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 Post subject: Leopard doens't like what he sees!!
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Leopard doens't like what he sees in the mirror - 25 December 2012



This video is of a leopard looking at his reflection in a black car. He thinks it's another leopard so he starts to hiss at the mirror like car and scratch the car.
This is really rare and unique footage!

It was taken on the H1-2 N of skukuza in the Kruger National Park in South Africa

Video by Christelle Hurter


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 Post subject: Re: Leopard doens't like what he sees!!
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That is amazing.


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 Post subject: Re: Leopard doens't like what he sees!!
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very interesting... :thumbs_up:
it seems this leopard has something wrong at the tail :?

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 Post subject: Re: Leopard doens't like what he sees!!
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Wow, great video clip! :D
Does look like his tail had been broken.

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 Post subject: Re: Leopard with collar
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Will post some pics of him tomorrow


Just a gentle :bmp: SAF :wink:

Would love to see some pics.

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 Post subject: Re: Leopard
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These are some of my favourite leopard pics taken in July 2011 around the Nkuhlu picnic site area - http://wp.me/p29y4h-eg :D Love leopards!


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 Post subject: Re: Leopard
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As promised @ the Val & Duggie meet....

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All alone with him/her.

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 Post subject: Leopard
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Nice male Leopards near turn-off to S28 (near Lower Sabie)

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Typical face of a any cat smelling something….. so no exeption with this beautiful leopard.

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and a close up of him. Looking at the pictures, impressed again by him

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The colours… so special… with the sun rising…. 6:30 in the morning and looking at this king of beauty

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 Post subject: Re: Leopard
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Was end of november 2012... so probably their must be a cub somewhere in that area :wink: :wink:

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Stunning pics Aat :thumbs_up: Is this a recent sighting? :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Leopard
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Hi my friend :) :)
They are so beautiful and it was a real privilege to see him this close...

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Magnificent specimen of leopardhood, Aat. :clap: :clap: :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: Leopard
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These are my latest 2 Leopards seen in Feb this year.

This one on the H11, Kruger Gate Road, near the S1 junction.

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and this young female seen as we were leaving on the H1-1 just past Delaporte Waterhole.
but was determined not to show us her face! :wink:

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 Post subject: Leopard loves vehicle
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On the first of May 2013 we were on the H1-3 driving from Tshokwane to Satara. It must have been around 8.30 am when we found a remarkable leopard. The leopard was very interested in a Fiat Punto. Ehm.. Strange? Well, watch the movie and find out yourself.

What do you guys think? What caused the behaviour of the leopard? Was it just seeing its own reflection?



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 Post subject: Re: Leopard loves vehicle
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Leopards are inquisitive animals, especially young ones. Maybe the sun glinted on the mirror and it was investigating?

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 Post subject: Re: Leopard loves vehicle
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Leopards will also roll in animal dung.....maybe the car had been driven through some dung on the road which had sprayed up from the wheels on the side door and rear of car and this was interesting to the leopard.

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 Post subject: Re: Leopard loves vehicle
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Extraordinary!! Do you know the people in that car africawildlife.nl, or were they just driving in front of you by chance? :dance: :dance:


They were driving in front of us. The leopard was so relaxed. We've spent about 30 minutes with the cat. Awesome sighting.

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