A battle between Wild Dog & Hyena, on foot!
To come across the rare wild dog on a game drive is always a special experience, but to encounter a large pack on foot while they battle it out with a hyena clan over a kill, is simply unheard-of.
It all began at Tanda Tula Field Camp yesterday morning where Tony Park and his wife Nicola, along with Janine Mare from Africa Geographic, Anna Rich from Fairlady and the prize winners of our recent Africa Geographic competition, were spending some time soaking up the African bush at the new Tanda Tula Field Camp.
Just as Dale and Ginger confirmed we were in close proximity to the rhino, we heard a clan of Hyena making a raucous not far away. The call was made to quickly head off in the direction of the hyena to see if we could spend a few moments with them, before returning to continue tracking the rhino.
As we moved around thick bush and into the open, we encountered a large pack of wild dog moving in from the right while on the left were a few hyena darting in and out of the pack. The battle between these two strong predators was truly spectacular with the hyena making a great raucous. From what we could gather, the wild dog had made a kill which had attracted the hyena who came in for a closer look.