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I know spread out throughout Safaritalk are a number of images of wild dogs, taken and uploaded by members, but what about compiling them into a thread here.

 

I'll start with a video, (not mine) perhaps the most startling amateur production I've seen on Youtube, taken in Botswana.

 

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Have recently returned from a 3 week assignment to Sth Africa & Botswana where I was most fortunate to witness and document this amazing encounter between a lone hyena and a pack of 8 African wild

Just posted a story on my blog with many photos and a video clip of an amazing sighting we had last year at Ngala Private Game Reserve (bordering Kruger National Park) of a pack of dogs bringing their

This one is fresh from Mana Pools (well, a month old actually)... Nyakasanga pack made 4 kills in 10 minutes and we arrived just in time to see them polishing off the last 2 (we searched for them clo

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Wow! I've been on a hunt before, but not quite like that. Where do you go from there?

 

I'll post an unworthy follow-up shortly.

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madaboutcheetah

I'll put in Fiona's link from Kwara March 2009.

 

That reminds me ....... I have to get working on my own videos on Youtube :D

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Just a quick post of a dog pic that will be part of an upcoming Pangolin Retrospective. Nothing real special.

 

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I'll post a few of my favourite WD images when I'm back from holidays. Some of them are from the time in Selinda mentioned by Robyn in "Backseat safari"

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I'll give this a go. I don't know if my pics will appear or, if they are attachments or something.

 

These were taken in Kruger, a couple of years ago, although I've got some better ones from Botswana last year. If I ever crack the code on posting pictures I will post those.

 

The one with the bone in its mouth was part of a pack of 23 which had killed pregnant waterbuch. Messy, very messy.

 

Also - and I don't think this counts as shameless self promotion as it's for a good cause - I recently had the honour of being made one of the patrons of an Australian based Wild Dog conservation charity, Painted Dog Conversation Inc. Aussie forumites might like to check out their website, which is: www.painteddogconservation.iinet.net.au

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I only wish that I had pictures to contribute to this! I think my only hope of seeing wild dogs in the near future is the London zoo!

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Thanks for the warm welcome Jan, GW and Atravelynn. I just checked out the wild dog pic and videos and am amazed at the quality of the content added in just 8 hours. Makes me realize that I am a wee domesticated pup in this wild Safaritalk pack. But, I will do my best to contribute as I learn.

 

I have to say, I feel a lot like "saltydog" sometimes navigating the site trying to absorb all the information!

The site is awesome, with everything, everybody contributes! Thanks,

 

To me the event when this picture was taken, was better than the pic.

 

" We were being entertained by these fourteen pups and one adult, when we heard a single yelp in the distance which caught the attention of the adult dog and about half of the pups (look closely at the pic). Joe, I guide said he thought it was a warning signal from the rest of the pack. Then we heard a second yelp, this is when the adult and pups took off in the opposite direction like they were on their own sortie.

As we continued in the direction of the yelps, less than a 100 meters from where the dogs were, was a large male lion walking in our direction".

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Chitabe Lediba September 2008 with Newman.

 

We left camp at first light and about 10 minutes into the drive spotted a dog charging through some water infront of us from left to right followed by the rest of the pack. The pack headed straight towards a tree where there were 2 leopards mating - one leopard ran off and then the dogs chased the other one up the tree.

 

We spent the next 20 minutes watching the interaction with the leopard having a couple of goes at getting away and ending back up the tree. The dogs then started to get nervous and we saw a lioness running towards the pack so they made a quick exit. The lioness then tried to work out what all the trouble was about and eventually spotted the leopard still up the tree. She settled down under the tree keeping a close watch on the leopard but like all lions eventually got bored and started to snooze at which point the leopard shot down from the tree and escaped safely into the bushes.

 

Not a bad start to the day!

 

More photos here

 

Nick

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Chitabe Lediba September 2008 with Newman.

 

We left camp at first light and about 10 minutes into the drive spotted a dog charging through some water infront of us from left to right followed by the rest of the pack. The pack headed straight towards a tree where there were 2 leopards mating - one leopard ran off and then the dogs chased the other one up the tree.

 

We spent the next 20 minutes watching the interaction with the leopard having a couple of goes at getting away and ending back up the tree. The dogs then started to get nervous and we saw a lioness running towards the pack so they made a quick exit. The lioness then tried to work out what all the trouble was about and eventually spotted the leopard still up the tree. She settled down under the tree keeping a close watch on the leopard but like all lions eventually got bored and started to snooze at which point the leopard shot down from the tree and escaped safely into the bushes.

 

Not a bad start to the day!

 

More photos here

 

Nick

 

Talk about being in the right place at the right time!

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I watched an Animal Planet program recently, I think it was called "Amazing adventures" or something like that ...... and had this British Journalist learning about the Wild dog research conducted by Tico Mcnutt. The show also featured Newman, the Chitabe guide.

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Yesterday I read on the Chitabe site that Newman is retiring, but will still be available for private guiding.

 

Jan

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Talk about being in the right place at the right time!

 

It's just "luck" though isn't it - there could be anything round the next corner - even a pangolin!

 

Nick

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Atravelynn

Quite a dog show so far! So many outstanding photos. That first Youtube brought the action right into camp.

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madaboutcheetah

or Aardvark?

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I have only just watched the you tube video - what an experience.

 

But for a laugh, go directly to you tube and read the comments. :rolleyes:

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madaboutcheetah

Hi Thomas,

 

Welcome back!!! Fantastic!!!!

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Game Warden

Some great shots there Thomas, thanks.

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Nick Wright

Nice shots - thanks for sharing

 

Nick

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Brian's Art for Animals

i hope the pack that keeps going in/out of Lewa is there when i visit Kenya in Feb. Might be better than seeing a leopard even :)

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