Tim Gaunt reports on an extraordinary Okavango safari involving a pack of wild dogs at Seba Camp…
We’ve been anticipating the wild dogs’ return here at Seba for a few months now. They arrived yesterday with 10 four-month old pups in tow. So I decided to get up early this morning and follow them on their morning jaunt… with some great results!
The baboon was a mild source of entertainment at the start of their hunt. Because of his size, agility and strength, it never got too serious but there was a lot of shouting involved.
The hyaena (along with a few others) trailed the dogs for two hours and about 5 km, hoping to cash in on anything they might serve up. Unfortunately for him, his persistence evoked nothing but petulance from the dogs and eventually they gave him a piece of their minds. He was lucky to escape with a few nips and just a bit of bleeding.
One thing about wild dogs is that they almost always provide a bit of action!