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Mark,for you....seen on the S65,26.01.2007
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We were lucky yesterday 3 May, saw a pack of 10 dogs on the H3 between Renosterpan & Afsaal. The park was fairly quiet so had them to ourselves for about 5 min. :lol:

We followed them as they moved along the road (southern direction) for about 2km when they decided to settle and lay down in/next to the road.

Next moment an elephant bull arrives on the scene and starts throwing his weight around! He kept mock charging the dogs and trumpeted, but the dogs were very relaxed and looked like "hey big guy, relaaax" and one even went and lay down in the road a few metres from the ele! Not phased at all.

Ele looked like he didn't quite know what to do at times, why weren't these dogs scared of him?

It was SO GREAT to see!! You can imagine the cars manoeuvring to avoid charging ele & not run over the dogs (God forbid).

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What a veritably scintillating sighting ! I have never witnessed a concurrence between these two species before ! I must confess I was a trifle bamboozled at the apparent stoicism in the dogs response, as one would typically postulate that they flee given the circumstance! Thank you for sharing this unique encounter !


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We were incredibly fortunate to see Wild Dogs on the 9th of April 07. It was on the S106.
We were on a morning drive so I couldn't stay with them for as long as I would have wanted to. :cry:
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There was only 3 in the pack.


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It was such a joy watching the wild dogs. :lol: One of them was in a very playful mood and kept on biting the other ones tale. Believe it or not but I was thinking of all you wild dog lovers when I was taking the photos. I took the photos continuous so that I can make a video for you. I hope you enjoy it :?

http://video.tinypic.com/player.php?v=5x3m4g7


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 Post subject: Wild Dog Kill +- 1 km From Berg-En-Dal : 3rd July 2007
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Hi Wild Dog Enthusiasts

We have just returned from 6 fantastic days in KNP, from Letaba to Berg-En-Dal.

Last Tuesday evening, just before closing time, we were driving from Matjulu waterhole to Berg-En-Dal camp when my daughter spotted a wild dog about 30m away. As there were no other vehicles around, it became 'our' sighting, if you know what I mean. Being the quick-witted type, she started the video camera rolling.

A few seconds later, my son cried "there's another and it's got an impala!"

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Huge excitement as you may imagine. We watched as the impala was brought down by the single dog.

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Once the impala was down, a second dog arrived and they proceeded to devour the hapless prey.

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They ate until they were almost bursting, and we found later (as mentioned by Lourens in his daily Berg-En Dal report) that on of the dogs was a lactating female, so she was eating for the pups as well!

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These pics are 'screenshots' taken directly from the video, as the light was not the greatest for the still camera, but they still came out quite well.

It was an awesome sight to behold, and was the highlight of the trip.

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Have a look at the latest sightingsreport (April) by the rangers:
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Doispane Road, just 2 days ago :D
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Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:18 pm 
Nice, Freda!!

Back to BUILLASS.

Saw around 10 wild dog just outside Punda Gate in Sept 2005.

They killed a Nyala bull!

This one in a hurry north of Sunset Dam near Lower Sabie in Aug 2007.

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 Post subject: sms your Wild Dog sighting
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The Endangered Wildlife Trust wants our help! So let´s sms all the doggie sightings! 8)

Endangered Wildlife Trust wrote:
Researchers at EWT are trying to determine how wild dogs are genetically related to each other so as to improve the management of their population.

Visitors can support this research by reporting all wild dog sightings to the EWT's Wild Dog Hotline number. Sightings can be phoned in, SMS-ed to 076 725 5242.


Read more in the press release. :wink:


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The Endangered Wildlife Trust is looking for help to find the Wild Dogs in Kruger: read about it here.

Sad news from Marakele, where the dogs are in the boma again and will probably be moved to Botswana.


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Hi,

This is proof of my previous post..Here are the 'frameshots' I made of the video, they are not very clear, but thats not something I can fix...It was a bit to far and bushy an they were running around later, and the focus was on the branches in front :|

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Note, first they were lying around, the the bakkie came and darted one of them (to the right, not on video :? ). On the third photo, the wilddog to the left was jumping and giving some barks, is that the dominant male/ female? They all responded to what he/she did..

I am just wondering if SANParks are doing a reseach on them?

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