Wild dogs were something we had been hoping to see throughout our previous three months in South Africa. On this particular morning, ten of us went out for a morning game drive. While we were on a dirt road, we saw a group of animals running down the road towards us. For a moment, I thought they were hyenas, but then I thought they looked like wild dogs. I didn't say anything at first in case I was wrong, but the animals approached, and sure enough, a pack of 12 wild dogs ran past us. They mostly kept to the road, so we were able to follow them quite easily. Fortunately, our driver was able to phone the other staff members, who roused the remaining people on our program. I'm told they were out of bed and in the vehicles in less than two minutes. We were able to follow the dogs for over an hour as they ran down the road, investigated some construction equipment, and laid down to rest right at the side of the road. Eventually, other cars started joining us, including the remaining people on our program. I really could not have asked for a better wild dog sighting.
More than 15
Short sighting no pictures
20+ near Matambwe airstrip
In 2nd photo, Hooded Vultures (Necrosyrtes monachus) rapidly devour dog's faeces. Dog initially chased off vultures but relented after 3rd go
Photograph by Paul Benson, pjbphotos.co.uk
A pack of about 7 dogs crossing Masalani-Ijara road into the bush observed and picture taken by Martin, Enock and Ebel
This pair of Painted hunting dogs were seen in the wild at the den site. This location was not far from the Kwando River, but i have obscured the location due to the endangered status of this canid.
Photograph by Yvonne de Jong & Tom Butynski, wildsolutions.nl
This Painted hunting dog was observed guarding a den in the northern Okavango Delta.
8 animals resting in thicket on north side of Tsavo River, Tsavo West National Park, Kenya.
Part of a pack of about 8
Aka African Painted Dog, part of a pack that caused a 'dog jam' as they enjoyed the warmth of the road in the late afternoon. Scan of a slide taken in December 1998. South of Lower Sabie, Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Bushy gray tail
Bushy gray tail
Snowy outside , wild dog footprints in the snow , early morning , claws in the prints
Snowy outside , wild dog footprints in the snow , early morning