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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

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

and the page to turn...

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby Jo » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:01 am

We had another visit from a different leopard during our stay at Urikaruus...she was bigger than Tsamma and only came at night (as far as we know!!)

Her first visit while we were there was on our first night there....and true to form, the video camera was new, I hadn't used it yet :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: ....and by the time I had it on and knew which buttons to push....she was gone!!!

She was at the water hole and then walked between units 2 and 3, through the car park and then under the camp managers unit, up the hill and gone. This was at about 8pm.

She did visit us again.....2am on 4/8/12......we were woken up by a bat-eared fox going bananas....and after the previous days interaction between Tsamma and bat-eared fox.....we jumped out of bed.....and there she was at the water hole.....the other leopard! Now to find the video.......get it on...... :wall: :wall: :wall: :wall: ....focus.......leopard gone!! She had walked through under the walk way again......so out back we went......Now for the page to turn....

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby Jo » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:03 am

Hopefully this does it and the page turns......if anyone can help with the ID, it would be great!!!

[video]http://youtu.be/EJsreJI4EVo[/video]

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby Scouter » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:37 am

:big_eyes: - awesome, awesome Jo :dance: - you certainly got spoilt with leopards this trip :mrgreen: - thanks for sharing !!
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby wanderw » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:00 am

@Jo - you were certainly blessed with spots! :thumbs_up: Thanx for sharing! :dance:
This is Tsamma again - her right hind leg and body spots match. So she seems to have made Urikaruus her base for now, or at least for the days you were there in August. :mrgreen:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby lion queen » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:07 am

Wonderful sightings Jo!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

I do hope she will be there in a few days time!!! :pray: :pray:

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby arks » Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:56 pm

Super videos, Jo! :thumbs_up:

And :gflower: to wanderw for keeping us 'au courant' with timely IDs

Holding thumbs that Tsamma will still be visiting in November :pray:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby Jo » Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:50 pm

:big_eyes: :big_eyes: :big_eyes: ....Thanks for the ID wanderw :gflower: ......she looks SO much BIGGER at night!!! (or maybe we just feel a little smaller standing on a little wooden walk way while a leopard walks past!!)

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby AstroMatt » Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:13 am

WOW!! What an amazing few days you had at Urikaruus! I think there is a lesson here to just sit back and watch this water hole. :clap: :clap:
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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.
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 Scouter » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:35 am

Here's another Cagn photo for you AstroMatt :D

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby AstroMatt » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:56 am

Thats a really lovely picture :mrgreen: :clap: :clap:
When and where did you see her?
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby Scouter » Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:18 pm

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Saw her twice ...on Monday 27th Aug and again on Monday 3rd Sept - both times just before I went off to do my KiP stint - first time around 9.30 and the second was about 10 or just after ... first Mon was at the tree at the "new" turnoff to Rooiputs ... 2nd time was about 200m south of Leeuwdrill ....

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She is amazing - gorgeous and so relaxed around cars and people, thankfully - I had her dissapear in front of the Landy where she was sniffing something yummy on the bullbar , next thing I know I look out my window and she is literally 20 cm away from me, staring straight into my eyes - thats when I realised the window was wide open and I need to start the car to close it - and at that second Stefan decides to climb over my head to see the leopard :big_eyes: - exciting times .....
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby wanderw » Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:44 pm

@Scouter - Absolutely Gorgeous! :mrgreen: :thumbs_up:
:big_eyes: Exciting times in deed!
Thanx for posting! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby Jo » Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:56 pm

Super sighting of Cagn Scouter.....and lovely pics :thumbs_up:

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby AstroMatt » Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:20 pm

Thanks for the info and the extra photos. I think she is going to turn (already is :) ) into a star.
Do by any chance have any pics from the first sighting on the 27th...or was it the same sighting that Jannie reported in the 'recent animals thread'?
Kgalagadi Leopard Project
http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/

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