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 Post subject: Re: Leopard with Snare near Lower Sabie.
Unread postPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:09 pm 
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Thank you Sean - This saga has been going way too long and it would appear that perhaps many opportunities to do something constructive were lost.

I agree the biggest question is how did this leopard get this snare - leopards are extremely territorial and it would appear that this leopard's territory was well known and it did not come into an area which could be termed dangerous insofar as snares. In fact if you look at its territory there would either have to be unsavoury characters roaming the bush a long way from any border or gate and this is a worrisome scenario indeed.

I am so relieved at the outcome though. Sad that it had to take this long in terms of suffering!

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 Post subject: Re: Leopard with Snare near Lower Sabie.
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Thank you, SeanP. This is great news. This leopard is so beautiful. He, or for that matter any animal, should not suffer like this. That he could have died a terrible death was so upsetting. Now I can look at his photo and do not have to feel like crying!!! He is quite a surviver!!!

But the question remains: how did he get caught in a snare? What would have happened to him if he was indeed captured? It is an alarming thought.

Thanks again, SeanP. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Leopard with Snare near Lower Sabie.
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You are welcome all. I am overjoyed this leopard story had a happy ending and my heart goes out to all the animals who are not so fortunate.


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 Post subject: Re: Leopard with Snare near Lower Sabie.
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So glad about the happy ending to this story! Thank you for making it your personal mission to find this Leopard SeanP, and to be able to report back this wonderful news! :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Leopard with Snare near Lower Sabie.
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Great news SeanP :dance: :dance: .

Thanks for sharing :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Leopard with Snare near Lower Sabie.
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The question has never been answered:

Who on earth would have set a snare within a radius of about 5 km of Lower Sabie?

Don't blame rhino poachers, or people living on the edge of the park.

This is at least 10-15 km from the Mozambique border....

Either poachers are walking around Lower Sabie freely as they wish, or Sanparks employees or their friends are doing this. I would rather not entertain the latter option, but if anybody has more accurate info, do let us know!

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