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Is this a Leopard Kill?
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Contributors to this thread:
DVS 28-Jul-20
Charlie Rehor 28-Jul-20
SteveB 28-Jul-20
njbuck 28-Jul-20
Buffalo1 28-Jul-20
Huntcell 28-Jul-20
Ken Moody Safaris 28-Jul-20
Charlie Rehor 28-Jul-20
wild1 28-Jul-20
t-roy 28-Jul-20
DVS 29-Jul-20
DVS 29-Jul-20
swatmedic 29-Jul-20
wild1 29-Jul-20
StickFlicker 29-Jul-20
AZ~Rich 01-Aug-20
From: DVS
28-Jul-20

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A rare phenomena found at Dries Visser Safaris, is this a Leopard Kill? It does not happen often that we get to share something as rare as this. A Leopard kill up in the tree is not that uncommon, but a aardwolf hunted by a Leopard and dragged up into the tree is one of those finds that you do not bump into everyday. What do you guys think?

28-Jul-20
I wonder if it would ever be eaten?

From: SteveB
28-Jul-20
Why wouldn’t it be eaten?

From: njbuck
28-Jul-20
Very cool!

From: Buffalo1
28-Jul-20
That leopard is on "hard times" !

From: Huntcell
28-Jul-20
ran up there to get away from a pack of Hyenas slipped and got hung up in the crotch.

he got up there to claim the scraps of a leopard kill only to slip and get hung up in crotch as the scraps fell to the ground and the hyenas came by and finished the scraps off.

poachers are messing with ya.......

28-Jul-20
Tracks will tell.

28-Jul-20
I may be wrong but just basing it on my dead coyotes around here. They are never touched. We’ll see if this gets touched. Neat find for sure

From: wild1
28-Jul-20
Very cool, thanks for sharing. I'd like to know the details of exactly what happened.

From: t-roy
28-Jul-20
Neat find! Have any of your clients ever harvested an aardwolf?

From: DVS
29-Jul-20
Wild 1, that is exactly how Dries found it in the tree. There where 2 day old leopard tracks and claw marks but the aardwolf was not eaten, just left there it seems. It was like the Leopard was saying: "I don't want you but nothing ells is going to have you either"

From: DVS
29-Jul-20
t-troy, as things are standing at the moment, you are not allowed to hunt aardwolf in the Limpopo region but you are allowed hunting them in the cape region and the Free state region, but not Limpopo.

From: swatmedic
29-Jul-20
Democrats will classify this as a Covid-19 death....

From: wild1
29-Jul-20
Interesting, thanks!

From: StickFlicker
29-Jul-20
How long has it been since you could take them in the Limpopo? I saw one back in 2010, but wasn't sure if I would have been allowed to shoot it, so passed.

From: AZ~Rich
01-Aug-20
I've seen a few in years past but never got close enough to know how they smell. If foul enough maybe even that leopard may have second thoughts.... Especially with so many tasty antelope available on the farm!

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