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Re: Cheetah

Unread postby SamoesaWoestyn » Mon Jun 08, 2009 7:13 pm

Great stuff BW

This was mine last year June near Tshokwane.

5 Cheetahs vs 1 Impala ... No chance!

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Hope to see them again in action in a month's time!!!
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Re: Cheetah

Unread postby SamoesaWoestyn » Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:05 pm

Some more pics of the Cheetah kill!

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Re: Cheetah

Unread postby Boorgatspook » Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:09 pm

Stunning photo's SW! :clap:

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Re: Cheetah

Unread postby goeland69 » Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:28 pm

Pikasso recommend to post several cheetah pictures taken last year, in August, between Crocodile Bridge and Lower Sabie.

I can see a cheetah female with 4 little during 20 minutes.

sorry for the bad quality but my camera was broken because of the dust

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Re: Cheetah

Unread postby DuQues » Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:45 am

Speedy cheetahs put through paces

Scientists are attempting to discover exactly what makes cheetahs the fastest running animals on the planet.
A Royal Veterinary College (RVC) team is using high-speed cameras and a sensitive track to monitor the big cats as they sprint.
Cheetahs can reach speeds of at least 104km/h (64mph) and they can achieve their top speed in just a few paces.
The study is being carried out with North African cheetahs from ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

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Re: Cheetah

Unread postby DOGMAD » Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:56 am

I spotted this lone Cheetah on the S28/S137 junction,did not see any other Cheetah but a pair of jackal were following him
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Re: Cheetah

Unread postby SOOM » Tue Aug 25, 2009 6:22 pm

Seen at Samevloeiing, KTP - June 2009
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Re: Cheetah

Unread postby CuriousCanadian » Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:12 pm

:big_eyes: Nice cheetahs!!!! :clap:

Beautiful!!! :dance: Mother is collared?

Great sighting & pics!!! :D
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Re: Cheetah

Unread postby Crested Barbet » Sat Sep 05, 2009 3:07 pm

On March 11, 2008 when I was driving from Lower Sabie to Tshokwane on the H10, appr. 1 km from Lower Sabie, a cheetah with three cubs crossed the road. Unfortunately the cubs dived into the long grass and were not longer visable. However, the cheetah lady climbed a tree and watched the area. Here are a few pics. Enjoy!

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Re: Cheetah

Unread postby Petro Rossouw » Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:44 pm

Awesome sighting. Great photo's. They are just such special animals.
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Injured cheetah

Unread postby skywalker2251 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:57 pm

I just returned from a couple weeks in Kruger.

While I was in Satara there were a two cheetah that were always found on the H7 by the junction of the S36 and Timbavati road. Unfortunately, one of the cheetah was badly injured. One of his hind legs was injured and he was limping badly.

Does anyone have an update? Last I saw them was around Dec 1.

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Re: Injured cheetah

Unread postby gerharddb » Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:57 am

:yaya: Skywalker,

The Ratpack saw them in end of January sometime when we went out on a night drive. They are 2 brothers that walk or walked together but havent seem them or heard of them for some time now and Ive been there 7 times since. Would be nice to hear whether the 2 of them is still going strong.
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Re: Injured cheetah

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:58 pm

We saw them exactly there as far back as 2006.

My hunch is that the 'well' brother will do the hunting and the 'sick' brother will either get better or sooner or later fall prey to something bigger if he cannot get away in time.
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Re: Injured cheetah

Unread postby macktheknife » Sat Dec 12, 2009 1:21 am

Saw them at that exact spot on 13 Nov 2009, they lay under the same tree all day. The healthy one walked away a few times and it appeared that he was calling the injured one the whole time. After a while it would turn around and join it back under the tree!

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Re: Cheetah

Unread postby Wild about cats » Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:56 am

Not seen in a SANpark. Seen near midday.

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