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Spot the predator: Would YOU be able to tell if a snow leopard was stalking you?
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Posted on 04/01/2014 10:19:46 AM PDT by Morgana

FULL TITLE: Spot the predator: Would YOU be able to tell if a snow leopard was stalking you? Try to find the animal in these photographs

These rare photographs of wild snow leopards reveal just why the elusive animal is so hard to spot.

Pictured strolling across the face of a mountain, the endangered big cat is barely visible against a background of rock and shale.

Experienced wildlife photographer David Jenkins, 41, braved temperatures of over minus 20 degrees centigrade in an effort to get a glimpse of the creature.

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But after two weeks enduring the harsh climates of the Indian Himalayas, David finally got a break in the form of a boy from a local village who had noticed blood on the coats of nearby sheep, a sign of snow leopard activity.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Sports; Travel
KEYWORDS: hiking; himalayas; kittyping; snowleopard

1 posted on 04/01/2014 10:19:46 AM PDT by Morgana
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To: Slings and Arrows

Very large Kitty Ping!!!


2 posted on 04/01/2014 10:20:36 AM PDT by Morgana (Wagglebee please come home we miss you!)
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To: Morgana
That's right, you go right ahead and do that... then the TEXAS Chapter of FR is going to be deciding what's up around here and "rain the metal pain." /h
3 posted on 04/01/2014 10:27:52 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

oops. Wrong thread. Sorry. !


4 posted on 04/01/2014 10:28:57 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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An actual picture of the snow leopard is below:

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5 posted on 04/01/2014 10:30:46 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

Been chased by too many snow leopards in Texas I see! ;)


6 posted on 04/01/2014 10:31:35 AM PDT by Morgana (Wagglebee please come home we miss you!)
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To: Morgana
same thing as big foot in frozen country!
7 posted on 04/01/2014 10:31:44 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: Morgana

Yeh —

He would be the one moving.


8 posted on 04/01/2014 10:34:31 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Morgana

That’s why I upgraded to Mavericks...


9 posted on 04/01/2014 10:35:40 AM PDT by null and void ( Everything evil in the world may not be Islamic but everything Islamic is evil.)
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To: Morgana

Snow Leopard = MacOS 10.6

Wildly out of date.


10 posted on 04/01/2014 10:36:20 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: Morgana

I thought I saw MH 370 in the first pic..


11 posted on 04/01/2014 10:50:28 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Morgana
We have a Snow Leopard at the Pittsburgh Zoo.

Picture from Here

12 posted on 04/01/2014 10:53:47 AM PDT by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: Morgana
i can tell because it's big and noisy.  photo plasnowleopard_zpsd4b20a67.jpg
13 posted on 04/01/2014 10:58:49 AM PDT by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government should fear us.)
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To: Morgana

Actually, this was a rather fun exercise. Difficult to spot. Snow Leopards are well designed.


14 posted on 04/01/2014 11:00:09 AM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: Morgana

In the second still photo at the DM link check out the rock troll directly underneath the cat.


15 posted on 04/01/2014 11:49:54 AM PDT by Rockpile
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To: Constitution Day

LOL. snow leopards are my favorite big cat. thanks for the laugh.


16 posted on 04/01/2014 1:37:28 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: huldah1776

You’re welcome! I couldn’t resist. :)


17 posted on 04/01/2014 1:45:11 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Ingtar

I am red / green color blind. I see color but differently.

One of the unusual characteristics of such color blindness though is that we can spot aminals in their natural camo pretty easily. I had no problem finding the cat(s) in every picture. They were even obvious.

If there are tree rats around I usually win the Saturday squirrel hunt pot at the local store.

When it comes to the numbers in those dot tests though, I can’t see many of them. Makes me wonder who and how they came up with that test.

It is an interesting exercise.


18 posted on 04/01/2014 1:56:39 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Morgana; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; ...

19 posted on 04/01/2014 9:34:48 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: bravo whiskey
Seriesly, whitewalls? Oh yeah it's camoflaged and stealthy and... wait a minute, is that a russian APC or are we being stalked by a '52 DeSoto with a cannon?

CC

20 posted on 04/02/2014 6:53:20 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Morgana

I doubt it since they are so elusive.


21 posted on 04/02/2014 1:51:36 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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