Wild Dogs Take On Some Menacing Hyenas
On a morning safari, we came across some tracks of the Kaingo Pack of wild dogs. We started following the tracks and after a short while, we were greeted by the sounds of the excited dogs. As we rounded the next corner we saw the dogs pulling down an adult impala and they began feeding. Within seconds two large, brave hyenas came barreling in to steal the kill away.
One of the adult wild dogs quickly moved the 5 pups out of the area while the other remaining 5 adults gave chase to the hyenas. A 3rd hyena arrived a short while later but they were no match for the determined dogs. The dogs worked as a team to distracted the hyenas and then attack and bite them whenever they had their backs turned. The vocalisations of both the dogs and the hyenas were truly incredible and sometimes deafening. It did not take long at all for the rest of the nearby hyena clan to hear the sounds of their three family members in distress. In less than 2 minutes the entire hyena clan arrived and the dogs had met their match.
The dogs quickly retreated giving up their impala to the hyenas. The dogs could easily hunt and make another kill but there is noways they could stand up to an entire clan of hyenas. Once the dogs had retreated the hyenas ran in to claim their prize. There was a bit of fighting between the clan but ultimately the matriarch got her fair share. The other clan members had to divide what was left. In just a few minutes there was no sign of what had taken place except for some fat hyenas sleeping in the shade of a nearby tree.
Below is a video of the events that took place. Turn up your sound for this one 🙂