My SO and I had an awful experience on the Kanniedood Dam road about 8 years ago. We were in a Mazda 232 Hatchback and came around a corner to see quite a small leopardess limping across the road, she went into the bush. As we were alone we parked the car and switched off hoping to see some more of her. She emerged about 5 minutes later and sat about 3 metres from us. She was snarling at us and her tail twitching, my SO said "I think shes going to get aggro you'd better back off". Just as he said it she charged, I panicked and forgot to first press the immobiliser so I couldnt start the car, it was all happening so quickly. I just said to him I'm sorry and she was at the window. Fortunately he had managed to wind the window up about 1/3 of the way and the sun was reflecting off it due to the dust coating. This made her lose eye contact with him and she just stood there - right at this half open window, we didnt move we were so frozen with fear. After about a minute (it seemed like forever) she walked around the front of the car, crossed over the road and dissapeared into a hidden donga right there and subsequently hauled out a tiny cub and dissapeared. We then realised off course why she had tried to attack us and felt really bad. We were quite shaken by the incident though and no matter how good the potential photo, I'll never down a window around a leopard or lion again unless they are far, the speed with which she moved was awesome, remember that the next time you decide to take a leak in the long grass.
Beautiful story....but that closing
In fact this is a wonderful thread, and I look forward to a great many chuckles as I go back and read all of the posts!