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Early one morning as the camp's guests and guides were settling down for breakfast, a herd of clearly distressed impala came charging through the dining area. As the guides looked in the direction from which the herd had come, three wild dog were spotted pulling an impala to the ground.

With breakfast instantly forgotten, all the guests left the table and dashed outside to watch this incredible event. Undoubtably a couple of spectators were off their breakfast, but it was fascinating to see the kill and then observe one of the dogs trot away and return with seven pups to share the feast. As well as being extremely efficient hunters, wild dog are equally proficient at eating! Within several minutes there was nothing left but skin and bones, and while the satisfied dogs walked away to rest, a pair of jackals enjoyed their own surprise breakfast.