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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by anne-marie » Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:17 pm

Katja and Katanga... well done to see Tshidi :dance:
and was able to make nice pictures :clap:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Katja » Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:37 pm

katanga wrote:I wanted to share a couple of my photo's from the same day as Katja's. I think this one was also near Urikaruus so I guess its the same Leopard.


Yes, same day, same leopard. :thumbs_up:
He was under the tree almost all day but came down to the road just before it was time to return to Urikaruus.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by katanga » Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:08 pm

Katja

that's correct. You may recall we spoke as we were also staying at Urikaruus at the time.

Shame we missed the real close ups - the leopard came down a few minutes after I went back to camp.

I have filled out the sightings detail and am sending the photos too.

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by lion queen » Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:09 pm

Wow Katanga wonderful to share such a great sighting..... :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Katja » Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:16 am

katanga wrote:that's correct. You may recall we spoke as we were also staying at Urikaruus at the time.

Yes, I remember talking to you about the lion tracks on the road the following morning.

katanga wrote:Shame we missed the real close ups - the leopard came down a few minutes after I went back to camp.

According to my photos the leopard came down at 18:51.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by katanga » Thu Nov 28, 2013 7:23 am

...and beleive it or not, I left at 18.45!

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by lion queen » Thu Nov 28, 2013 2:55 pm

We had a few leopard sightings during our last visits.

This one was on the 27th of October and I'm sure all of you can see where............

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and yes I know that is not a leopard in the photo!!!

We heard the story of the leopard kill from rjm and when visiting Auchterlonie we checked out the whole place before getting out!!

As we were leaving the picnic site two cars were coming up the hill and stopped before getting to the top! then we saw that the leopard was on its way back up to the museum!!

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This is the only photo I got and it's not the best to identify this leopard I know!

we drove back up and parked in front of the museum. Next moment the other cars doors opened and people got out. they walked down the little walk way and next moment leopard sprang out from behind one of those stone structures and ran off. I'm still amazed!!

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This is the photo of the people as the leopard ran away!!

I do know there is a sign that tells you to get out of your vehicle at own risk, but I'm still not so sure whether you should get out when you've seen the predator moving about yourself!!!
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by lion queen » Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:14 pm

The morning of 28 October we saw this leopard, not sure whether it's the same one as the previous day, as there were people saying that there were three leopards in the area that few days.

Just before Auchterlonie on the left hand side going south.........

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Cropped just sort of seeing no spots, but one big blur!!!!!! :big_eyes:

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and with in moments he decided to lay down and you could not see him anymore!!

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by anne-marie » Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:07 pm

wow lion queen, magnificent sighting :dance:
but :shock: that people go out of the car with a predator like that... and more to chase it :rtm: :naughty:
a lot of people seems to be in a zoo with big tame cats :? :shock:
thank you :clap:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by lion queen » Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:23 pm

Thanks AM........yes I was just as surprised when they got out!! :big_eyes: :big_eyes:

Will put up the other sightings tomorrow!!
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:07 pm

@lion queen - Thanks for posting! :gflower:
27th October going up the hill - this is the Auchterlonie female! :thumbs_up: Wow! Lovely sighting but crazy people!
28th October - I believe this is the Auchterlonie female again, but to be absolutely certain on this sighting, could you please send the original pix thru to AstroMatt.
Also, when you have time, could you please fill in the sightings form in the link at the end of my post. Thanx! :D
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 AstroMatt » Thu Nov 28, 2013 6:58 pm

Wow...you take a few days to sort out a new car and loads of sightings appear :) Thanks Wanderw for keeping on top of the ids. :thumbs_up:

Katja and Katanga...thanks for posting your sightings are reporting them too me. Great to have them on record.
Tshidi is looking really well which is great news.

Lion Queen - wow, i've heard so much about this kill at Auchterlonie, its finally great to see a photo of what went on. I've seen people do similar things at other picnic spots...i don't think they understand the consequences really!

Your second sighting on the 28th is definitely the Auchterlonie Female (Thanks Wanderw :thumbs_up: )

Thanks also for filling in the sighting report, good to have all the details and so many photos. :thumbs_up:
Kgalagadi Leopard Project
http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/

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 AstroMatt » Thu Nov 28, 2013 7:07 pm

I also wanted to let everyone know that the project now has a new car...i shall no longer be in the park in my little red polo :(
But we do now have a big green Toyota Prado...complete with leopard project decals :)

Please look out for us and come and have a chat...about anything :D
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Kgalagadi Leopard Project
http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/

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 anne-marie » Thu Nov 28, 2013 9:53 pm

will have a look... easy to find you :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by lion queen » Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:45 am

Wow AstroMatt a great new traveling device!!! :lol: :lol:

Enjoy the trip and my wish to you is many happy sightings of all those beloved leopards!!! :thumbs_up:
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