Saturday, 19 May 2012

Leopard in the area

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

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