WATCH: Wild dogs and hyenas fight over kill in Kruger

2018-12-23 18:00
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A pack of rare wild dogs made a kill on the side of the road in Kruger National Park, but their meal was soon interrupted by two hungry hyenas.

The video was captured by Koert Grobler and shared by Latest Sightings. Grobler was driving from Skukuza to Tshokwane when he came across the gnawing wild dogs.

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"My heart was pounding and I battled to keep the camera still. I realised that I’m extremely lucky to see wild dogs, let alone a kill in the road," Grobler told Latest Sightings.

"All of a sudden, two hyenas appeared and I couldn’t believe how fortunate I was to see how they competed with the dogs for the food. The hyenas and dogs loudly made aggressive sounds as they attacked each other in competition for the kill.

"The hyenas took the last scraps of the meat and disappeared into the bushes. The dogs started trotting down the road, and found a resting place in the shade of a thorn tree in the middle of the road.

"The interaction between the wild dogs and hyenas as well as the screaming sounds is something that you just see and hear in movies. I consider this a once in a lifetime event, being able to be there and experience it all.”

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