Wild Dogs Playing

Latest Sightings recently posted a video on their website showing a pack of Hyena and a pack of Wild Dogs doing something really rare… Playing together!


The guides that were present at the spot where the clip was filmed said they had never seen anything like this! A pack of Hyena and a pack of Wild Dogs playing together is a rare sight!

The footage was captured on a Kirkmans Kamp game drive in Sabi Sands Game Reserve.

“We could hear eerie cries of hyenas before we came upon this peculiar encounter between a pack of about 12 wild dogs and six hyenas. The dogs were playfully scampering with each other across an open field while the hyenas skulked around them.”

“The dogs seemed pleased to tease the hyenas whilst also holding their ground. We weren’t sure why the territorial battle was taking place but neither side would back down and leave. We watched this funny boxing match for about 30 minutes, with the hyenas clearly outnumbered and outmaneuvered. It was still going on when we finally left.” – Merrell Foote

The dogs were carefree and playful while the Hyena were a little bit nervous.

“We laughed as the hyenas tried to duck from the dogs’ playful jabs and were amazed that the interactions never turned vicious.”

“Incredibly rare sighting! Our guide and tracker had never seen anything like it in all their years in the bush. Other guides and trackers who saw the video later also said they’d never seen such a sight.”

Sources: Latest Sightings
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