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Motsumi

Unread post by AstroMatt » Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:58 am

Motsumi in Setswana which means Hunter

Here is a new leopard for the Kaspersdraai area called Motsumi.
Mike Cary spotted him on 10th September 2013 at around 8am.
He is a young male judging by the small testicles but he is looking very well. He was spotted the following day at the same location.
All the pictures are courtesy of Mike.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by kesheshe » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:00 pm

here is the first leopard photo's from the trip which I need help ID.

Seen at Kaspersdraai on October 14th. I think the male is Motsumi?

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:16 pm

Fantastic sighting kesheshe! :thumbs_up:
You are 100% correct about the identification of Motsumi....the female is our lovely lady Langklaas :)
Who by some strange twist of fate you saw mating at Nossob in 2011! :mrgreen:
Did you actually see them mate?
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by kesheshe » Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:23 am

Hi

You wanted the leopard mating photo's so here are a few:

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:56 am

2014-12-01 Motsumi
100m past Kaspersdraai at 18:50

December started with a bang for us as we had an our only leopard sighting of our recent trip. It was a short but amazing sighting of Motsumi just north of Kaspersdraai.

It all unfolded on our drive to Nossob from Twee Rivieren. 50m before Kaspersdraai we found both a brown and spotted hyena walking quite close to each other near the road, as well as a few jackals around hassling them both. The spotted hyena came right up to the car to get a closer look at us. After her turned and left we drove on to the waterhole only to find a female lion flop over right by the waterhole. At this point we figured that the jackals that we had heard calling in the distance were for the lion. Then to our amazement another 100m up the road Motsumi was sat by the side of the road looking a bit annoyed...we could now see the noisy jackals and we kicked ourselves for not responding to their calls quicker!

There was an amazing stormy sunset beginning and we really wanted to stay longer with him but time was pressing and we could only stay for a few minutes before having to leave to make it back for gate closing. But we managed to get a few nice shots of this majestic male.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by shane » Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:46 pm

Beautiful sighting of Motsumi at Cheleka a week ago.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by WillieV » Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:24 am

During our August 2016 trip to Kgalagadi we had a sighting of Motsumi on the 15th at 16h15.
We were staying in Nossob camp and on our afternoon trip south towards Dikbaardskolk looking for 5 young Lions that were seen that morning. We could not find the lions :cry: ( we saw them on our way back to camp) :D and decided to go as far as Dikbaardskolk looking for other lions that were in that area. Three km from Cheleka I saw something lying in the road a distance away. As we came closer it became clear it was a Leopard. :dance: He saw us and got up and walked into the veld.
He was not on my side of the vehicle, but I managed to get a few shots before he disappeared in the tall grass.

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From the Leopard Identification Guide.
1.25 Motsumi
Sex: Male
Born: Unknown
First Sighted: 13th July 2013
Last Sighted: 9th January 2015
Range: Cheleka to Marie se Draai
Mother: Unknown
Father: Unknown
O_spring:
General Info: Mainly seen at Kaspersdraai.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:51 am

@WillieV - lovely sighting of Motsumi, and :clap: for getting pix as he walked into the veldt. I know they can disappear really fast. He looks in good condition. Many thanks for posting here. :gflower:
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Re: Motsumi

Unread post by isinkwe » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:34 am

WillieV identified Motsumi for me :thumbs_up: :D

Seen from the Nossob hide on 14 March 2017. He was there from 9.35 pm to 9.45 pm

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Unread post by wanderw » Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:28 pm

@isinkwe - lovely sightings of Motsumi and Itumeleng! Thank you for posting here. :gflower:
Motsumi - just north of his usual range! :thumbs_up:
Itumeleng - She has not been seen at Kamqua for a long time. I think she is exploring south due to the 'free' range, now that her mom Barolong has passed on.

@WillieV - thank you for helping with the IDs! :thumbs_up:
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