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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah, Kruger, S100
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:16 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah
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She gets mother of the year vote. Good job raising five.

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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah
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Location: Heart, mind and soul on an early morning drive close to Satara, unfortunately the body is in CPT!
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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah
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Wonderful sighting....very nice :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah
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Saw this Beauty two weeks ago on the H9.
It was the first one we'd seen since 2009!!


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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah
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Wow Val! :clap:
Stunning and it looks just like the one we saw as well! :tongue:

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 Post subject: S82 cheetah sighting
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Just wanted to report on an awesome sighting we had last week.
We spend at least a week in the park every year and have never had any luck in finding a cheetah on our own. Last week we spent only a few hours in the park on our way back from Mozambique.
We were driving very slowly and peacefully along the S82, having entered the park at Crocodile Bridge, planning to have breakfast at Lower-Sabie, before heading home via the S26.
About two kms from LS, still on the S82 we spotted a cheetah waiting for us in the middle of the road!
The most beautiful sighting ever.
It was only us, and the cheetah lingered in the road for a few minutes, looking at us, before graciously disappearing into the bush.
A very special experience and I am so glad we could not resist a drive through the park before heading home to Gauteng.
Heading back after our breakfast at LS, just before Crocodile Bridge gate, we saw a huge traffic jam, with people literally outside their cars and children standing on the roofs.
When we got closer we could see that the fuss was about the silhouette of another cheetah in the distance.
We promptly left.

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 Post subject: Re: S82 cheetah sighting picture
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 Post subject: Re: S82 cheetah sighting
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 Post subject: Re: S82 cheetah sighting
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Wow you had a great sighting!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah
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As promised @ the Val & Duggie meet....

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Christmas present from Kruger, Ejoyed sharing the info @ Shing.

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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah
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Stunning! Holding thumbs for our upcoming trip later this year after a two year drought not seeing them.


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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah
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I saw Gertie and the three little ones, on the 9 mars... and more :dance: :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah
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 Post subject: Cheetah coalition near Orpen.
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My brother and sister had a brief holiday in Kruger a week ago. On the short dirt road from Tamboti Tented Camp to the H7 tar road, they came across 6 male cheetah together! Unfortunately they could not take any photos as the camera was already packed away :? (they were busy driving out of the park).

Does anyone have more info on this coalition? Of course the area around Orpen has a lot of short sweet grass plains so I am wondering if this coalition is perhaps linked to optimized hunting of the large amount of blue wildebeest that frequent this area?

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