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Impala in a Catch-22 Between Hippo and Wild Dog

There is nothing more exciting at a waterhole than coming across a three way encounter between a wild dog, hippo and solo impala desperately trying to escape being the next meal…

Book with Legend Safaris (The film-makers of this video): LegendSafaris@latestsightings,.com was fortunate enough to have shared in this adventure as told to us by 53-year-old safari guide, Arun Rao (Legend Safari’s): “We were out on a drive along the S65 and there happened to be a pack of wild dogs running alongside us in the road, approximately 1km North of the waterhole. The pack then ran off into the bushes and proceeded to run down to the waterhole. Shortly before reaching the waterhole they noticed a lonesome impala calf.

One of the guests caught sight of a wild dog who started to give chase to the impala. The impala ran straight into the waterhole and crazily enough, the hippos tried rescuing it by pushing it out of the water again.

Once the impala was out, the wild dog immediately gave chase again and was fortunate enough to have caught the impala and began eating it. It ate for a few minutes and then ran off. After that a load of vultures zoomed down onto the carcass to indulge in the meal.


This was an amazing sighting and even more spectacular that my guests got to share the experience with me.”

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