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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-19-2009, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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Rare Encounter with Snow Leopards

In 2004, while climbing in Ladakh, India, I had an encounter with two snow leopards hunting a dzo (part cow-part yak). Amazingly the dzo was young, healthy and at least 7 times, the snow leopards body weight. Until this footage, there was only anecdotal evidence that snow leopards would attack something so large and healthy. I was extremely lucky to capture footage of the attack.

Recently, I made a short documentary about my encounter. I should have done this 4 years ago, when it was the first hunting footage ever taken of snow leopards in the wild, but I inexplicably sat on it for 4 years. Oh well, better late than never. The link can be found below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVJxupw-2m4&fmt=18

As fellow cat lovers, I hope you enjoy this little doc about these beautiful and enigmatic animals. Thanks.

-Matt
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-19-2009, 08:10 PM
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Re: Rare Encounter with Snow Leopards

Matt, that was amazing footage! I wish you could have had that included in the Planet Earth series.
My hair stood on end watching it, and I can't imagine how you felt filming that!
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