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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha
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Charbel,

Lovely pic of the yellow mongoose. :clap: :clap:

Great :cam: of the Hyenas. :clap: :clap: ..they look very well fed. :dance: .. Cub looks in a real playful mood. :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha
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What an awesome Hyena sighting Charbel! I love the sphinx pose! :clap: :clap:

And the cute little Yellow Mongoose! He looks so inquisitive! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha
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:D Hi Charbel

Just caught up with your KTP-report. Beautiful pics :clap:

I am on board :popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha
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Charbel,

Lovely pic of the yellow mongoose. :clap: :clap:

Great :cam: of the Hyenas. :clap: :clap: ..they look very well fed. :dance: .. Cub looks in a real playful mood. :hmz:

:popcorn: :popcorn:



Hi Trro-trrrrrr
They were quite well, weren't they? We can understand why they didn't engage in going after the Gemsboks....

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha
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hilda wrote:
What an awesome Hyena sighting Charbel! I love the sphinx pose! :clap: :clap:

And the cute little Yellow Mongoose! He looks so inquisitive! :D


The sphynx pose was really something.... Bad pic but great moment...
We were lucky to find them there.....

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha
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:D Hi Charbel

Just caught up with your KTP-report. Beautiful pics :clap:

I am on board :popcorn:

Leana


Hi Leana
I am happy to have you on board... I will soon continue...

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha
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We arrived at Kielikrankie around 5:30, astonished with the beauty of the place, the view of the dunes, the quality of the cabins, the sympathy of Jacques, the warden of the camp. Here are two views of the dunes in front of the cabins.

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We were bringing food and other things from the car to the cabin, when a Leopard passed by, not far from my friend Pedro. It went behind a bush and remained there hidden for a long time. We went to Jacques' house to see if we could see it. Jacques showed us lion footsteps just besides the house, but the leopard was not moving.

Jacques told us he would tell when the leopard moved.... After some time, he came to our cabin to tell us the leopard was in the waterhole... It was funny that the leopard looked so small. The waterhole looked so close but it was an illusion, it was far away... We needed an animal to give us the right perspective.

Does someone know which leopard is this? I still have to check in the Astromat's guide.

Here is the leopard drinking from the waterhole.

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Here is a closer image.

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After drinking water, he followed through the dunes, crossing the whole space in front of the cabins.

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This is a closer pic of the leopard moving down there in the dunes.

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The leopard marked a bush. So, its territory is around the camp.

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha
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wow superb :clap:
it's seems to be a female :hmz: will search too
maybe the same I stroked one night, last year :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha
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Charbel, Kieliekrankie is such a lovely place, I love it

What a great Leopard sighting, thanks for sharing with us :gflower:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha
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I think is Auchterlonie female :thumbs_up: :dance:
but wait a little bit for the specialist :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha
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Kieliekrankie looks fantastic Charbel! We hope to visit it next year! :dance: :dance:

What a beautiful Leopard sighting! Great pictures too! :clap: :clap:

Thank you so much for sharing! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha
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Well, well, well :big_eyes:

Kielie - a super place and a more super leopard visit - what a wonderful day for you :clap: :clap:

Thanks for the beautiful :cam: - of a beautiful cat.

On board to hear about the rest of the night at Kielie :popcorn:


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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha
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Lovely report and pix Charbel! Loved your sphinx! :clap: :thumbs_up:
Gorgeous leopard sighting! Anne-Marie is right! It is the Auchterlonie Female and Kielie Krankie is part of her territory! If you have time, please report this sighting to AstroMatt, to help the Kgalagadi Leopard ID Project - see link at the end of my post. (you will also find the ID guide in my link, in case you would like to check the ID of your leopard too.) Thanx! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha
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Charbel,

Wonderful view you had at Kielikrankie..... :dance:

Stunning Leopard sighting right from the comfort of your "home".. :clap: :clap: Great pics to match. :thumbs_up:

More please :popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha
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anne-marie wrote:
wow superb :clap:
it's seems to be a female :hmz: will search too
maybe the same I stroked one night, last year :wink:


Hi Anne-Marie
I agree that it looks like a female. Also, it doesn't look very big, at least judging from a distance....

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