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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:08 am

@jacliz - Thank you for posting! :thumbs_up: That sighting was awesome and I am sure there are a lot of very :mrgreen: forumites that have read this thread. :wink:

@enrico - Thanx for allowing AstroMatt to post your pix. Great sighting :dance: , and thank you for sharing your info with other forumites. :gflower:

@AstroMatt - Great sighting of Miera! You do seem to have a connection to her! :wink: Interesting that she was still close when there were lions around. When we got to Montrose and saw the lions(albeit a few days previously) I thought that our chances of seeing a leopard had gone out the window! :roll:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by jacliz » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:42 am

More of one of Barolong's babies :)
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by bosticbudgie » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:44 pm

We had the pleasure of sharing about 1 hour with this gorgeous creature all on our own just south of Gemsbokplein WH! :dance: The sighting started with him/her stretched out under a tree. After a while he/she got up and sauntered across the riverbed. The something in the bushes caught its attention. Much to our surprise, an AWC hightailed it out of there, straight across the riverbed and over the ridge! The leopard was NOT impressed!!

If you clever 'mites could help with an ID it would be much appreciated! Tried to get all the angles, but I sometimes just forgot to take :cam:

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:48 am

@bosticbudgie - A beautiful sighting of Miera! :thumbs_up: She is about 2 and a half years old and gorgeous! :dance: :mrgreen: Thank you for posting! :gflower:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by jacliz » Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:48 pm

Hi bosticbudgie! It was lovely to meet you in TR - our first YR within minutes of arriving! Great sighting and photos of Miera :D. She certainly is beautiful. The 26th must have been 'Leopard Day' :lol:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by bosticbudgie » Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:27 am

Thanks for the ID, wanderw and anne-marie! :gflower: We thought it was her, but our leopard ID'ing skills are even worse than our bird ID skills!

Hi there jacliz :D Lovely to meet you too! The 26th most certainly was leopard-day! You guys also had an incredible sighting. As if seeing a leopard isn't special enough, leopard plus 2 cubs!! WOW! It's enough to make anyone absolutely :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Our photos 3 & 4 were taken through the window as Miera was right next to the car, looking me straight in the eye! I can tell you, I've never rolled up windows that fast! Although gorgeous, I would hate to share a Landy cab with her :big_eyes: I still get goosebumps thinking about it :dance:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by katydownunder » Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:44 pm

jacliz we already heard about your Leopard sighting while in KTP, the bushdrums are working purrrfectly :lol:
Wonderful sighting and great captures :thumbs_up:

This is the first of a couple of Leopards that we saw on on trip this year at Samevloeiing on the 30.10.

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I think this last pic is the best for ID...

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:54 am

@Katy - You are fast! :wink: Thank you for posting! :thumbs_up:

Beautiful pix and video of the Rooiputs female(1.6 in AstroMatt's ID guide). :dance: She has been around for some time, first seen in the Rooiputs area, and then since Maja was relocated to Nossob, in Maja's old area. She was also one of the first leopards on this thread - appearing for the first time on page 1.
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by katydownunder » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:22 pm

Next Leopard :wink:
Urikaruus 18.11.12 at 9.30pm



Too dark for photos :|
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by Timbits » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:52 pm

Wow!!!

I can view the entire video. Great sighting!!! :clap: :clap:
Any idea what the background barking/chirping noise is?

Thanks for sharing. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by katydownunder » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:56 pm

anne-maire
Hope it's going to work better tomorrow morning....

Thanx Timbits!
The noise is I think a Bat Eared Fox
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:45 am

Brilliant video of Tsamma! :dance: Love her twitching tail! :lol: Thanx Katy and Francolin! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by katydownunder » Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:15 pm

@ wanderw
We loved her twitching tail too :lol:


Another of our Leopard sightings....

21.11. at Kamfersboom
A beautiful male :D

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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:08 pm

Again, a lovely sighting of Nkwe! This is only the 3rd sighting of him, first seen at Tierkop on the 8th January 2012. Seems like he is going walkabout!
Thank you Katy and Francolin! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

Unread post by wanderw » Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:57 pm

Posting the following leopards on behalf of rjm:

1.Seen at Grootkolk waterhole on 12 November at 7.03pm.

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I believe this is Rosa- body spots and spots on left hind leg seem to match. Will check what AstroMatt thinks.

2.Seen a few kms south of Grootkolk on 17 November at 6.20am.

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This is Rosa. :thumbs_up: (same sighting as Sharifa's below)
3.Seen at Grootkolk waterhole on 18 November at 5.34 am.

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This is Rosa! :dance: Side spots match.

4.Seen at Ljiersdraai waterhole on 18 November at 8.31am.

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A beautiful pic of Safran! :thumbs_up:

5. Seen a few km south of Urikaruus camp.

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A pic of one of Barolong’s 2 cubs.

Lovely sightings! Thanx rjm! :thumbs_up:
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