Wild Dogs or should I better say Painted Dogs!

by Katja Voth

Wild dogs

Wild dogs

It was on our last trip to KNP in July/August that we found these incredible and rare animals. We were really lucky to see them on two occasions. First a pack of about 8 dogs and the second time they crossed our way there were three of them. There was fresh kill besides the tar road, but no predators in sight, so we waited for about 20 minutes and suddenly the dogs appeared and had their feast. It all happened so fast, but it was a very special moment for us.

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Feb 19, 2015
lovely photograph
by: loner

Haha!! They are just wild dogs I guess. But they sure look like painted dogs. I have come to think of it right now. Do these wild dogs hunt their prey and eat them? This is something I have been pondering about for a long time.

Feb 03, 2012
Patience is definately a virtue!
by: Sandy

Yes, well done on practicing one of the five-P's
that are mentioned on this site as patience is at the top of the list!

Jan 31, 2012
Super sighting
by: Bob Shepardson

Dogs are rare and one of our favorites. Congrats on proving that patience pays.

Jan 31, 2012
Fantastic sighting
by: Heather

What a fantastic sighting, so patience does pay dividends! And look at the lovely picture of the dogs in action that you took - Wow!

Jan 31, 2012
Important game viewing lesson
by: Mario

Hi Katja and thanks for posting your photo and - I don't want to say 'story' as it's more of a lesson!
Many people will simply drive past a dead animal but you waited patiently for 20 minutes and were rewarded with a great sighting of one of the most rare animals - well done!

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