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Re: My Kruger Exsperiences ( The Jeep yogi Version)

Unread post by Dirk.V.E. Neethling » Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:08 pm

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Re: Leopard

Unread post by onewithnature » Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:14 am

I have a curious question: can two male leopards cross within 50 metres of each other? Wouldn't they put up some display regarding the mutual encroachment on their personal territories?
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Re: Leopard

Unread post by Birdie » Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:27 am

I would have expected the fur to fly! I don't think that it is usual for them to be so near to each other without putting up some show. I looked it up in two books, both say that males are loners and their territories usually don't overlap. I also read about a study where 5 males were monitored. 3 died after fights with other males.
Wish I could have seen those two beautiful spotted cats!

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Re: Leopard

Unread post by Nico » Fri May 01, 2009 10:51 pm

great photo Johan.

Here I have two old Leopard video's that I made in Krugerpark some years ago.

Video The Leopard Kill:


and video, The Vegetarian Leopard:

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Re: Leopard

Unread post by Emily86 » Sat May 02, 2009 1:12 am

Wonderful Nico, as always :clap:
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Re: Leopard

Unread post by bishop3006 » Tue May 19, 2009 10:41 am

This is probably during the wildebeest migration up north, so is not SANParks, but wow, have you ever seen a leopard doing this? Saw this YouTube video linked on another site and just had to share it here!!

Leopard taking down 2 blue wildebeest!! Speak about taking the opportunity!

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Re: Leopard

Unread post by MikeGoss » Sat May 23, 2009 12:51 pm

We had taken a wrong turning from the planned route on the last morning of our April 2009 visit and turned to go back the way we had just come. Lo and behold what had we just passed....

Wonderful wonderful sighting to share with you all.

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Re: Leopard

Unread post by Luren » Sun May 31, 2009 3:10 pm

Hi!
A leopard we saw on 14 May near BnD.
300m before that we got a big male that walked into the bush. To our delight we got this female walking on the road!

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Re: Leopard

Unread post by DOGMAD » Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:01 pm

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This is my favourite leopard pic, i took it on the s137 near Dukes water hole
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Re: Leopard killing Porcupine!!!

Unread post by Andre Theunissen » Sat Jul 18, 2009 10:22 am

Good day all,
I would just like to share this video of a Leopard Killing a Porcupine with you.
I took this video a couple of weeks ago in the Sabi Sand Dudly Area! I thougt it was a dream at the time, this was the most fantastic sighting I’ve ever had!!!!



You got to love it!!!! :dance: :dance:

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Re: Leopard

Unread post by Andre Theunissen » Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:27 am

Hello all, just a couple more photos! I just love this animal!!!! Also taken in the Sabi Sand.

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I'll send some more Kruger Leopards later!

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Nesting Leopard

Unread post by francoisd » Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:08 pm

Ever heard of a "nesting" leopard before?

The following form the SA Rare Bird Alert for 20 July 2009.

The second record comes from the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve and is not
so much about the rarity of the species seen, but rather about the
circumstances. A young female LEOPARD has apparently taken to using the nest
of a pair of African Fish Eagles (much to their dismay as they protest
loudly from the tops of nearby trees!) as her temporary home to survey the
surrounding world. It’s not every day that you hear about something like
this happening. And you thought this would have no relevance to birds at
all…


To see a photo of the leopard on the nest go to the report
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Re: Leopard

Unread post by Maddie88 » Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:32 am

Hi everyone!!

Some of you might already have seen these pics on my TR, but I'll share them none the less.....

5km's from Skukuza in May 09. She dissapeared before we got there, so we waited and then, there she was, we were all alone with her for about 15mins.

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This little one almost walked traight into the car. Grandad had to YELL STOP in order for us not to run over her, I didn't see her at first and only managed a few shots before she dissapeared.

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Re: How many leopards have you seen?

Unread post by Sprocky » Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:27 am

Not sure how many I have seen, but this was the latest one at Lake Panic last Saturday.

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Re: How many leopards have you seen?

Unread post by iNkwazi » Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:34 am

Went on an early morning drive in July this year along the Sabie river. We had been in the park for 4 days and only seen the behind of a lion walking along the road about 3km's ahead (ok, a bit of an exaggeration but it felt like it because the traffic jam was HUGE :( and we were at the back of the queue :mrgreen:. Anyway, spotted a lion running at great speed parallel to the road about 7m away. Wow, now its great excitement for us cos ITS A LION :yaya: Problem was he disappeared behind a small rocky outcrop, but we could hear snarling and growling.... Very frustrating as you know they are there but just cant see them. We were the first people there, so while we're reversing, going forward, reversing etc etc to try and see if we can get a better angle, low and behold, in a tree (one of those dead, beautiful old trees) just next to the rocky outcrop is a...... LEOPARD!!!!!! The sighting was truly amazing. The sun was coming up, a fish eagle was calling in the distance, the air was cold and the leopard sat there with the sun on him/her breathing out steam as he/she regained its breath. I think what had happened was the leopard had caught something and the lions who were in the vicinity got wind of the kill and stole it, chasing the leopard up the tree.
It just goes to show. If we hadnt spotted the lion, we would never have seen the leopard up the tree. Moral of the story: Look up in as many trees as possible!!

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