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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

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

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

Unread post by 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 post by 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 post by 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 post by 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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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by enrico » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:34 pm

@jacliz.Great pics.Thanks for sharing. :clap:

Really glad you went to look for the leopard,if you had not we would not have these lovely pics of these magnificent creatures to drool over. :dance:
Very :mrgreen: :mrgreen: that I did see the family myself.

It is always a pleasure to share a special sighting,especially with a fellow mite.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by jacliz » Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:24 pm

Thanks enrico. Shame we couldn't have phoned you to come back :cry: .
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by bosticbudgie » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:44 pm

We had the pleasure of sharing about 1 hour with this gorgeous creature all on our own just south of Gemsbokplein WH! :dance: The sighting started with him/her stretched out under a tree. After a while he/she got up and sauntered across the riverbed. The something in the bushes caught its attention. Much to our surprise, an AWC hightailed it out of there, straight across the riverbed and over the ridge! The leopard was NOT impressed!!

If you clever 'mites could help with an ID it would be much appreciated! Tried to get all the angles, but I sometimes just forgot to take :cam:

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:48 am

@bosticbudgie - A beautiful sighting of Miera! :thumbs_up: She is about 2 and a half years old and gorgeous! :dance: :mrgreen: Thank you for posting! :gflower:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by anne-marie » Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:08 am

:dance: Miera... she has really a lot of succes :wink:
:clap: and thanks you bosticbudgie :k
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by jacliz » Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:48 pm

Hi bosticbudgie! It was lovely to meet you in TR - our first YR within minutes of arriving! Great sighting and photos of Miera :D. She certainly is beautiful. The 26th must have been 'Leopard Day' :lol:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by bosticbudgie » Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:27 am

Thanks for the ID, wanderw and anne-marie! :gflower: We thought it was her, but our leopard ID'ing skills are even worse than our bird ID skills!

Hi there jacliz :D Lovely to meet you too! The 26th most certainly was leopard-day! You guys also had an incredible sighting. As if seeing a leopard isn't special enough, leopard plus 2 cubs!! WOW! It's enough to make anyone absolutely :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Our photos 3 & 4 were taken through the window as Miera was right next to the car, looking me straight in the eye! I can tell you, I've never rolled up windows that fast! Although gorgeous, I would hate to share a Landy cab with her :big_eyes: I still get goosebumps thinking about it :dance:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by anne-marie » Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:30 am

it seems she is a bit familiar (not afraid) by human... and Hyena, is it because of her young age :hmz:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:31 pm

Thanks for the sighting bosticbudgie :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
She is a special leopard to see as she does seem to be very relaxed around cars. This is probably due to general habituation to the vehicles due to her mum being very relaxed around cars when Miera was young.
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http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/

Please use the online form or download the spreadsheet to report leopard sightings.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by katydownunder » Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:44 pm

jacliz we already heard about your Leopard sighting while in KTP, the bushdrums are working purrrfectly :lol:
Wonderful sighting and great captures :thumbs_up:

This is the first of a couple of Leopards that we saw on on trip this year at Samevloeiing on the 30.10.

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I think this last pic is the best for ID...

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