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Re: African Wild Dog

Unread post by skywalker2251 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:13 am

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These were taken January 28 on the S25.

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Re: African Wild Dog

Unread post by anne-marie » Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:29 pm

not so nice... but Lycaons :D

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Re: African Wild Dog

Unread post by Impisi08 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:41 pm

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I saw this pack of wild dogs on the S25. They were shadowed by three hyena's. After a while some of the dogs walked shoulder to shoulder in the direction of the hyena's. It was nice to see that behaviour. Other dogs started running and that is when I took some panning shots.

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Re: Where are the Wild Dogs?

Unread post by annapangolin » Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:31 pm

I got really lucky with wild dogs this week.

On Monday I was on a drive with Meandering Mouse and DinkyBird sent a message to say a large group was near Kruger Tablet. When we got there a few hours later, the dogs were running down the road in our direction! The group was huge, more than 25 and possibly more than 30. We watched until several ran from the road, we heard a very brief antelope distress call and the whole pack was gone. So incredible.

Then on Tuesday, on a sunset drive from Skukuza, 16 dogs at the Stevenson-Hamilton memorial.

Then Wednesday morning travelling down the Albasini road to Numbi gate, I thought I saw a jackal in the road (my eyesight is not good), as I neared it turned out to be 5 wild dogs and I had the sighting all to myself. Only one car pulled up and a South African woman rolled her window down and said to me, 'hyenas are such a nuisance', and drove off without even stopping or glancing towards the dogs :huh:

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Re: Where are the Wild Dogs?

Unread post by TheunsH » Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:08 pm

We were very fortunate as well. On 12 March 2010 we spotted 9 WD's on the H3 and later that day we spotted 6 WD's next to the H5-1. On 13 March 2010 we spotted the 6 WD's again on the H4-1.

Herewith some of the 9 dogs:

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And here the 6 dogs:

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Re: African Wild Dog

Unread post by onewithnature » Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:56 am

Impisi08: wonderful photos, especially the action one! :clap: :clap: :clap: Not easy to catch the dogs at speed and clear enough to marvel at!
Strange, but I often think wild dogs, colour-wise, look like one of the most delicious biscuits in South Africa. Every time I see the colouring, I think of licking the chocolate off the biscuit - what a weird trigger that is! :huh:
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Re: Where are the Wild Dogs?

Unread post by ndloti » Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:52 pm

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Re: Where are the Wild Dogs?

Unread post by OBIE » Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:07 pm

Came apon my first wild dogs in kruger on the orpen satara road +- 1 km from Nsemani dam. Counted about 25 dogs. It was awesome. They gave chase and killed a impala in front off us and we were the only people around. What a sighting. And then out of the blue a huge male lion came out of the bush and chased the doggies from theyre supper. Had to leave as we were almost late for the gate closing time. Very sad. Next morning only found impala jaw in road so think the lion won.

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Re: Where are the Wild Dogs?

Unread post by alf » Tue May 04, 2010 6:24 am

Didn't drive the S3 albasini road but saw 2 wild dogs on the skukuza - kruger gate road.

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Re: African Wild Dog

Unread post by Amedeus » Wed May 05, 2010 5:13 pm

Saw this pack of about 10 doggies on the Skukuza Malelane road about 3 kilometers away from Skukuza. It was an amazing experience!
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Re: African Wild Dog

Unread post by Donny » Mon May 10, 2010 9:10 pm

Donny wrote :
Hi Guys,

Got back from the park last weekend this time and was really lucky with the wild dogs. After having seen just a lone wild dog on the LS - Skukuza road back in 2008 this time around I had infinitely more luck.

I got to see on the 26/04/10 on the H7 some 5 km Orpen camp what must have been close to 20 dogs just lying off the road. Difficult to get an accurate count as they were lying around all scattered. Really great to finally see a pack

My luck would continue on the 28/04/10 as three were seen lying under some trees at the intersection of the H12 & H1-2 about 5m from the road.

More was to come the following day at the intersection of the H4-2 & S28 at about 17h15 as 14 doggies were just standing in the road after which they all trotted single file scanning the bush looking for their next meal. A few hunderd metres further 2 straddlers of the same pack were running on the road trying to catch up their mates. My sighting for the day was now 16

My best luck with wild dogs ever !!!

Will try & put up some pics .


As promised here are some of the pics :

This is the pack as seen on the H7, estimated at close to 20.

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These doggies were seen at the T of H12 / H1-2.

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Bush was quite thick and they were lying down after which one got up and trotted further in the bush.

ANd my last sighting for my April trip was on the H4-2. Really great to see them active and about. Sorry pics are not the best as light was not good and still had a distance to Lower Sabie.

Here they are just standing around and revving one another up for a hunt. Really great to see them interact like this. 14 of them.

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They set off on the hunt first spreading out as in the pic after which they took up a single file formation.

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Finally 2 straddlers further behind that took the tally to 16.

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Re: African Wild Dog

Unread post by steamtrainfan » Sat May 15, 2010 9:36 pm

After many trips to KNP my wife and I eventually got our best sighting of Wild Dog. It was on Thursday 13 May at about 08:45 heading north on the H-3 about 1km before Biyamiti Bridge. We followed them until at the bridge - see my report under "Mammals" when they went down to the river. My wife must have taken about 40 pics of these wonderful creatures. It was a pity to see that one of them could not walk on his left front foot. One wonders what will happen to him/her. Anyway - enough chatter. Here are some of the pics. Three have been submitted to the Public Sightings Gallery.
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Re: ARE AFRICAN WILD DOG SCARED OF HEIGHTS

Unread post by steamtrainfan » Sun May 16, 2010 7:11 pm

Hi Richprins. Only 4 of the 9 were on the bridge. The one peering over the edge was really jittery. They seemed very unsure of themselves and soon turned back and joined the others on terra firma.
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Re: African Wild Dog

Unread post by BushFairy » Sat May 29, 2010 8:01 pm

Seen in the Biyamiti area (can't remember which road) in September :)

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As you can see, there were quite a few of them! (this pic was taken first as we were approaching them - we had no idea that they would be so kind as to stick around for a while!!)
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Re: African Wild Dog

Unread post by Spotted Cat » Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:56 pm

Great pics everyone :clap:

3 "Painted Dogs" seen on the S25 (Crocodile River Road) on 24 April 2010. We had seen a pack of 22 on the same road during our December visit :dance:
I assume they are part of the same pack that is frequently seen in the area. :hmz:


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