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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby Scouter » Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:46 am

Sorry AstroMatt - internet been down for days .... will check my photos and see ... I think KG's post was from
the 3rd .... if its the ones with Stefan in the back of the Landy ..?
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby AstroMatt » Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:40 am

No worries, it would be good if you do have some.
KGs post was this one
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I have the ones of Stefan as well....really cool shots :)
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby Scouter » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:42 pm

Hi AstroMatt ... here are some of the first sighting on Monday 27th - light not good and she was on the move a lot more than the 2nd Monday so not such great photos ... when we first saw her she was crossing the road and then climbed this tree and spent quite a while mooching around in it ..

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then she jumped down and crossed the road again - most of my photos have bits of the car in them ( side mirrors and stuff cause she was that close :twisted: )

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but once on the other side she was a bit more chilled ...

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Hope they help :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby AstroMatt » Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:57 pm

Thanks for those Scouter :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
It is the same sighting but the clearer pics and more info are really useful. Much appreciated.
Hope its not too long till you get to see her again, after all you seem to have a good relationship with her....3 separate sightings to date, all within the year :shock:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby myles » Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:44 am

Hi Astromatt,

just got back from the KTP yesterday - had a fantastic leopard sighting at Auchterlonie. As soon as I remember how to post photos, I'll upload some photos. Will also send you the Excel spreadsheet.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby lion queen » Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:49 am

I can't wait to see those photos Myles!! If you need help with the photo posting just shout I'll gladly help.

We also got back yesterday from our weekend in KTP.

Saw Miera again at Montrose and two leopards just south of Urikarus. One looked like a young one. Will post photos later today. Your email is on its way.......... :dance: :dance:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby AstroMatt » Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:53 am

Great news on the sightings Myles and Lion Queen. :thumbs_up: I wonder who the two south of Urikaruus could be?? :hmz:
I can't wait to see the pics, and thanks for filling in the spreadsheet, it really does make the record keeping easier.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby lion queen » Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:34 pm

These two just south of Urikarus on 27 September at 18H10

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As you can see no co-operation!!! They kept hiding away and we did not have that much time to spend with them!!!
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby myles » Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:53 pm

Hi,

Good start - I remembered my Flickr password.

Here are some photos taken on Friday at 9h00 at Auchterlonie.

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Any ideas of an identification.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby lion queen » Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:06 pm

Looks like the Auchterlonie Female to me, but I see the boffin is lurking!!!

Stunning photos Myles!!! Love the one where she jumps across the water!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby AstroMatt » Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:08 pm

WOW!!! What an amazing sighting of a flying leopard :mrgreen: :mrgreen: That is surely a once in a life time sighting!
You saw the Auchterlonie Female, the mum of the now famous Cagn (many sightings at Leeuwdril).

@ Lion Queen, your sighitng is a lot more difficult, i think i might need some time to properly compare some pics. But it certainly looks like one of them is cubbish. It's a shame when they don't come out to play like the Auchterlonie Female, but at the same time it keeps the mystery :wink:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby lion queen » Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:21 pm

AstroMatt wrote:@ Lion Queen, your sighitng is a lot more difficult, i think i might need some time to properly compare some pics. But it certainly looks like one of them is cubbish. It's a shame when they don't come out to play like the Auchterlonie Female, but at the same time it keeps the mystery :wink:


I do know AstroMatt......... :wall: :wall: ...........and then there is that awful thing called gate times!!!!

I emailed you the originals, hopefully you can do something with them?? I wondered if it might be Barolong with a cub?? I can't remember that I've read anywhere of new cubs!!!
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby myles » Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:23 pm

Thanks Astromatt and Lion Queen. Took a few minutes for the adrenaline to go after she had left us. Left my 9 year old son speechless for quite a while - now he can't stop talking about how close to his window she came :D .

Would love to hear the stories when he gets back to school.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby Scouter » Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:47 pm

Awesome Myles - stunning stunning action photos - you really were blessed :thumbs_up: and so glad to see Cagn's mum again - she was our first really good KTP leopard sighting in Jan last year - also near Auchterlonie :D
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby wanderw » Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:57 pm

@myles - :clap: :mrgreen: :clap: Fantastic sighting and pix of the Auchterlonie female - quite bold she was! I suppose you would expect no less being Cagn's mom. :wink: Thanx for posting! :thumbs_up:

@lion queen - a weekend in KTP and you get 3 leopards! :mrgreen: I have also tried to compare your pix of the mysterious twosome - I am afraid I have very few good pix of leopards' throats etc. I hope AstroMatt can shed some light on their IDs once he compares your originals to his pix. Thanx LQ! :thumbs_up:
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