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Leopard & Hyena Try Steal Wild Dogs’ Kill (Viral Video)

Leopard & Hyena Try Steal Wild Dogs' Kill (Viral Video)
Wild dogs and hyenas hash it out

What happens when you mix a pack of wild dogs, one hyena, and a leopard? Chaos erupts resulting in an unforgettable sighting! In this viral video a leopard and hyena come along to try and steal a pack of Wild Dogs’ kill!

This unbelievable sighting happened at MalaMala in the Greater Kruger

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Leopard & Hyena Try Steal Wild Dogs' Kill (Viral Video)
Wild Dogs in the Greater Kruger

Guide Mike Sutherland and guest Vernon Cresswell were very fortunate to share this moment. Vernon tells LatestSightings.com the story:

Leopard & Hyena Try Steal Wild Dogs' Kill (Viral Video)
Wild dogs on impala kill in Greater Kruger

“We were following the Ottawa pack of wild dogs who came across a few impalas and started their chase. It was swift and brutal. We saw the hit and got on the scene literally 10 seconds after the first dog attacked the female impala.”

Leopard & Hyena Try Steal Wild Dogs' Kill (Viral Video)
Hyena lurking around the corner

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“The whole pack got involved and basically tore the poor antelope to pieces. The eating frenzy was intense, and after about two minutes, the poor impala was torn to shreds.”

Leopard & Hyena Try Steal Wild Dogs' Kill (Viral Video)
Curious hyena in the Greater Kruger

“Very soon thereafter, a lone hyena, who heard the commotion arrived and came to investigate further. The hyena cautiously approached the pack, but they were not impressed. Various members of the pack took turns attacking the hyena.”

Leopard & Hyena Try Steal Wild Dogs' Kill (Viral Video)
Hyena and wild dogs fighting

Interaction between the wild dogs and hyena

“It was quite fascinating to watch the interaction and witness how careful they were not to fully engage with each other – I suppose because they all knew they had more to lose if they had a proper fight.”

Leopard & Hyena Try Steal Wild Dogs' Kill (Viral Video)
Wild dogs attacking hyena

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“They showed enough aggression with each other, but not enough to cause any of either specie real harm. It was at this stage that a male leopard arrived on the scene. The wild dogs were surprised by his courageous move. However, they soon gathered and proceeded to chase him away from the area.”

Leopard & Hyena Try Steal Wild Dogs' Kill (Viral Video)
Leopard arriving on the scene

“The leopard was last seen hiding under a dead tree in some thick bush – he did not leave the area until the dogs moved off.”

Leopard & Hyena Try Steal Wild Dogs' Kill (Viral Video)
Leopard in the Greater Kruger

What an unbelievable moment to have been part of. Mother Nature really goes out of her way to spoil us!

Check out our other blogs and videos on more incredible moments of hyenas, leopards, and wild dogs:

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