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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby wanderw » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:19 pm

@darraaz - long time no hear! :shock:
Sorry, I can't help you with Flikr. I use Photobucket instead, and if you resize pix to 640 by 480, there should be no problem uploading them.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby lion queen » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:17 am

You can look here on how to use Flicker and photobucket.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby AstroMatt » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:10 am

Great sighting Jo :clap: ....and thanks for the id Anne-marie :thumbs_up:
Kgalagadi Leopard Project
http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/

Please use the online form or download the spreadsheet to report leopard sightings.
You can also download a free copy of the identification guides for KTP and Augrabies.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby Jo » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:55 pm

AstroMatt-will fill in your form this weekend and post more pics...work just a bit hectic at moment!

Thanks for the ID everyone!

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby anne-marie » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:04 pm

:dance: :dance: :dance: I will try to meet (and why not touch :lol: ) again all my friends the spotted cats... Leopards and Cheetahs :dance: :dance: :dance: in few days
maybe some new.. to ID :wink:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby lion queen » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:08 pm

anne-marie wrote::dance: :dance: :dance: I will try to meet (and why not touch :lol: ) again all my friends the spotted cats... Leopards and Cheetahs :dance: :dance: :dance: in few days
maybe some new.. to ID :wink:
...........as long as you tell them to wait for me......... :dance: :dance:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby Jo » Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:09 pm

Ok....sorry for the long wait....but to continue.....

Will come back to the previous sighting....seemed not to have loaded the rest of the pics... :doh: :doh: :doh:

We had decided to spend the day in camp at Urikaruus on 3/8/2012....we were relaxing on the verandah, reading our books at about 10h40, when some movement to the right of the waterhole caught my eye....

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She wandered up to the waterhole...

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And then she proceeded to enjoy a long drink....

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She then got a little nervous...and with a last look, she jumped up and disappeared over the back ridge!!!

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Needless to say, we didn't move from the verandah for the rest of the day!!

More to come...

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby wanderw » Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:23 pm

Gorgeous sighting and pix of Tsamma! :clap: :clap: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: No wonder you stayed put on the verandah! Thanx so much for posting Jo! :gflower:

And there's more? :popcorn:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby Leanawel » Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:05 pm

Beautiful cat :cam: - thanks :D

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby lion queen » Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:46 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Tsamma will hopefully make an appearance in a few weeks time when we'll be on our veranda!!!! :pray: :pray:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby Jo » Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:29 pm

Tanks for all the comments....and once again sorry for the wait :redface:

Back to the 2/8/12...with the first pic of Tsamma....after she had finished drinking, she headed past unit 4, crossed the road, and sat down near a bush....staring intently up the slope. She sat there for a good 5 min.....we started to wonder if she had gone into a trance.... :wiz:

And then she pounced.....and took off after a bat-eared fox!!! :big_eyes: :big_eyes: :big_eyes: :big_eyes:
Unfortunately my video skills did not match my excitment :redface: :redface: ....but on the video below you can sort of see their tails streaking past....if you use your imagination....and replay it a few times!! We were all standing on the elevated walk way that connects the units....and our next door neighbours and my mom were able to confirm, with binocs, that she did indeed catch the bat-eared fox and then carried it in to the shrubs at the top of the slope.....this I did not catch on the video....it was too quick and I was looking in the wrong place!!!!

[video]http://youtu.be/A9FGfRnlsRI[/video]
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby Leanawel » Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:53 pm

Thanks Jo :thumbs_up:

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby wanderw » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:15 am

Thanx Jo for a peek into the life of a leopard! :clap: :thumbs_up: I can imagine your excitement, poor batty though. :( They seem to feature quite a bit on a leopard's menu.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby Jo » Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:49 am

- :thumbs_up: wanderw and leanawel

Another glimpse into Tsamma's life....this goes with the above pics of her when she came down to drink in the middle of the morning....

[video]http://youtu.be/mlZ39iMncDo[/video]

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby Jo » Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:53 am

And then to move on....


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