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Re: Cheetah

Unread post by adw » Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:11 am

Great clip Ice. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Late one evening I saw these two Cheetah on the edges of the bush at Nkaya Pan. Mother and sub-adult sibling were stalking Impala in the thick bush. The female launched her attack further into the bush never to re-appear. I think she caught one of the Impala but the bush was too thick for confirmation and I had to leave to make camp before the gates closed.

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Re: Cheetah

Unread post by Great Dane » Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:16 pm

Coalition of three Cheetahs found on the S126 5km west of the H1-3 on 26th December. Many thanks to the guys that stopped us making a U-turn and return to the main road before reaching those Cheetahs. Lovely to hear them communicate with each other :D

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Re: Cheetah

Unread post by ndloti » Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:30 pm

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Grass more than 1 metre high around P/Kop recently caused this one to survey the area from a height .
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Re: Cheetah

Unread post by cptphotographer » Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:52 pm

"The Lower Sabie 5"

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Re: Cheetah

Unread post by vinkie » Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:59 pm

Wonderful sighting....very nice :thumbs_up:
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Re: Cheetah

Unread post by Crested Val » Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:10 pm

Saw this Beauty two weeks ago on the H9.
It was the first one we'd seen since 2009!!


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Re: Cheetah

Unread post by Elsa » Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:56 pm

Wow Val! :clap:
Stunning and it looks just like the one we saw as well! :tongue:
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S82 cheetah sighting

Unread post by Geckophobe » Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:16 am

Just wanted to report on an awesome sighting we had last week.
We spend at least a week in the park every year and have never had any luck in finding a cheetah on our own. Last week we spent only a few hours in the park on our way back from Mozambique.
We were driving very slowly and peacefully along the S82, having entered the park at Crocodile Bridge, planning to have breakfast at Lower-Sabie, before heading home via the S26.
About two kms from LS, still on the S82 we spotted a cheetah waiting for us in the middle of the road!
The most beautiful sighting ever.
It was only us, and the cheetah lingered in the road for a few minutes, looking at us, before graciously disappearing into the bush.
A very special experience and I am so glad we could not resist a drive through the park before heading home to Gauteng.
Heading back after our breakfast at LS, just before Crocodile Bridge gate, we saw a huge traffic jam, with people literally outside their cars and children standing on the roofs.
When we got closer we could see that the fuss was about the silhouette of another cheetah in the distance.
We promptly left.
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Re: S82 cheetah sighting picture

Unread post by Geckophobe » Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:42 pm

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Re: S82 cheetah sighting

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Re: S82 cheetah sighting

Unread post by lion queen » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:25 am

Wow you had a great sighting!!!

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Re: Cheetah

Unread post by Graeme & Nicky » Sun May 05, 2013 10:18 am

As promised @ the Val & Duggie meet....

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Re: Cheetah

Unread post by anne-marie » Mon May 06, 2013 7:03 am

I saw Gertie and the three little ones, on the 9 mars... and more :dance: :dance: :dance:

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Re: Cheetah

Unread post by lion queen » Mon May 06, 2013 9:14 am

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Cheetah coalition near Orpen.

Unread post by Ifubesi » Mon May 20, 2013 3:19 pm

My brother and sister had a brief holiday in Kruger a week ago. On the short dirt road from Tamboti Tented Camp to the H7 tar road, they came across 6 male cheetah together! Unfortunately they could not take any photos as the camera was already packed away :? (they were busy driving out of the park).

Does anyone have more info on this coalition? Of course the area around Orpen has a lot of short sweet grass plains so I am wondering if this coalition is perhaps linked to optimized hunting of the large amount of blue wildebeest that frequent this area?
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