We have "new security" on the farm! A leopard was spotted on the mountain this week at Tokara, our neighbouring farm.
Here are some general facts on Cape mountain leopards taken from Cape Leopard
- Cape leopards live in the mountains regions of the Cape
- They like rocky slopes or well vegetated riverine areas rather than open, flat areas
- Each leopard has unique spot or rosette patterns
- They move mainly at night but also a little in the day.
- A leopard call sounds like sawing wood
- Leopards are solitary, moving within a well-defined, sexually exclusive territory or home range. They do not live in one cave as some believe, rather they find suitable places to sleep as they go