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 Post subject: Re: Wild Dogs
Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:12 pm 
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This pack was our first real spotting of Wild Dogs in the KNP in November 2008.
The photo was taken at the crossing of the Biyamiti river on the S25 Crocodile River Road, near the junction with the S139 for Biyamiti Bush Camp.

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 Post subject: Re: Wild Dogs
Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:20 am 
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Tracytas - Amazing pic of the WD and hyena...ive only ever seen them fighting!
WildIMage nice pic as well!

Put some pics up in April of my sighting in that month of the pack that is found around the vicinity of Orpen. They made two kills in this hunt that was visible from the road - amazing stuff but felt sorry for the 1 impala especially!

Pack notices impala....

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The chase...

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IN the confusion 4x4 takes out this still alive impala which get put out of its misery by the pack...

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Then the feeding frenzy...

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Oh and this was in the greater KNP a while back where the 6 month old pups were left to dispatch this duiker...poor guy! :(

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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Dog
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:21 pm 
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hi folks,
some pics wich i made on the 18. oktober near Orpen

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we looked at them for over an hour.

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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Dog
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From the AAA trip report, the S25 on the 12/11/09.

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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Dog
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Another photo from our AA trip:

beauty and primitive ballet

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 Post subject: Re: Wild Dogs
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What I still don't understand is, is that we all know that wild dogs are reputed to have huge territories which has led to a decline in the number of wild dogs as there simply aren't many areas which enable them to roam freely. That's why areas like Kruger and Botswana are one of the last havens for these beautiful creatures as in smaller game parks they would simply escape and be killed when they are out of the park by farmers, workers etc.

Why then are almost all wild dog sightings concentrated in the South of the park, especially around Berg en Dal and Crocodile Bridge? It seems like those packs don't stray very far - I would have expected people to see that very same pack in say, Shingwedzi area. And that would make sense as the volume of predators further up is far lower which would suit the wild dogs. Yet up North, there are limited sightings of them - some around Phalaborwa but not a heck of a lot else.

Is it then that it's because of the sheer volume of cars that frequent the lower regions of Kruger so more sightings are had in the South or something else? I would be interested to hear the forumites' views on this matter.


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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Dog
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The search for the very elusive Wild Dog has come to an end for Gunner :dance: :cam:
My first ever sightings of them on the S25 & S139 junction :thumbs_up:
A pack of 19 strong patrolling the road!
aaah the joy, special indeed :P :dance:


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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Dog
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Congratulation Gunner :clap: :clap: I saw the same pack 12 days ago near Hippo pool, I counted 21 dogs. It was unbelievable :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Wild Dogs - 28th Dec to 2nd Jan!
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Let the TR come shortcourse :popcorn: :popcorn:
I saw a pack of 21 (maybe one or two more) dogs near Hippo Pool early December :P

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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Dog
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hi Malealea, I am no expert on the subject but I have read somewhere recently (trying to remember which book / article :? ) that there are no reliable records on file where wild dogs have attacked a human.
To answer your second question Lions Leopards and Hyeana are recognised killers of Wild Dog. However there are cases where the WD has got the better of Leopard and Hyeana. For further info on this subject I suggest you read Trevor Carnaby's book titled 'Beat About The Bush' which has interesting articles on all the main predators.

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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Dog
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In February last year I spotted a pack of about 8 wilddog on the Nwaswintsontso Road. This is a photo of one of them.
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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Dog
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We had a magnificent sighting on 12 December 2009 on the S25 ... We could count 21, but were later told there are 26 dogs in the pack :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Dog
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Great sighting adw!!! :thumbs_up: :clap:
Spotted Cat: 26 Wdogs!!! :big_eyes: :big_eyes: Great pic!!

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 Post subject: Re: Where are the Wild Dogs?
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One of the most elusive animals in KNP. They are extremely mobile, and so one needs to keep on looking and trust in your luck.

But there are areas where you have a better chance and some where you have less of a chance of spotting them.

The areas with a better chance are the areas which people tend to think are not that good for game viewing, because there are lower numbers of animals such as zebra and blue wildebeest.

There are areas where your chances are smaller: These are often the grassland areas of KNP. The reason why wild dog avoid these areas is simple: Lion. Lion are the wild dogs biggest threat, and number one reason for wild dog deaths. Large numbers of prey animals, supported by the grasslands, supports a bigger lion population. Wild dogs avoid areas with high lion numbers.

Very generally speaking the western half of the park is better. Areas such as Berg-en-Dal, Afsaal and Pretoriuskop, would give better odds on seeing wild dog.

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 Post subject: Re: African Wild Dog
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Hi!

On Sat 9 Jan we came across some wild dog about 6km from Skukuza on the road to Lower Sabie. We think there were 4 dogs....was quite difficult to see them as there was a lot of bush right next to the road that you had to look through/around/under/over to see them.......but we were over the moon to see them anyway!!!!!

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