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Snow Leopard Adventure in Ladakh, India
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Matthew Millan
(Shearer30) - F
Snow Leopard Adventure in Ladakh, India on 12/16/2008 16:04:24 MST Print View

Hi all,

In May of 2004, I had an encounter with two snow leopards hunting a dzo (part cow part yak) while climbing Stok Kangri Glacier in Ladakh, India. I went with my buddy Jigmet who off and on works for Wildeast Adventure.

When captured, this was the first of its kind: snow leopards hunting in the wild. And still to this day, I don't believe anyone has ever captured them hunting such a large animal. I certainly didn't expect to see leopards when we set out.

I recently made a very short documentary detailing the events, which can be sen at the following link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVJxu...e=channel_page

If anyone has any questions about Ladakh, I know the area very well, and am going back in May to help guide at my buddy's trekking agency.

Steven Evans
(Steve_Evans) - MLife

Locale: Canada
Re: Snow Leopard Adventure in Ladakh, India on 12/17/2008 14:00:28 MST Print View

Hey Matthew, the link didn't work for me...is it OK on your end?

Mats .
(Mats_) - F
Re: Snow Leopard Adventure in Ladakh, India on 01/14/2009 21:55:07 MST Print View

Steve wrote: "Hey Matthew, the link didn't work for me...is it OK on your end?"

Steve, the correct URL is:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVJxupw-2m4

Joshua Billings
(Joshua) - MLife

Locale: Santa Cruz,Ca
Wow on 01/16/2009 21:09:40 MST Print View

That was amazing. Very professional video. Right place at the right time.
Thanks, Josh

cary bertoncini
(cbert) - F

Locale: N. California
2nd ever video of snow leopards hunting on 01/16/2009 22:08:13 MST Print View

david attenborough's 2007 footage:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXukDFN243U

Brian UL
(MAYNARD76)

Locale: New England
Re: Snow Leopard Adventure in Ladakh, India on 01/17/2009 06:29:38 MST Print View

technically its a video of snow lepords "feeding" not hunting. The animal had already been hunted when you arrived and interrupted its feeding.