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Re: African Wild Dog

Unread post by Elsa » Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:42 pm

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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Re: African Wild Dog

Unread post by onewithnature » Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:44 pm

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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Re: African Wild Dog

Unread post by Carol g » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:40 pm

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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Re: African Wild Dog

Unread post by flying cheetah » Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:18 pm

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Re: African Wild Dog

Unread post by 100ponder » Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:50 pm

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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Re: African Wild Dog

Unread post by isinkwe » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:16 pm

Kruger Park on H1-1

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Re: African Wild Dog

Unread post by Mfezi » Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:27 pm

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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Re: African Wild Dog

Unread post by KobusF » Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:06 pm

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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Re: African Wild Dog

Unread post by SamoesaWoestyn » Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:50 am

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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Re: African Wild Dog

Unread post by onewithnature » Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:00 am

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

Unread post by 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 post by 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 post by 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 post by 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 post by 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.


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