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Sethunya

Unread post by WillieV » Sun May 26, 2013 2:20 pm

Sethunya is a word in Setswana which means Flower.

Hi all.

We are back from our 14 day visit during May to the Kgalagadi.

I would like AstroMatt to please identify this female that we have seen on 10 May at Eland water hole.
She was seen before and after our sighting at the same place.

My full report will follow later under travel tales.

Regards

Willlie


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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Sun May 26, 2013 3:59 pm

@WillieV
What a fantastic sighting and pix! :dance:
:hmz: I have had a quick look and I think this leopard might be no. 50! I am sure AstroMatt will post soon and let us know - he does have more Id pix than me. If you could please fill in a sightings report for AstroMatt - see the link at the end of my post.
Thank you for posting! :thumbs_up:
Kgalagadi Leopard Identification Guide and Sightings Form
http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/

F2/2014

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by WillieV » Sun May 26, 2013 5:19 pm

Thank you anne-marie and wanderw.

We were told at Nossob about the Leopard at Eland, someone said there were two, but I have no proof of that,
may be some body have pix to post.

I specially drove to Eland, but with no success. On our way to the tented camp, we went straight , via Marie se draai, to Eland and were first there in the morning to find the Leopard next to the road between the flowers at the water hole. I could not believe my luck.

I am almost sure it is no 50.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Sun May 26, 2013 7:04 pm

:thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: Finally leopard number 50!! Well done WillieV. Wanda...you were right as usual :wink:
Not only is this the 50th leopard but it is also another dune road leopard.
Kgalagadi Leopard Project
http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/

Please use the online form or download the spreadsheet to report leopard sightings.
You can also download a free copy of the identification guides for KTP and Augrabies.
F1/2014

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by WillieV » Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:27 pm

AstroMatt thank you for all the hard work, we really do appreciate.
Thank you also that you excepted my name for Leopard no 50.

SETHUNYA meaning A Flower.
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More photos of her later in my trip report.
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