The dogs and hyaenas are such classic ‘not really good friends’.
The wild dogs were on the move early. After a couple of hour they hadn’t travelled very far, having only given a few giraffe the once over before moving on.
It was then amazing to see first the alpha female, and then the rest of the pack, go into stalk mode and advance on the hyaena den. They had no reason to go there and could easily have bypassed but they were looking for some fun. And that they got!
After their confrontation with the hyaenas the dogs moved on and I stayed to get a few photos of the hyaenas.
I hadn’t been gone 10minutes when I picked the dogs up again at Manyuchi pan with 2 impala kills. Again pregnant females were the victims.
This kept the dogs active into the warmer hours of the morning and the pups who had now lost their fear for water took the plunge in the mud at Manyuchi to cool off. The pack spent the rest of the day here.