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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby Sharifa » Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:08 am

We saw Tshidi from 6.15pm to 7.20pm on 23 November 2012 about 3 km south of Urikaruus. He was in a tree

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then came down and posed for us :D

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then came towards us and and set about 3 meters away 8)

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby anne-marie » Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:47 am

. :clap: :clap: :clap: superb :k
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby GavinW » Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:48 am

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby wanderw » Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:38 am

I think that is every forumite's dream leopard sighting!!! :mrgreen: :dance:
Thanx for posting Sharifa! :thumbs_up:
Kgalagadi Leopard Identification Guide and Sightings Form
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby Friedrich von Hörsten » Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:23 pm

:dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Thanks, surely the most endearing pic of a young leopard I have ever seen -- perfect setting in soft gentle light!

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby katydownunder » Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:36 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap: :thumbs_up: 8) :mrgreen:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby Aristocat » Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:49 pm

:big_eyes: :big_eyes: What a quality sighting!!! Beautifully captured Sharifa.....we all dream of a sighting like this one :dance: :dance:

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby lion queen » Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:55 am

Stunning sightings all of you!!!!

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby arks » Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:54 pm

WoW, Sharifa!!! :mrgreen: What a fabulous sighting and pix! :dance: Purrfect!
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby Sharifa » Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:12 pm

Thank you All

We saw Tshidi and Seleka on the 24 November 2012 at 9.30am 3 km south of Urikaruus

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby Fotomaljohan » Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:33 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap: Wonderful sighting and even better photos Sharifa! Now I cannot wait to drive up that corrugated Auob road in a couple of days! 27th December onwards! Hope I will be as lucky! Season's Greetings! FMJ
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby Sharifa » Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:25 pm

Wish you get to see them FMJ and hope to see you :thumbs_up:

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby jacliz » Sat Dec 22, 2012 5:49 pm

Fantastic photos Sharifa :clap: :clap: :clap: . Don't you think Tshidi is the most beautiful leopard you have ever seen? Glad you got to see so much of them :dance:. Makes me long to go back to KTP.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby Rookie » Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:41 am

Have just got back and had a sighting of one of the cubs in a tree the one day and then I saw what I presume was Baralong with both cubs the following morning on the ooooother side of the riverbed (ie photos not anything like Sharifa's :p).

I went to fetch hubby and better camera, was gone not 10 minutes and she was gone when we got back! :(

This was also about 3 km south of Urikuruus turnoff.

I will try to post what I have, just as evidence photos, to add to the database.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread postby wanderw » Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:35 pm

Hi Rookie!
:dance: So pleased that you saw leopards! :dance:
When you are ready, please post. :thumbs_up:
Kgalagadi Leopard Identification Guide and Sightings Form
http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/

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