The dogs weren’t really into hunting this morning and sauntered down to Nhoro pan.
Of course the hyaenas were there too and the 2 parties were again having it out with each other. This is not really a battle of life and death. They both seem to take great delight in enticing each other for a game.
Today luckily was a lot cooler with a slight drizzle having set in for a short while this morning and kept the day cool. This meant the dogs were off hunting earlier than usual this afternoon.
And again they hunted against the fenceline, using it to chase the impala against.
The alpha male strangled one of the impala on his own. This is unusual in that wild dogs usually rely on ripping the animal apart in seconds to kill it, but he had no help. And amazingly the impala was dead in about half a minute. Far quicker than a lion or leopard strangling an impala. This was probably because the animal was already out of breath from the long chase. Something lions and leopards don’t do.