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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby jacliz » Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:34 pm

They are the same anne-marie. Between Urikaruus and the upper dune road.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby AstroMatt » Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:37 pm

Thanks for posting those pics jacliz, they certainly should be seen by everyone. :clap: :clap:

You are right Anne-marie, they are the same family. When Enrico saw the cub he could only see one of them. When Jacliz returned to the place Enrico saw the cub there were 3 leopards!! Just goes to show that you have to be patient. As i also mentioned they were spotted at pretty much the same spot by Lion Queen on the 27th September 2012. It would be nice if some one has a sighting before that so we could narrow the age down :pray:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby jacliz » Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:54 pm

Yes AstroMatt, when Enrico told us there was a leopard in a tree we dashed off at full speed! As we got there the leopard jumped down and we thought we were too late, but it lay on the ground under the tree. After a while we saw a tail hanging from the tree - TWO leopards :big_eyes: We watched them for a total of about three and a half hours. The second cub came down at 6:00 and they walked towards us. By then all the other cars had left. Realising they were only babies and that mum must be around somewhere, we followed them for a couple of hundred metres and there she was, on the top of the dune! If we had seen nothing else for the rest of the holiday (but we did :wink: )we still would have come home happy!
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby anne-marie » Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:07 pm

:dance: the patience always pay :clap: :clap:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby Jo » Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:49 pm

Wow....superb sighting jacliz!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: ...and great patience :clap: :clap:

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:56 pm

Wow wow wow

Stunning images and sightings :clap: :clap: :clap:

Hope we will spot the on our December trip :dance:

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby wanderw » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:08 am

@jacliz - Thank you for posting! :thumbs_up: That sighting was awesome and I am sure there are a lot of very :mrgreen: forumites that have read this thread. :wink:

@enrico - Thanx for allowing AstroMatt to post your pix. Great sighting :dance: , and thank you for sharing your info with other forumites. :gflower:

@AstroMatt - Great sighting of Miera! You do seem to have a connection to her! :wink: Interesting that she was still close when there were lions around. When we got to Montrose and saw the lions(albeit a few days previously) I thought that our chances of seeing a leopard had gone out the window! :roll:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby lion queen » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:20 am

Oh my goodness.............Jacliz I'm so very please with your stunning sighting!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
I was so sad when they never came out from behind that ridge.........now I at least know who we saw!!! Thanx Enrico for sharing yours..........just beautiful!!!

We'll be back at Urikarus 13 December and I'll scan that area day and night!!! ............ :big_eyes: :pray:
Just have to convince Eric it's for research purposes!!! :tongue:

Oh and then my all time favorite Miera!!! Wow what a nice sighting AstroMatt........... :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby anne-marie » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:02 am

lion queen wrote: Just have to convince Eric it's for research purposes!!! :tongue:
ask Eric to come with you :lol:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby lion queen » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:47 am

anne-marie wrote:
lion queen wrote: Just have to convince Eric it's for research purposes!!! :tongue:
ask Eric to come with you :lol:


Brilliant idea!!!! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby jacliz » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:42 am

More of one of Barolong's babies :)
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby wanderw » Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:45 am

Just gorgeous jacliz! What a little beauty! :dance: :mrgreen:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby anne-marie » Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:17 am

Oh ! jacliz, so beautiful :clap:
Lepard and picture...of course :clap:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby lion queen » Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:28 am

Stunning stunning stunning!!!!!

Thank you so very much for sharing!!!!

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby jacliz » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:02 pm

We really were incredibly lucky with this sighting (many, many thanks to Enrico for telling us about it, otherwise we would have stayed in camp) - and, of course, patience played a BIG part in it. But there really didn't seem much point in driving off looking for something else. After all, what beats multiple leopards?
500+ photos are rather too many to sort through though :tongue: Don't worry, I won't post them all. @ Lion Queen and Jan, do hope you get to see the cubs (and Barolong) in December.
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