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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Dog
Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:42 pm 
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We had a very brief but definite sighting of a single dog a km or so before the Phalaborwa gate on 12th June.
It appeared to have an injured leg and we think it was trying to catch up to the rest of the pack.

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Shaheen, that's so special. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: Dogs are one of the few animals that are really difficult to predict and, mostly, it's potluck. Glad you finally got to see them.

Elsa, a dog is a dog, whether it's a pack or a loner. As you say, most likely the pack was up ahead somewhere.

BB, thanks for sharing your stats with us. Makes interesting reading. It shows how seldom dogs are actually sighted; my stats read somewhat similarly and I have also been going to Kruger for yonks. What is magnificent for me is that I almost always remember every wild dog, cheetah, and leopard sighting, and many of the lion ones. Bet you remember every one of your wild dog sightings too?

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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Dog
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On our recent trip to Kruger we were lucky enough to see 2 wild dog sightings .The first was 9 dogs on the S25 and the next 4 Dogs on the Satara/ Olifants tar road, about 5 km from Satara.

Our very first wild dog sighting I remember vividly, even though it was in 1982, it was between Skukuza and Tshokwane, 15 doggies running on the road, will never forget that sighting.

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And once again the S25 has "delivered" the doggies :whistle:


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During our early May 2013 safari to KNP we were lucky enough to find dogs twice seeing the remaines of a kill just minutes after the dogs had left.

Our first sighting [ 01 / 05 / 2013 ] was in the Renosterkoppies area with the pack clearly resting with bulging bellies. The main group was barely visible some 20m off the road in tall grass and two dogs quite close to the road. Unfortunately we could not get a count due to the tall grass.

This is a photo of one right next to the road :-

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The next day we moved camp further north and along the H1-2 we got word of dogs at a kill further up the road.
We found the sight approx. 100m north of the Leeupan turn-off but unfortunately the dogs had left and some vultures were tending to the impala skeleton :-

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Then the very next day we found another pack of dogs in the Tsale spruit area along the H14. There was a hyena den in a stormwater pipe under the road and the agitated hyena family soon pointed us at the dogs which were just off the road together with some zebra. At one stage a hyena ventured towards where we could hear dogs behing a screen of bush but he soon scampered back with a dog in pursuit. The hyenas now remained at the den, the zebras disappeared and soon two dogs were seen trotting away further up the road. The following photo was shot through the windscreen by Lettie while I was slowly driving up to them:-

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Some blood was visible on the faces and necks of these dogs and one can just speculate what happened. There were young hyena at the den - did the dogs catch one of them ? Did the dogs catch a zebra foul so close to the hyena den - not likely. . . .

All the time we could hear dogs close to the road.

Why were the zebras so close to hyenas and wild dogs ?

What happened ? We will never know for sure. . . .


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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Dog
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Excellent sightings Carol, FC, 100P. :clap: :clap: :clap: Every wild dog sighting is special, but all of these are extra-special.

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Some Wild Dog pics... The first pic was taken on the H3 about 500m after the turn off from the H1-1. The second pic was taken on the S82.

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Hi friends

We saw these Wild Dogs on our trip in January 2013 on the way to Lower Sabie just past Nkulu. The first pic was on the bright of N'watimhiri.
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We saw those same doggies on 5 January 2013 just before Nkuhlu, apparently they have been there the whole week but we weren't that lucky even if we drove that road like 4 times that week.
Great kiekies Kobus :thumbs_up:

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We saw those same Wild Dogs in the Sabie River bed just a few kilometres away from Nkulu Picnic Spot last year in March. I think it was the Skukuza pack.

I think we saw the same pack this year in April but on the road to Phabeni Gate.

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During November 2011 we saw this pack of 17 dogs at Rabelais Dam. The young ones were very playful the whole afternoon.

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Love this thread as every wild dog sighting is thrilling and special. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Wild Dogs
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We saw a pack of +- 12 Wild Dogs on the tar road form Skukuza to Tsokwane.

It was still early morning and the light was not perfect but still a rare sighting

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It looks like the female is pregnant and there will soon be small pubs somewhere .....

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