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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by gjorgi » Thu May 26, 2016 1:54 pm

Itumeleng in the long grass

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

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Masego

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by lion queen » Thu May 26, 2016 2:10 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap:

Super sightings!!!!!

I'm so glad to see Masego is looking so much better.

Thank you so much for sharing!
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by barryels » Thu May 26, 2016 2:23 pm

Great sightings gjorgi :thumbs_up: .
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by hilda » Thu May 26, 2016 3:40 pm

Stunning sightings gjorgi! Beautifully captured too! Thank you so much for sharing! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by kyknetta » Thu May 26, 2016 4:55 pm

To experience the Kgalagadi is always a previlage.
To see a leopard , a special bonus.
On our last day, we were so lucky to see a leopard chase a wild cat, which used up all his 9 lives to get away.
Just before Urikaruus water hole. Date 20/05 Time: 9.30 am
The leopard returned to the dune, and within 5 min caught another wildcat .
The he/she disappeared with his/her prize.
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The next day, while leaving the park from MataMata, between 13th borehole and Urikaruus, we find , we think , the same leopard.
Date 21/05 Time 8.02
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We spent an hour with her/him but then had to leave.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by kyknetta » Thu May 26, 2016 9:27 pm

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We stopped at a vehicle , and they showed us our first leopard of our trip.
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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We watched as he/she went in stealth mode to try and approach something...
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Suddenly a wildcat appeared, running for it's life!
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The chase was on... the Gemsbok also had a fright!
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losing 8 of his 9 lives, the cat got away...

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by kyknetta » Thu May 26, 2016 9:33 pm

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The leopard stopped, turned around , as if nothing happened, and strolled back to the other side of the riverbed.
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The Gemsbok, who had a scare, followed her to make sure she was on her way.
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Thinking about her next move...
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And quicker as you can blink an eye, she caught something to eat.
Well done!
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Thu May 26, 2016 9:52 pm

@gjorgi - Lucky you! Super sightings of Itumeleng and Masego. Great to see Masego is doing well now! Thank you for posting! :thumbs_up:

@kyknetta - I believe you are correct. :dance: You found Barolong, Itumeleng's mom, not that often seen in daytime. How exciting to see her hunt. Fantastic sequence of pix! Thanks for posting! :thumbs_up:
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http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by lion queen » Fri May 27, 2016 8:46 am

:clap: :clap: :clap:

Wow Kyknetta a super series of photos!!! What amazing sightings!!!

Thank you for sharing!!! :gflower:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by hilda » Fri May 27, 2016 4:34 pm

Wonderful series of pictures! Thank you so much Kyknetta! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by gatita » Sat May 28, 2016 11:02 am

wonderful sightings :clap: :clap: :clap:

great to see that Masego is feeling better :dance: :dance:

what an amazing sighting, kyknetta :dance: :dance:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Sat May 28, 2016 8:18 pm

Fantastic sightings gjorgi and kyknetta!
The chase scene looks rather dramatic.

Wonderful to see Masego looking so much more healthy. Think she is safely back on the road to recovery.
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 GavinW » Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:13 am

Great sightings kynetta :dance:

We just missed seeing Baralong after seeing you guys. Well we sort of saw her through a hole in a bush under a tree eating another wild cat, but way too far away for any pic
We did however see this lady near Batalama on 10.05 at about 11am

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And this buy guy also at Balulama on 21.05 at about 7.45am

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Please can I get ids on these leopards
thanks a lot
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Sat Jun 04, 2016 11:50 am

Great sightings Gavin!
You saw Miera on the 10 th of May, then Urinanib on the 21st of May. What was Miera doing? How long did you stay with each leopard?
Thanks for posting! :gflower:
Kgalagadi Leopard Identification Guide and Sightings Form
http://www.ast.uct.ac.za/~schurch/leopards/

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