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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
Unread postPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:58 pm 
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During the night (29/30.1.2012 - 1h30) at KK, I saw another, from Unit 2 :dance:

The calls woke me up, I went out without noise, or lights, or camera, she was halfway she stopped at 1 m. next to me, rubbed his head on the beam from the balcony ... I still feel the friction ... I just retreat 3 steps... I was too close... I could touch :shock:

I woke my roommate, the male was still in the waterhole, but the noise did change course to follow the female :cry:

She continued to call a few minutes ... long minutes ... I can't sleep again... so excited :wink:

no picture, just a fabulous feeling ... I could touch she, I will never forget :dance:

In the morning... Willem said to me "why you don't touch ?" :lol: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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Leopard Nr 6

31.1.2012 – around 20h – from Unit 1, Urikaruus

One Leopard comes from the left side, saw something in the nearby bush, ran... and sat for a while.

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Then, comes again for a drink. In the meanwhile we saw this rabbit

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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Then pass under the units (in the middle), come to Unit 1, use our car to hide from the rabbit...
and try and missed twice an easy prey :whistle:

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So poor light... shame :doh:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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Fantastic anne-marie :clap: :clap: :clap: :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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:big_eyes: anne-marie! So many leopards - you lucky fish!
But I am so :dance: for you!

And thanks for sharing them with us! :thumbs_up:

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Wow...your sightings just keep getting better and better!! The leopard at KK must have been amazing :big_eyes:

So just to confirm the identities of all the leopards you saw here is the list :mrgreen:
No. 1, 20-01-2012, Nr Munro, Rooibrak Male.
No. 2+3, 21-01-2012, Nr Munro, Rooibrak Male and Auchterlonie Female under the tree.
No. 4, 21-01-2012, 18h, Cagn walking on the dune and Auchterlonie female in the tree.
No. 5, 21-01-2012, Evening, before KK turn off. New leopard first reported by Afkpuz (currently unnamed).
29/30-01-2012, Night time. Don't know as no pics :wink: Were there two leopards at the WH?...probably Rooibrak and Auchterlonie female or her and her cub Cagn....but who knows :)
No.6, 31-01-2012, Urikaruus, the new young female Tsamma.

So all in all you saw at least 5 different leopards and had some truly wonderful encounters :clap: :clap:

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aaaaaaaaaaarg :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Stunning anne-marie - you really were so lucky :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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Fantastic encounters anne-marie! :dance: :thumbs_up: As for your 'during the night at KK' encounter - :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: WOW!!!

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thank you for the resume... like that I can put names on the Leopards we saw :gflower:

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Very very nice Anne-Marie! I'm so happy you could see all these leopards! You were so lucky!

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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I'm thinking that the leopard that Moose and I saw over at Houmoed may have been rooiputs - #9, page 21 of the ID guide.

The facial spots seem to be a fairly good match, but it would be the first time she's been spotted off the nossob river...

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi leopard identification
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@Miros - I believe you are correct with the ID! :thumbs_up: You and Moose had a really exciting sighting - brown hyena and all! :dance: :clap: This leopardess is the leopardess that has taken over Maja's old territory. First time somebody has seen her in the Auob! :clap: Many thanks for posting. :D

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anne-marie what a wonderful experience you had in KK and awesome to have so many different Leopard sightings 8)
Miro and Moose, another stunning Leopard sighting :thumbs_up:

We saw this Leopard here at Urikaruus, early morning on the 26th of November 2011.
Great light and a wonderful sighting!
Can someone of the Leopard experts help with the ID?!

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Ho ! Katy... maybe the same we saw... :dance:
send a bigger picture of the side of the head to compare with mine, please :pray:

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Hi guys

So we saw two leopards on our recent trip. The first one was at night at Urikaruus, Sorry for the terrible picture.
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The second one was just past Kamfersboom. It was an adolescent female and there was a guy there who said it was 9 months old. Here she is:
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And thats all :)

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