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Kgalagadi leopard identification

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by myles » Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:53 pm

Hi,

Good start - I remembered my Flickr password.

Here are some photos taken on Friday at 9h00 at Auchterlonie.

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Any ideas of an identification.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by lion queen » Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:06 pm

Looks like the Auchterlonie Female to me, but I see the boffin is lurking!!!

Stunning photos Myles!!! Love the one where she jumps across the water!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:08 pm

WOW!!! What an amazing sighting of a flying leopard :mrgreen: :mrgreen: That is surely a once in a life time sighting!
You saw the Auchterlonie Female, the mum of the now famous Cagn (many sightings at Leeuwdril).

@ Lion Queen, your sighitng is a lot more difficult, i think i might need some time to properly compare some pics. But it certainly looks like one of them is cubbish. It's a shame when they don't come out to play like the Auchterlonie Female, but at the same time it keeps the mystery :wink:
Kgalagadi Leopard Project
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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.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by lion queen » Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:21 pm

AstroMatt wrote:@ Lion Queen, your sighitng is a lot more difficult, i think i might need some time to properly compare some pics. But it certainly looks like one of them is cubbish. It's a shame when they don't come out to play like the Auchterlonie Female, but at the same time it keeps the mystery :wink:


I do know AstroMatt......... :wall: :wall: ...........and then there is that awful thing called gate times!!!!

I emailed you the originals, hopefully you can do something with them?? I wondered if it might be Barolong with a cub?? I can't remember that I've read anywhere of new cubs!!!
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by myles » Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:23 pm

Thanks Astromatt and Lion Queen. Took a few minutes for the adrenaline to go after she had left us. Left my 9 year old son speechless for quite a while - now he can't stop talking about how close to his window she came :D .

Would love to hear the stories when he gets back to school.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Scouter » Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:47 pm

Awesome Myles - stunning stunning action photos - you really were blessed :thumbs_up: and so glad to see Cagn's mum again - she was our first really good KTP leopard sighting in Jan last year - also near Auchterlonie :D
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:57 pm

@myles - :clap: :mrgreen: :clap: Fantastic sighting and pix of the Auchterlonie female - quite bold she was! I suppose you would expect no less being Cagn's mom. :wink: Thanx for posting! :thumbs_up:

@lion queen - a weekend in KTP and you get 3 leopards! :mrgreen: I have also tried to compare your pix of the mysterious twosome - I am afraid I have very few good pix of leopards' throats etc. I hope AstroMatt can shed some light on their IDs once he compares your originals to his pix. Thanx LQ! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Timbits » Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:36 am

Cagn @ Leeudril on August 30 around 8 am


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details are on my trip report -http://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=66002

This was taken on Sept 06, just before noon

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by lion queen » Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:33 am

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Lovely sighting Timbits!!!!
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Timbits » Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:03 pm

Thanks LQ. It was the :big_eyes: :big_eyes: :big_eyes: of a lifetime :dance: :dance:

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:21 pm

A WOW sighting Timbits! :clap: :clap: There have been reports of a leopard taking AWC, but no pic evidence. You were also lucky to see Cagn again on the 6th of September. Was this also at Leeudril?
Thanx for posting! :gflower:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Timbits » Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:48 pm

Oooops, sorry. :redface:

The Sept 06 sighting was also at Leeudril. I'll be describing it in my TR (Memories of......Red Sand - 2012) in a few days.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Scouter » Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:24 pm

:big_eyes: Absolutely amazing - thanks so much for sharing !! My favourite leopard but I do feel sorry for the AWC .... but good to know Cagn is a good hunter ..
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:16 pm

Wow great sightings and images. :clap: :clap:

Hope we will spot her December :think:

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by GavinW » Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:19 pm

Here are some pics of two leopards we saw near Leeudril on the evenong of 21 May 2012. I believe the one leopard is Kagiso, which we first spotted at the start of our holiday,(and had the hoNour of naming) and that the other is a new female, yet to be named :P

I can't tell the difference, so here are a whole lot of pics, and hopefully we can get a positive id.

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Matthew, If you need more pics please let me know
See our trip reports:

Christmas Trees in the Kalahari May 2012
Winner Travel Tale of the year - Other Parks 2012

Wannabe Larnies in the KTP December/Jan 2015
Winner Travel Tale of the year - Other Parks 2015


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