With their greedy nature, leopards and hyenas carry out a scheming plan to steal delicious food from wild dogs


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!

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

“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.”

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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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

Wild dogs and hyenas are both the most powerful hunting groups in Africa. With the same daily competition for food, these two animals do not like each other. Therefore, they only need the opportunity to rush into each other to resolve the conflict.
According to the statistics of scientists, the majority of carnivores are solitary predators. They are almost all animals that have the advantage of bodybuilding or possess specific skills such as strength, speed, venom…


However, the hunting success rate of solitary predators is much lower than that of group predators.

Choosing to live in groups will help animals protect their territory, protect each other and support each other in hunting.

Among them, there are animals that are recognized as masters in coordinating hunting such as lions, wild dogs, hyenas, wolves…

The African wild dog is an animal that scientists consider to be the “top” species with an almost perfect skill set. If even for adept predators such as lions and hyenas, the hunting success rate is about 30%, while for African wild dogs this rate is approximately 80%.

The factor that makes the success of the wild dog is thanks to the combination of excellent individuals to form a strong team. Wild dogs are pack animals with high social organization and full of discipline. They usually hunt in groups of about 6-20. With skill, endurance and the ability to accelerate unexpectedly quickly from each individual in the group, when combined, they will form an extremely scary hunting collective.

As a herd predator, relying on the overwhelming majority to dominate, hyenas can be said to be a direct competitor for food with wild dogs.

Therefore, encounters between two swarms of predators among the best of the African wilds do happen from time to time.

The episode was filmed by a tour guide in South Africa. Accordingly, the group of tourists was moving on the main road when they encountered a small herd of hyenas including 3 who were looking for food.

Ghosts are carnivores, with a very wide range of activities, so meeting them in the wild is not uncommon.

However, on this hunting trip, it seems that the hyenas have strayed into the active territory of the wild dogs, this is taboo in nature, which can lead to extremely skirmishes. intense.

The pack of wild dogs, the most feared predators in the land, cannot ignore the encroachment from others.

They immediately signaled to summon the members of the herd to prepare for the battle to protect the territory.

The peak when the wild dogs of about 20 began to be ordered to attack by the leader was also the time when the hyenas used the strategy: “Three hexadecimals, escape from the top”, encountering an unfavorable situation, what crime. must stay in the confrontation.


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