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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AFRICAT » Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:11 pm

These are pics of Safran seen at 5:30 PM Oct. 10, 2012 at the Lifersdraai waterhole. She then made her way across the road and headed south. It's nice to see she is looking so healthy (at least to my eye). What a beauty she is!

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by onewithnature » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:05 pm

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by anne-marie » Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:32 pm

:dance: AFRICAT
I saw a Leopard at Lifersdraai as well... and I would like so much she was Safran :pray:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:49 am

@AFRICAT - lovely sighting of Safran! :mrgreen: She is looking in purrfect condition! :dance: :thumbs_up: Thank you for posting.

We have just returned from the park. Some snippets of information:
Ljiersdraai - a leopard and young cub has been seen at Ljiersdraai waterhole(late Oct/early Nov). :hmz: Perhaps Safran.
Polentswa - a leopard is around and managed to catch a cheetah, carcass hung in a tree.(early Nov)
Kwang - carcass of jackal hung in a tree - 31st Oct/1st Nov).
Cagn - was seen near Leeudril late October.
The Rooiputs female has been seen at Samevloeiing(late Oct).
Miera has been seen at Montrose(early Nov).
Barolong has been seen at Kamqua - with 2 oldish cubs(late Oct).
Tsamma - we saw her at Urikaruus early(12.20am) on the 7th, in lovely condition, then a herd of Eland arrived and she hightailed it out of there. :wall:
We also saw a few spots :roll: near 14th borehole - a leopard's head at the top of a calcrete ridge for a few seconds. So fast - no pix! :redface:

Hoping that some forumite has a few pix to post. :pray:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Jo » Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:47 am

Hi wanderw

:big_eyes: :big_eyes: :big_eyes: ...a lot of spots about!!

A bit late but we saw this leopard on the lower dune road on 5 August 2012, which we think is a female, about 3km east of the access road to Kielikrankie at 09h45.....

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Anyone able to ID the leopard from these pics - unfortunately, only got these views :hmz: :hmz: :hmz:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by anne-marie » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:12 am

I saw, this one at Lijersdraai, 22.9, waiting for a Hyena leave the present carcass
:hmz: Could be Safran (I hope) but marked a plant with her head...
my question : female mark territory ?

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both sides, a bit lightened for ID :wink:
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Unread post by anne-marie » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:14 am

then, on the 25.9, I think Miera going to the rocks... sleeping :wink:

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by anne-marie » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:20 am

still Miera (I think), 29.9, around Montrose (like this one of 25.9... sorry :redface: )
catched a Squirrel :shock:

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by anne-marie » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:25 am

same place (a little bit more South) 30.9, Miera ??? with several Hyenas, with her kill... maybe stole by Hyena
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Jo » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:56 am

Wow anne-marie!!! Some great sightings!! I especially like the last ones with the kill and hyena!

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by AstroMatt » Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:57 pm

Thanks for all the sightings that have been posted recently. Its great to see that the leopards are coming out of the wood work again.
@Gavin, still can't match your second leopard to any of the currently known ones....so start thinking of a suitable name :)

@AFRICAT - great sighitng of Safran, thanks for posting...more about your sighting later :wink:

@Wanderw - having just got back from the park myself and after meeting various forumites (Arks, Katya, Enrico) i'd heard of some of these sightings but not all, thanks for the info, after all every bit helps.

@Jo - Really pleased so say that you have the second sighting of Nkwe! Will be in contact as i don't have very good pics of him :wink: yet.

@Anne-Marie, your wish came true, you did see Safran at Lijersdraai :dance: , i also can't help thinking that she looks really pregnant in your pics and not in AFRICATS!...also given Wanderws info it seems highly likely that the mum and cub is Safran and a new addition :D :thumbs_up: Hopefully someone will get some pics of the cub :pray:
Your sightings of Miera are all correct, i also happened to see her recently at Montrose on the 11th November, will post some pics of her dashing up a tree away from some lions.

Thanks everyone of the sightings, if i could also ask that they are sent to me using my spreadsheet it would really making the recond keeping a lot easier. Thanks
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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 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:49 pm

:D thanks AstroMatt, I had lost Safran for a so long time :cry: ... and now she is again here... and with cubs :dance:

:clap: to everybody and thank you

:hmz: sorry, you would like some pictures using your spreadsheet (?!?)... I speak more Leopard than English :lol: I will try, but only Safran, the others one are too far away (and enough photo) :wink:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Jo » Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:46 pm

Thanks for the ID and info Matt......spreadsheet on its way to your email!

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by anne-marie » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:33 pm

mine is just done.... maybe right :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:37 pm

@Jo and anne-marie - Thanx for posting! :gflower:

@Jo - Super to see Nkwe again. :thumbs_up: Will be interesting to plot his range, so hoping for more sightings of him.

@anne-marie - Lovely sighting of Safran. I agree with AstroMatt - she does look very pregnant. Great that you saw her again! :dance: Also, you were lucky with all the sightings of Miera - again a very interesting sighting with the hyena and kill. :mrgreen:

@AstroMatt - Welcome back and thanx for the info. :thumbs_up:
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