Max


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Thanks Max for sharing your Cheetah photos ..hope I can do the same when we are in the Park on 18th.April. We havent spotted a Cheetah for about 8 years!


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Thanks for the cheetah pics, Max! :mrgreen:

Enjoyed the ellie too! :D

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Lovely pictures Max. I have never seen cheetah in the park and I find them the most visually stunning animals.

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Thanks for the pics :D ! Great sighting!

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Max, super sighting of the cheetahs! :mrgreen:

About the ellie: Ellies are very playfull and inquisitive. Their favorite game is the "Lets see if that tourists reverse works" game, and they play it a lot.
This one as well, he looks very cool and easygoing. If he had wanted differently you would have gotten an instant lesson in How to do 50 in reverse.... :D

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Thanks Max. Just love the H10!

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Lovely Cheetahs!

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Wonderful cheetah sighting!
Thanks for posting the pictures.

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Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 8:24 pm 
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Hi All,

Had a great sighting near satara in December of 2 cheetah. Still attempting to post hope it works



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