Carol g wrote:
Shame poor scaredy cat, such a high tree
You can't get involved with those who can't get down from their view point
Exactly the point - so maybe that is why she stayed up there - didn't want
to get involved maybe...
and you thought I got left behind, I was sitting right at the back, trying to find some more suspects, I wonder why the leopard only got out the tree after everyone had gone
What is she up too
Good to know you are still with us, isinkwe!
Lady L was up to no good if you ask me!
Up the tree is clearly easier than getting down again!
Beautiful Leopard sighting nonetheless Bushbuddies! Maybe you will get a chance to interview her later on!
Maybe we will...
It does seem as if the up was easier!
I must say it was a HUGE tree, and she was far from the ground...
I might have been scared myself if I was her...
Meandering Mouse wrote:
Run, Mousie, run - this creature is indeed a naturally born killer!
What an awesome sighting of lady leopard
Maybe she was waiting for a criminal to pass under the tree so she could jump on it
....or maybe she was waiting for an unsuspecting poor victim to pass underneath the tree!
They do here as well! I'm not so sure about these big spotted kitties though...
We've had good luck in general with these spotted beauties. But if you talk about the smaller and faster spotted ones - cheetahs - that's a different story for us!
Maybe she knows to much and would rather stay elusive, or maybe she is the culprit.
Ah Sparrow - with your birds eyeview, your inputs in this investigation are helpful indeed!
A spy, a criminal, a victim... of fear of heights maybe - who knows!
It is a pity that the leopard was not interested in an interview, but maybe she got a guilty conscience.
I guess the though of getting the fire brigade made her to seriously reconsider her situation....
Lovely evidence for the file on the leopard's attitude.
Another great episode
Can you imagine the evidence we would've gotten for the file on the attitude of the fire fighters if we had to call them out...
Crested Val wrote:
I literally had visions of the "fire brigade" or some help of sorts to get this kitty down the tree. She really got up every now and then, looked down, then turned around and decided to stay put! Poor kitty...
john n poppy wrote:
just caught up...how interesting to see the leopard in the same tree for so long....it does loo like a good tree to hide in though....maybe she had something to hide from the law??
Hi john my friend - good to have you on board! True - but she could not hide from our investigation now, could she!
I hope there is still space for me,I would hate to miss out on this case. I am a bit of a late comer but have fully caught up on the investigation and because of my tardiness,
am willing to put in extra hours of reading, watching and assisting with the investigation.
Fantastic case so far.
Well, SurfCindy, with an attitude and hard work like that - you are more than welcome to join the team. We are just about to head out and try find some more suspects....
Loving this creative style of TR writing. Any cats on the S100 must be fictional. I've traveled that road a lot and never seen any Lion, Leopard or Cheetah. Not even when doing a night drive from camp. Yet it is hard to argue with photographic 'evidence' !
Let the story continue.
Now, now - have you read chapter 1 on my opinion on the S100? I have decided to write the next chapter just for you. More proof and more evidence from the S100...
Crested Val wrote:
Any cats on the S100 must be fictional. I've traveled that road a lot and never seen any Lion, Leopard or Cheetah. Not even when doing a night drive from camp.
We are the same.............in nearly 40 years of periodically travelling that road,, we have had one not very good lion sighting (last February!!!)
And Val - you'll also have to pay attention to the next chapter - it's all for you and Riaan!
Missed a few episodes but glad that I caught up
Now how amazing is all the bird-characters that you guys met and interviewed during your investigation
And the buff family and the very dark Mr G raff character, quite interesting people
About Lady Leopard, maybe we met some of her family members this weekend at Lower Sabie, we had the same leopard cub for four days 2km S of LS on the H4-2... We saw mummy with him once, didn't know we could see them in the same area so many times. He was on the same rock for two days and just moved into the different trees during the other days...
Not to worry Heksie, at least you've caught uip with us again!
Interesting story. That leopard has been getting her cubs in that region for a few years now. There is a den area and all there. They get spotted there frequently. Wish I could go and investigate the matter there for myself now...
Lovely episode. Maybe there was something (lion or hyena) hanging around near the bottom of the tree, or maybe it just looked at lot higher from the top
Looking forward to the next episode.
Now that you mention it...
About 500m South of this sighting, there was a lion sighting also. They were on the other side of the road, deep into the bush, and just sleeping away (as lions do) - so not an easy or good sighting. But maybe she knew about them or smelled them... Who knows...
Excellent detective work cheetahlady!