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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by lion queen » Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:03 am

Spend a good 6 minutes at the water hole..................

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Unread post by lion queen » Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:05 am

She then returned to the ridge to lay down in a small "cave"

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:59 am

An update on leopard sightings for January 2015:

1)Safran - seen near the Ljiersdraai picnic site at 17.10 on the 10th.
2)Warona - seen balancing on the Houmoed dam, then had a small accident and half fell in - at 8am on the 10th. Warona was fine after her little dip, must have been a very interesting sighting. :wink:
3) Auchterlonie female - seen between Houmoed and Munro on the 15th, and again on the 18th 1km north of Munro. Please keep you eyes open - there must be a cub around there somewhere.
Kgalagadi Leopard Identification Guide and Sightings Form
http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by lion queen » Tue Feb 03, 2015 4:37 pm

I have another sighting to share with you.............

We saw Itumeleng Sunday 1 February at Rooibrak.

She was sitting up under the trees right across from the waterhole. Still can't believe that we were the only car at that stage!!

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by lion queen » Tue Feb 03, 2015 4:38 pm

She then started to eat something which we later IDed as a Genet.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by lion queen » Tue Feb 03, 2015 4:39 pm

Making sure we are not interested in her Breakfast!!

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Unread post by lion queen » Tue Feb 03, 2015 4:42 pm

I assume the Genet was not very tasty as she then started eating grass!!

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Unread post by lion queen » Tue Feb 03, 2015 4:43 pm

Then we got some nice poses!!

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by lion queen » Tue Feb 03, 2015 4:45 pm

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She then decided there are to many cars (6 in total!!) to her liking and first tried to hide in the tree!
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

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She then decided it might be a better to just disappear over the ridge!!
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by MATTHYS » Tue Feb 03, 2015 4:48 pm

Great sighting :clap: and beautiful poses and pics, LQ :D !
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by lion queen » Tue Feb 03, 2015 4:49 pm

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In total we spend nearly an hour with her!!

Nothing left of the cub that's in the photos in Astromatt's Leopard Guide.............now all grown up and a beautiful leopard!!

Hopefully she'll spoil us with many sighting over the years to come!
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by anne-marie » Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:49 pm

wow she is now a nice lady :dance:
I/we saw her in November... she was still a baby

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by kyknetta » Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:21 pm

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