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Re: Cheetah

Unread postby onewithnature » Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:01 am

Thanks, Richprins; perhaps you're right and I'm being a little paranoid! I just found it strange how huge the discrepancy between the first half of my sightings and the second. However, looking a little deeper, I was also so confident in the past of seeing a cheetah every trip (and that almost happened anyway!) that, perhaps, it was the self-fulfilling prophesy in action. Which means I will do a little experiment and re-establish my supreme optimism regarding cheetah sightings in Kruger, seeing if this will increase overall statistics! I'll keep you all informed ...
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Re: Cheetah

Unread postby Nannie » Sun Jan 11, 2009 9:29 am

On the H4-2 between the Vurhami bridge and the turn-off to the Gezantfombi dam,on 5 Jan.

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Interesting information on how male cheetah trigger ovulatio

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Re: Interesting information on how male cheetah trigger ovulatio

Unread postby Mike1916 » Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:11 am

Thanks Penny great info, i really didn't know that :mrgreen:
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Re: Cheetah on a night-drive?

Unread postby o-dog » Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:20 am

Seen Cheetah a few times at night - their eyes shine the most beautiful blue! Crazy!
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Re: Cheetah

Unread postby lastpride » Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:59 pm

We saw these two on an Impala kill on a Sunset drive from Tamboti 2 weeks ago

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Re: Cheetah

Unread postby annaschu » Sun Mar 08, 2009 12:19 am

okey dokey, have read instructions, signed up to Yahoo, signed up to flickr, uploaded some pics... here we go:

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btw, these are lo-res pics, the high res ones are going off to ewt's census!
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Re: Cheetah

Unread postby Mant » Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:48 am

Hi,

We saw these two cheetah on the H7 outside Tamboti on our Sunset Drive.

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Re: Cheetah sightings in Kruger National Park

Unread postby Dave Heard » Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:34 am

:D :D :D
It's many years since I've seen Cheetah in Kruger but last month the almost unbelievable happened. I had read on the Forum that Cheetah were often seen on the S28 and having spotted Lion on that route earlier in the week and enjoyed the Hippo and birdlife at the viewing hide decided to re-visit.
On my way from the Crocodile Bridge end I was flagged down and told that further along there were 5 Cheetah (Mum and 4 large cubs) but really didn't expect them to wait for me. I was very WRONG and here's the evidence!


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Re: Kruger animals in action!

Unread postby sallyanna » Fri Apr 10, 2009 4:44 am

I cant remember exactly what road this was on without looking at my map to refresh my memory but we were about 20km from afsaal.
we came accross a clearing and amazingly caught this Cheetah begin to chase this Impala, we drove along the road frantically trying to get the camera lens off and keep track of where the chase was heading, I dont think ive ever had such a rush of adrenilin :big_eyes:

Dragging his prize..
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He had a god 45 minutes to eat before the vultures became too many, so amazing seeing it all from start to finish.
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Re: Cheetah

Unread postby Yat » Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:51 pm

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Pic of the mother cheetah. will upload pics of the cubs ASAP. Still being seen almost daily nearby CB gate area.
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Re: Cheetah

Unread postby onewithnature » Sun Apr 12, 2009 3:14 am

Saw awesome lone cheetah sighting on S3 on exposed rock dome last week. At least 40 mins of blissful watching as cheetah roamed back and forth - once clawing and spraying a tree nearby - on the rock, vigilant as he repeatedly took a bite out of well-hidden prey in a declivity in the rock. Clever behaviour indeed because he could see potential threats from all directions, yet the prey was hidden from the sight of all but birds. One of the longest cheetah sightings I've ever had, and clear for good photography as the surrounding bush is generally very thick this time of the year in that area. At least the cars behaved themselves.

(Would love to post pics, but I don't yet have the facilities. Can anyone help? I live in Jo'burg.)
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Re: Cheetah sightings in Kruger National Park

Unread postby Mant » Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:36 pm

Hi,

When I went to Tamboti at the beginning of March I saw 2 cheetah outside Tamboti camp near Orpen Gate.

Apparently they are regularly seen, so anybody that wants to see cheetah must go down there. The road is the H7 (Orpen - Satara Road).

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Re: Cheetah misconceptions

Unread postby big5spotter » Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:00 pm

I think cheetahs are also well camouflaged in thickets just like leopards,so they may also be able to stalk there prey up to 20m or so and with a quick burst catch there prey before it can really get a move on.And I heard that a cheetah can go from 0-100km in 2 sec(heard on tv) thats faster than a formula 1 car.So before there prey can escape in the thicker bush they catch it.And they may catch there prey in the open and drag it into cover before any other predator sees then.

Has anyone ever spotted the 'KING' cheetah in Kruger before?
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Re: Cheetah

Unread postby Skopsie » Wed May 20, 2009 9:38 pm

We saw these two on May 3rd between the Orpen entrance gate and the "outside boom gate". I think they are the same two mant/Joekin/Lastpride saw close to Tambotie.

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