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Tsamma

Unread post by AstroMatt » Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:02 am

Named after the Tsamma melon

10th January 2012, 3.30pm
3kms North of Kamqua in a tree by the side of the road.
This is a new female leopard, she is quite small. She was seen later that evening with a smallish male leopard looking like they were going to mate.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by anne-marie » Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:05 pm

Leopard Nr 6

31.1.2012 – around 20h – from Unit 1, Urikaruus

One Leopard comes from the left side, saw something in the nearby bush, ran... and sat for a while.

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Then, comes again for a drink. In the meanwhile we saw this rabbit

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Unread post by anne-marie » Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:08 pm

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Then pass under the units (in the middle), come to Unit 1, use our car to hide from the rabbit...
and try and missed twice an easy prey :whistle:

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So poor light... shame :doh:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:28 am

So just to confirm the identities of all the leopards you saw here is the list :mrgreen:
No.6, 31-01-2012, Urikaruus, the new young female Tsamma.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by lion queen » Wed May 02, 2012 8:23 am

Hi All

Some of the leopards we saw on our trip in April 2012.

This was the evening of 10 April 2012 at the Urikarus waterhole.

Terrible photo I know, but for me that is now the norm!!!

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She came walking under our cabin ( nr 3) and then a hyena chased her into the tree in front of unit 4. When the hyena left she got out and just sat there staring at the waterhole.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by anne-marie » Wed May 02, 2012 8:46 am

:dance: certainly Tsamma, the juv. femelle, we saw too in January :dance:
well done lion queen, had to be wow... in the tree just in front :dance:
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Kgalagadi Leopard identification

Unread post by Michael Borcherds » Fri May 04, 2012 8:33 pm

We saw these Leopards (mom & daughter) @ Urikaruus waterhole

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Michael Borcherds » Fri May 04, 2012 8:37 pm

This young lady about 2km south of Urikaruus (99% sure was one of the ladies seen @ camp)

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Fri May 04, 2012 10:40 pm

@Michael Borcherds:
Sighting at Urikaruus:
Tsamma
Barolong lying down, Tsamma standing
2km south of Urikaruus - Tsamma :thumbs_up:

Thanx again for sharing! :D
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Kgalagadi Leopard identification

Unread post by WillieV » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:37 am

From: Fourth time "lucky" in Kgalagadi - May 2012.
Under Travel Tales

The next morning I went on a drive on my own. I decided to go towards Rooibrak, hoping for the Leopard we saw a week ago at Batulama. Our next door neighbour in number 2 left earlier and he also went south. I was watching his tracks in the road and just were he reversed a car came from the opposite direction and told me my neighbour told him he saw a Leopard.

I soon spotted her on the other side of the river. It was Tsamma.

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She walked from tree to tree and climbed in almost every big one.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by WillieV » Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:11 am

Then she moved to our side but gave as a hard time to get a clear picture.

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The cars got more and it became difficult to get close to her. Then she crossed the road and
disappeared over the dune.

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I stayed with her from 8:10 till 10:15.
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Kgalagadi Leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:37 pm

@WillieV - You were lucky with leopards! :dance: Great to see Miera, then Barolong at the Urikaruus waterhole, and then that spectacular sighting and pix of Tsamma! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Thank you for posting! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Jo » Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:51 pm

Just a quick taster......2/8/2012.......Urikaruus waterhole......17h45......

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:12 pm

@Jo - lovely pic of Tsamma! :dance: What a beautiful leopard. Thank you for posting! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Jo » Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:09 pm

Ok....sorry for the long wait....but to continue.....

Will come back to the previous sighting....seemed not to have loaded the rest of the pics... :doh: :doh: :doh:

We had decided to spend the day in camp at Urikaruus on 3/8/2012....we were relaxing on the verandah, reading our books at about 10h40, when some movement to the right of the waterhole caught my eye....

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She wandered up to the waterhole...

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And then she proceeded to enjoy a long drink....

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She then got a little nervous...and with a last look, she jumped up and disappeared over the back ridge!!!

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Needless to say, we didn't move from the verandah for the rest of the day!!

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