KTP Leopard: Haigamas

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Herkaun
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KTP Leopard: Haigamas

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Haigamas in (Nama/Damara) which means Blue Lily

Not sure who this is, but saw him/her at the Nossob hide after 11:00pm. This was on January 4th this year. Was chased away by big Mr. Lion.

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He/she suddenly appeared in the darkness like a ghost. The Lion was there earlier in the evening, but returned to chase him/her away.
My blood dried up! I now have RED SAND in my veins!

Nossob: 3-5 January 2014
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

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Welcome to the forum and this thread Herkaun.
Lovely sighting at the hide and great photos :thumbs_up:
You saw the female called Haigamas. She hasn't been seen very often and is very distinctive as she has a lot of little almost cheetah like spots.

Would you mind sending me a full report through my website below.
Thanks :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

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Thanks to everybody for the kind words.
Here are the last 2 shots of her before she disappeared. It just shows that the lion is still the king.

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Once I removed the harsh flash shadows, the 13x19 inch prints were just gorgeous!!!
My blood dried up! I now have RED SAND in my veins!

Nossob: 3-5 January 2014
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Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification

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Spotted in the Nossob Webcam highlights thread
vinkie wrote:Image

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also seen by bushwackedblonde :dance:


This is Haigamas....glad to see her back at the waterhole.
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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