“This pack of 21 Wild Dog had been on the Reserve for the past week and on this particular day were settling down in the Mlowathi River, North of its confluence with the Sand River. Rangers had sighted the dogs on an afternoon safari, probably on the hunt for something to eat – as it is not uncommon for Wild Dogs to hunt twice a day. ”

“They encountered Klipspringers (small antelope) and cornered these poor victims on these massive rocks. One of the rangers who was filming, Michael Botes, has actually witnessed these very same Klipspringers go through the same ordeal with a different pack of Wild Dogs before! Steff McWilliam was also filming in the sighting and both of these guides could not believe what was happening!”

“It was mostly the young Wild Dogs who were trying to get to the Klipspringers.” Whereas the adults were not showing much interest in this game of cat and mouse – or in this case – Dog and Antelope.

“Now for Klipspringers, as daunting it may be having these predators in their habitat, they were designed by Mother Nature to live in rocky outcrops. Their hooves are very pointy, allowing them to be very nimble and agile on rocks such as these. And living in habitats like these usually assists in avoiding the bigger predators.”

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