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Re: Wild Dogs

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:36 pm

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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Wild dog

Unread postby Pascal Brunner » Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:29 pm

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Hi,
Near Skukuza, september 2011

Punda Maria, 11,12 september 2013
Shingwedzi, 13, 14, 15 september 2013
Satara, 16, 17 september 2013
Skukuza, 18, 19, 20 september 2013
Olifants, 21, 22, 23 september 2013
Berg-en-Dal, 24, 25 september 2013
Skukuza, 26, 27 september 2013
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Re: Wild dog

Unread postby Viewfinder » Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:52 pm

WOW Pascal!! What a lovely sighting!! I am jealous! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I have not yet seen the wild dogs of Kruger, will be heading there in November this year and I am REALLY hoping to see some! :pray:

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Wild Dogs

Unread postby bshepardson03 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:39 pm

I don't see a link for this animal, so I though that I would start one. we've seen them 4 times now in Kruger. These photos were taken at Leeupan off the H1-2.

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Re: African Wild Dog

Unread postby Selamat » Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:57 pm

Our experience with wild dogs:

Kruger Park - South Africa - 15 september 2012

A rainy morning, around 9 am. We're driving on the 'Circle Road' near Pretoriuskop.

On the road ahead, we see an unexpected animal. It appears to be a domestic dog, complete with collar and leash around his neck.
He probably strayed away from a village close to the border of the Krugerpark and must have gotten lost; he's running around aimlessly.

Suddenly we notice a group of 'Wild Dogs' walking high up between the rocks. They spotted the little domestic dog as well and climb down towards the road.
Fearing the worst for the little dog, we could do nothing but watch the violent confrontation happen in front of our car.
The three Wild Dogs attack and they engage in a wild and unfair fight, chasing the defenseless dog into the high grass.

The little dog gives everything he's got: he bites, growls, barks, bares his teeth...

Just when we're thinking the little animal must be getting devoured in the bushes, something even more unexpected happens:
the three big dogs give up their fight and flee away, tail between their legs.

After his surprising victory we see the domestic dog one last time. Limping slightly on his rear leg, he disappears along the road.


http://youtu.be/j7wM7rvE4kU

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Re: African Wild Dog

Unread postby Heksie » Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:14 pm

What a strange and once in a lifetime experience Selamat. It is strange and peculiar due to the fact that wild dogs actually even kill single dogs that is in their territory and this pet made it out alive :hmz: amazing pics and a big WOW!

I'm just putting the link up so the other mites can view it directly:

http://youtu.be/j7wM7rvE4kU
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Re: African Wild Dog

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Re: African Wild Dog

Unread postby Gunner » Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:24 am

Wild Dog Pups devouring the remnants on the H11...
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Re: African Wild Dog

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Sun May 25, 2014 7:37 pm

Few images of our wonderful sighting in April 2014. Our best photographic sighting ever :dance: :dance:

Please look at my TR for more wonderful Wild Dog images..

Link to TR...

viewtopic.php?style=2&f=27&t=79501&start=90


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Re: African Wild Dog

Unread postby MATTHYS » Sun May 25, 2014 7:42 pm

:clap: and WOW, Jan van Wyk !
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Re: African Wild Dog

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Tue May 27, 2014 6:29 pm

For more image of our wonderful ...see my TR....

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Re: African Wild Dog

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Fri May 30, 2014 9:31 pm

First time ever we saw them eating waterlilies...

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Re: African Wild Dog

Unread postby RemiE » Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:36 pm

Berg-en-Dal pack seen on 20 December 2013
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Me taking a photo of the same pack 24 December 2013 outside the gates of Berg-en-Dal.
Thank you Eunice for taking this photo of me, for me :k
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And later on the same holiday we saw the Crocodile Bridge Pack on 30 December 2013 between Lower Sabie and Crocodile Bridge with some other Forumites in the car with us.............

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1 Holiday 2 Wild Dog packs........priceless :dance:
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Re: African Wild Dog

Unread postby onewithnature » Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:46 pm

Superb sightings, RemiE, and a year apart. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: African Wild Dog

Unread postby RemiE » Sat Aug 16, 2014 4:12 pm

My apologies OWN. Major typo on my part (I need to edit the 2014 out and change it back to 2013.....) We saw them 6 days apart...... :redface:
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