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Unread postby Elsa » Wed Jul 04, 2007 9:06 pm

My best sighting ever, seen on the S25 in June this year. :D

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Unread postby Richprins » Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:00 pm

In short the answer is No.

Black leopards have been seen in Asia and Central Africa.

There were several unconfirmed reports of a black leopard in the Lydenburg region (about 100 km from KNP) last year.

I am sceptical, and if it were, it would probably be an escaped animal from one of the game farms.
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Unread postby Gunner » Sun Sep 16, 2007 10:45 pm

both these Leopards on 1 road in 1 day with 6km apart...

on the Lubyelubye bridge outside Lower Sabie with a fresh kill 8)

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on the H4-1

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Unread postby Elsa » Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:33 am

Fantastic sightng and pics Gunner,
it seems as if the Leopard has made those rocks home as we saw one there in June and I have seen other reports since of seeing it there as well.
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Unread postby Peter Betts » Sun Sep 23, 2007 1:32 pm

Although I heard her rasping coughing call on 2 mornings last week she never revealed herself to me this trip

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Unread postby Bennievis » Thu Nov 15, 2007 4:58 pm

Hi adw and Gunner, its possible that its this leopard? On the S100 near the H1-3, January 2007
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Unread postby Nico » Wed Dec 26, 2007 1:01 pm

This Leopard was with us fore more than a hour on Salitje Road between Lower Sabie and Skukuza.

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Unread postby Peter Betts » Tue Jan 01, 2008 9:29 am

We had a brilliant experience with leopard in Sept 2007 when I tracked one calling along the Tsende River out on the Shongololo Road where it finally came into the road too far ahead as it got silent as it approached the road and i lost the "Track" for awhile but here are 2 pics of a Spotted cat. The big trick is when you are the first at a Leopard in the road like this. Rule No 1 Dont drive up to it as all you will get is a fast disappearing white tipped tail if you are lucky. Rather stop at 50- 80 metres and turn slightly left if tou are driving so you are able to poke the long lens out the window on a bean bag and most importantly turn that engine Off and be dead still ...no talking in the car. Cats are curious and if you are lucky and noone has arrived after 20 minutes like this occassion at 05h00 in Dec then invariably the cat will get up and come to you as the top pic shows. Stay calm and let the drama unfold
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Unread postby Nico » Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:07 pm

This video shows you that there was some tension in a group of Impala's and after some time we discovered that there was a Leopard close by and she had two cubs with her.

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Unread postby Ludwig » Thu Jan 10, 2008 4:54 pm

rayb wrote:I apologise if this has been posted before but it is pretty amazing.

Amazing video :thumbs_up:

Here some of my last leopard pictures from Kruger park:
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Berg en Dal sighting

Unread postby Yves » Thu Jan 10, 2008 6:31 pm

The following pics where taken Nov 2007 about 1km from Berg n Dal down the dirt road. We spotted the leopard the previous evening 10mins before gate closure. I managed to get one shot in the dark but had to go back to camp. The gates where already closed but the understanding guard let us in with no fuss. Seeing that she had a kill in the tree we returned the following morning. The tree was empty so we drove up and down the road trying to spot her. Finally we saw her lying deep in the bush. We decided to wait and after an hour she returned to feast on her kill, she seemed really relaxed with us being there, guess our patience paid off.
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Unread postby bentley » Tue Apr 15, 2008 5:30 pm

Yip yip, now I can also join the clan of spotting ze leopard.
Saw this good looking character on the S25 & +/- 10m away...
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Unread postby Batmad » Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:05 pm

a stuning cat you can tell it apart from a cheatha because a leopard has rousettes and a cheatha has spots any way a stuning cat!!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Unread postby Tilandi » Sun Apr 20, 2008 10:46 pm

This is a little late. But with the cams not working I had time to browse the other threads.

Jan 21 6:04pm my last day in KNP, cruising down the tar road towards Croc Bidge gate my daughter looked back up the road and saw this leopard. We spent about 15 min with it and then had to leave, rules are rules we had to get to the gate in time. What an experience :dance:
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Unread postby Elsa » Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:50 am

Wow, stunning pics of a lovely relaxed male Leopard Tilandi, what a great sighting to end your trip with. :D
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