The following video, called Survival of the Fittest - Wild Dog and Kudu Kill, was captured by Neil Steedman who works at Jaci's Safari Lodge in Madikwe, about an hour from where we are based at Tuningi. The video shows three African Wild Dogs pulling down and killing a female Kudu at the edge of a watering hole in Madikwe.
There have been many debates as to who are the more 'humane' killers - cats or dogs? The debate is still open but this video shows how Wild Dogs hunt. The Kudu in this video will probably have gone into shock as soon as the Dogs pulled her down which, if it at all helps, would have made her not feel that much. Still a truly brutal scene but purely nature unfolding as it has for many hundreds of years. (Note: This is purely my view and I know that we cannot project those kind of emotions onto a scene like this but when you get to see things like this for real you cannot help but think about it from a 'human' perspective!!)
While on this amazing video thing - I assume most of you have seen the famous Battle at Kruger video on YouTube. This video has already been viewed more than 38 million times and when you watch it you will see why! Sightings like this also do not happen everyday and this is truly one in a million!!
For those of you who have not see it yet, here goes (and if you understand Afrikaans you will get a good giggle out of the background commentary as well!)
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Please note that the following video is VERY GRAPHIC and not for the feint-hearted!!! Do not play the video if you are easily offended by violence in nature!
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Amazing. Shocking. Almost unbelievable! A lot of people come to Africa with the hope of seeing 'a kill'. This video shows but a small part of that reality and when confronted with a scene such as this in the bush many people feel different. Understandably so. Have you ever witnessed a scene like this? What did you think? Feel? Would love to hear your thoughts and feedback on this one!
Time to get going. It looks like the sun has finally broken through a week's worth of rain clouds and we might actually get home dry from tonight's drive! I will be back soon with more updated images and whenever possible, a few wildlife videos as well.
As always I look forward to hearing from you!
Until next time!
Posted by Photo-Africa at 4:09 PM