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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:08 pm 
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Hi Evel,

We heard about this during our December stay and wondered whether the story was true.........thank you for sharing!!!

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We saw Gertie the next day with the 3 cubs, all four of them well.... :dance: :dance: :dance:


We also saw them the following day at 13 waterhole on the move in the heat. Who did you hear the story from, we were the only vehicle at the sighting, we might have told you :D


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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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wanderw wrote:
@Evel - a very interesting sighting of Dakotah! :thumbs_up: Can I ask when did you see him and at what time did the incident with the cheetahs occur?

If possible, could you also please fill out AstroMatt's spreadsheet with the sighting details - you will find the spreadsheet and AstroMatt's e-mail address in the following link:
http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/

Many thanks for posting! :D

Also great to know that Gertie and her family are safe. :dance:


All the details have been sent to AstroMatt :)


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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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Evel wrote:
lion queen wrote:
Hi Evel,

We heard about this during our December stay and wondered whether the story was true.........thank you for sharing!!!

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

We saw Gertie the next day with the 3 cubs, all four of them well.... :dance: :dance: :dance:


We also saw them the following day at 13 waterhole on the move in the heat. Who did you hear the story from, we were the only vehicle at the sighting, we might have told you :D


Hi Evel,

I must confess I have no idea who the people were, they were staying at KTC and we at MM, saw them daily at Gertie sightings and got to chat to each other later on......we were it a white Toyota D/C and they in a silver SUV.

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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lion queen wrote:
Evel wrote:
lion queen wrote:
Hi Evel,

We heard about this during our December stay and wondered whether the story was true.........thank you for sharing!!!

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

We saw Gertie the next day with the 3 cubs, all four of them well.... :dance: :dance: :dance:


We also saw them the following day at 13 waterhole on the move in the heat. Who did you hear the story from, we were the only vehicle at the sighting, we might have told you :D


Hi Evel,

I must confess I have no idea who the people were, they were staying at KTC and we at MM, saw them daily at Gertie sightings and got to chat to each other later on......we were it a white Toyota D/C and they in a silver SUV.


Aaaaah we told the couple in the silver SUV the morning of the 16th Dec, its great that the story travels :dance:

I have added more photos to my post :D


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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:01 pm 
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brave Gertie :dance: all that for her cubs :clap:
and they grown up... nearly the double than in September :clap:
thank for posting :k :gflower:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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thank you jacowolmarans :k
have news from Safran :dance: and her maybe boyfriend :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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Jaco welcome to the forum.....stunning entrace with those pics. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Evel that was a sighting of a life time :dance: :dance: :dance: thanks for sharing

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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Thanks all for the kind words and welcome! As a leopard newbie, I must confess I had a serious bout of "bokkoors" when I spotted N!xau. Within seconds, my foot on the clutch pedal went into such an uncontrollable spastic twitch I had to take the car out of gear for fear of stalling.

I realised this was one of those once-in-a-lifetime shots, and had to force myself to breathe deeply, position my bean bag and be calm. Twitching foot or not, I managed to snap off a series that thankfully turned out sharp enough to use. As luck would have it, the light was just special, the sun squeezing through low clouds just above the horizon in that special yellow colour that lights up the cat's eyes. One of these shots is currently being enlarged for my foyer:
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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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STUNNING photos Jaco - thanks for sharing them with us - they really are special - and to see a leopard that hasnt been seen for ages, well, that's even more wonderful :D

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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N!xau has made a comeback :dance: :dance: :dance:

We saw him 11km south of Kannagauss on 24 December at 6.15am and followed him for 3 km for 45 minutes before he diasappeared into the riverbed and over the dunes

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Stunning photos and sighting both of you!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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Beautiful! Glad he's back - and with him sniffing around Safran, hopefully we'll spot some cubs soon!


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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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Hope so too jw :thumbs_up:

and there is another female, Rosa, who is also in the area.


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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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:dance: :dance: :dance: only good news :D

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