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 Post subject: Re: Leopard
Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:20 am 
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oups... this one with the Porcupine :clap:

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Siobain what a terrific photo you can just see he was not a happy chappy at that moment very well captured :clap: :clap:

Thanks Radman, this was actually one of the best sightings I have ever seen in the Park, this is actually a female leopard, she was with another female and a male leopard.

What made this so amazing is that the male leopard would mate with the one female, then the female on the rock would get off and he would mate with her as well. We were stunned to see this, as I have never heard of a male taking on two females during the same mating period, I wondered if the second female was the daughter as she was a lot younger, as the older female would hiss at her (as seen in the photo), but not fight with her. Needless to say, the male looked grumpy and tired.

It was very difficult to get a photo with all three of them, I have one but it's not a great shot, I'll add it later.

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 Post subject: Re: Leopard
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Wow what a sighting surely its packed in the memory bank forever LOL

As for the mating yes it does occur sometimes and yes my guess is that it may have been one of her offspring otherwise you surely would have seen a more aggressive leopard
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 Post subject: Re: Leopard
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 Post subject: Re: Leopard
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anne-marie wrote:
oups... this one with the Porcupine :clap:


Yes Anne-Marie...............it's a shame that the first porcupine we ever saw was dead!! :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: Leopard
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Great Topic !!

They are special....

We saw this beauty on my birthday. Jan 28th this year in Kruger.
On the S1. We missed it for a couple of days... :wall:
And on the third day.... :big_eyes: :big_eyes:

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 Post subject: Re: Leopard
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We got back from Kruger on sunday. Saterday we havent see a leopard as yet,as we get back to camp at Lower Sabie after our afternoon drive a girl from next door said there is a Leopard in the river bed opposite the river. Got the awesome nice view in the open. Whole camp on the deck. Lady asks me what is at the waters edge is it a monkey? My 500mm doesnt help to much my dad with Binocs says yes it is a vervet monkey full of blood after about 5min a croc bursts out of the water all we see is a monkey and leopard running the croc runs after the monkey (monkeys gutz hanging out) monkey runs 5m then falls. Croc stops and leopard goes into the reeds thought he left next moment the leopard comes out of the reeds behind the monkey staulks the monkey sprints and grabbes it and into the bush she went. One of my best experiences ever and my second kill and that made my Big 5 from camp as well as I have seen all except the leopard and made our big 5 for the trip. Will post pics a bit later.

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 Post subject: Re: Leopard
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hi all, sorry only just worked out how to make pictures bigger so here they are at a more viewable size :D
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 Post subject: Re: Leopard
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thank you :D .... beautiful Leopard and pictures :clap:

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Saw this baby by the Southern Baobab last year!

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Ps how do you make the image bigger!?


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The bigger version..........when you resize your photo choose either 600X800 or 640X480........... :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Rare Sightings
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Hi 'mites;

I came across this beautiful rare sighting of a strawberry-colour leopard that was spotted in a reserve and thought I should share the picture with you :gflower: .

Isn't this just a beauty? :D
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The president of the cat conservation group, Luke Hunter, told National Geographic that the leopard might have erythrism, a little-understood genetic condition that's thought to cause either an overproduction of red pigments or an underproduction of dark pigments.

The article can be found here.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare Sightings
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:thumbs_up: A beauty indeed!

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 Post subject: Re: Leopard
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A young male we found on the S56 Mphongolo loop between Babalala & Shingwedzi. He was quite relaxed and we spent about 30 minutes observing his antics.
Clicking on any of the images will open a higher resolution image.
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superb Leopard... superb pictures :thumbs_up: :clap:

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