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OffbeatRare 'strawberry' leopard spotted in South Africa

11:35  20 august  2019
11:35  20 august  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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One of the world's rarest leopards has been spotted in South Africa . The strawberry leopard , which has an unusual reddish skin pigmentation, was filmed eating the remains of a giraffe by a motion camera set up by Alan Watson and his wife Lynsey. The duo run the Black Leopard Mountain Lodge

A couple captured stunning images of a rare “ strawberry ” leopard feasting on a dead giraffe at a South African game reserve. "A lot of people who come to spot wildlife in the area go away disappointed not to have seen a leopard . They are so well camouflaged and incredibly elusive.

Rare 'strawberry' leopard spotted in South Africa© Getty Images File Photo- A leopard lies in its enclosure and licks its fur

A couple captured stunning images of a rare “strawberry” leopard feasting on a dead giraffe at a South African game reserve.

Images of the leopard, named for its red-colored coat, were caught on a motion-sensitive camera set up by Alan Watson, 45, and his wife Lynsey, 41, at the Thaba Tholo Wilderness Reserve in late July. The pair pinned the camera to a tree located near a dead giraffe —  which was killed following an “intense” thunderstorm, per the UK-based outlet SWNS — in the hopes of capturing images of scavengers coming for their next meal.

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One of the world's rarest leopards has been spotted in South Africa . The strawberry leopard , which has an unusual reddish skin pigmentation, was filmed eating the remains of a giraffe by a motion camera set up by Alan Watson and his wife Lynsey. The duo run the Black Leopard Mountain Lodge

Researchers have found evidence of " strawberry leopards " in South Africa in what is one of very few documented cases of these ultra- rare rare big cats. Their black spots are reddish brown. Some say these are the original “pink panthers”, although Dr Mark Fellowes of the University of Reading UK, one

The pictures are reportedly the first of a "strawberry" leopard eating in the wild, according to the Daily Mail.

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Black leopard confirmed in Africa for first time in 100 years. The juvenile female was spotted traveling with a larger, normally colored leopard , presumed to be her mother. (Also see "' Strawberry ' Leopard Discovered—A First.") But African black panthers are still so rare that researchers don't even know if the genetic mutation responsible for the dark pigmentation is the same one that underlies

An unusual variety of leopard was photographed by a British photographer in South Africa for the first time in 100 years. The stunning images of the

"We thought we might get photos of blades of grass," Alan told SWNS, explaining the shock of capturing the unusual creature on camera.

“As far as I know, this is the rarest color of leopard in the world. We hope she will bring new people to the lodge,” Alan, the owner of the Black Leopard Mountain Lodge located in the reserve, added.

"A lot of people who come to spot wildlife in the area go away disappointed not to have seen a leopard. They are so well camouflaged and incredibly elusive. Even these ones, if they were going through the long grass you wouldn't see them,” he continued. "If she doesn't want to be seen, you aren't going to see her.”

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Rare 'strawberry' leopard spotted in South Africa
Rare 'strawberry' leopard spotted in South Africa
Rare 'strawberry' leopard spotted in South Africa
Rare 'strawberry' leopard spotted in South Africa
Rare 'strawberry' leopard spotted in South Africa
Rare 'strawberry' leopard spotted in South Africa
Rare 'strawberry' leopard spotted in South Africa
Rare 'strawberry' leopard spotted in South Africa
Rare 'strawberry' leopard spotted in South Africa
Rare 'strawberry' leopard spotted in South Africa
Rare 'strawberry' leopard spotted in South Africa
Rare 'strawberry' leopard spotted in South Africa
Rare 'strawberry' leopard spotted in South Africa
Rare 'strawberry' leopard spotted in South Africa
Rare 'strawberry' leopard spotted in South Africa
Rare 'strawberry' leopard spotted in South Africa
Rare 'strawberry' leopard spotted in South Africa
Rare 'strawberry' leopard spotted in South Africa
Rare 'strawberry' leopard spotted in South Africa
Rare 'strawberry' leopard spotted in South Africa
Rare 'strawberry' leopard spotted in South Africa
Rare 'strawberry' leopard spotted in South Africa
Rare 'strawberry' leopard spotted in South Africa
Rare 'strawberry' leopard spotted in South Africa

The "strawberry" leopard was reportedly first discovered in 2012 when one was spotted near the border of Botswana, according to SWNS.

The cats are likely pink hued because of a genetic mutation called erythrism. The mutation, according to a 2013 National Geographic blog post, is caused by a recessive gene “similar to that which affects albino animals.”

In this case, however, the mutation results when the animal overproduces red pigments or underproduces dark pigments.

In humans, erythrism may be responsible, at least in part, for red hair and freckles, according to the Huffington Post.

Separately, a pink grasshopper with the same mutation was recently spotted in an English garden.

'I'm so lucky it wasn't my daughter who bit into it': Father's horror after discovering a metal screw inside a mushy strawberry.
Jordan, from Leichhardt in Sydney's inner west, noticed something was off with one of the strawberries in the punnet and reluctantly took a bite and was shocked to find a metal screw in it (stock).

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