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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby Sharifa » Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:03 am

I do not have a personal issue with you. I have issues with how SANParks are doing some things. You could have replied to me on the other topic but I accept your apology.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby wanderw » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:09 am

Getting back to Spots:

A small update:
The new young male Kabelo has been seen at Leeudril waterhole on 12/03/14.
Ontlametse, the grown up cub of Tswana, was seen near Melkvlei on 21/03/14.

To all those in the park or going up soon - Happy Spotting! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby jenand » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:25 am

Here's a pic of Kabelo from the sighting that wanderw mentioned.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby jenand » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:36 am

And Ontlametse

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby GavinW » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:41 am

Hi Jen
Lovely sighting of Ontlametse :D
You had a much better angle of her than we did
And no lens envy :wink:

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby jenand » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:57 am

oooh. I have that exact same photo too :)
Stupid branches in the way all the time. (My pic is about the only one without branches)

You get the glory for spotting Ontlametse that morning.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby GavinW » Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:05 pm

jenand wrote:oooh. I have that exact same photo too :)
Stupid branches in the way all the time. (My pic is about the only one without branches)

You get the glory for spotting Ontlametse that morning.

No Debbie does :P
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby wanderw » Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:05 pm

jenand and GavinW - great sightings and pix of both Kabelo and Ontlametse! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

And thank you both for posting, and Debbie, for spotting! :dance: :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby anne-marie » Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:10 pm

same to me :mrgreen:
what a chance :dance:
with or without branch :wink: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby AstroMatt » Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:19 am

Thanks for posting the pictures here jenand and GavinW, and well done to Debbie for the spot...I gather it was a tricky one ;) :thumbs_up:

Seems like sightings are picking up a bit after a dry spell during February.
Kabelo was spotted at Houmoed on the 18th March 2014 so it would appear that he is exploring the south a bit....maybe we might have a new resident male in the making? Time will tell :)
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby Herkaun » Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:56 am

Not sure who this is, but saw him/her at the Nossob hide after 11:00pm. This was on January 4th this year. Was chased away by big Mr. Lion.

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He/she suddenly appeared in the darkness like a ghost. The Lion was there earlier in the evening, but returned to chase him/her away.
My blood dried up! I now have RED SAND in my veins!

Nossob: 3-5 January 2014

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby AstroMatt » Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:58 am

Welcome to the forum and this thread Herkaun.
Lovely sighting at the hide and great photos :thumbs_up:
You saw the female called Haigamas. She hasn't been seen very often and is very distinctive as she has a lot of little almost cheetah like spots.

Would you mind sending me a full report through my website below.
Thanks :thumbs_up:
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http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/

Please use the online form or download the spreadsheet to report leopard sightings.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby jenand » Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:56 am

Wow, Herkaun. Great night time pics!

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby wanderw » Sun Mar 30, 2014 2:28 pm

Lovely sighting and super pix Herkaun! Many thanks for posting! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby anne-marie » Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:02 pm

and again a beauty :dance:
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