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Canids and Hyaenids Interactions

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I've cleaned up some. If you'd like to debate on hyena and wolf morphology and the like, please start a thread dedicated to that in the debate section, as this thread is going off topic. As usual, let me know and I'll move whatever needs to be.
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MASSIVE female hyena
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As for the hyena vs wolf debate, I watched on a documentary a single male grey wolf kill a bull bison, one-on-one. That was extremely impressive! So, in my opinion, such as it is, a fight between a male wolf and a female spotted hyena might go either way. 
My big question is; has a meeting in the wild of a tiger and a grizzly ever once been caught on camera? 
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The Toulon Pack of wild dogs made three kills yesterday, and had a run in with some hyenas! Credits to Sabi Sabi.



‘Like night-watchmen they patrol the dark nights; marching with intent and chasing all those unwanted into the shadows…those that do not run are removed’
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Wild dogs vs Hyena, Kirkman's Kamp Private Game Reserve( south of ther Sabi sands). Credits to Jarryd du Preez.

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Recently our guests had one of the best sightings ever in Madikwe Game Reserve! We were out with Declan, our guide and we went in search of the wild dogs we’d heard had taken down a waterbuck on the western side of one of the dams.
Wild dogs rip their prey apart in seconds, killing them swiftly. Many say that this brutal way of doing away with their prey is mean, but I think I’d prefer it to the slower suffocating death that the big cats offer. Also feeding is a quick business and on approach we could see that most of their kill had been promptly gulped down and what now remained was literally skin and bones. The only ones still interested in the scraps were the youngsters; last year’s pups. 

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Some of the dogs showed a keen interest in the two waterbucks that wearily watched them from the middle of the dam. One of the waterbucks was brave enough to try to make it into the bush but the dogs were there in a heartbeat, so the buck ran for safety into the water again… and this time, she stayed put.

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After a while one of the older dogs made off with a big bone and only two of the younger members of the pack could be bothered with the skin.
But this is when a brown hyena seized the opportunity and came sneaking in. Brown hyenas are usually very shy and I’ve never seen one in broad daylight before!

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On the third attempt the hyena figured out that it worked best to come storming towards the desired treasure, rather than trying to use stealth.

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The explosion of activity was amazing and it was absolutely fascinating to watch the pack defend their prize, even though barely anything remained… and I guess this was the reason they finally did give up and let the scavenger get his way.

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This is definitely the best brown hyena, wild dog interaction I have witnessed; total magic! So happy we were to be at the right place at the right time. 

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Amazing interracial between a brown Hyena and a pack of wild dogs. The determination, toughness and power of the brown hyena has got to be respected. I have rarely seen single spotted hyenas be so bold against so many wild dogs and win. 



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From Nkorho Bush Lodge, credits to Nkorho Rangers:
19 July 2017.
Morning Drive.
-Started following some female Leopard tracks when we got a call saying that the pack of three Wild Dogs are on a big open area and had just killed a Nyala. As we got there they were chasing Hyenas around and soon lost there kill to about 8 Hyenas. What a fantastic sighting.

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Photo and information credits: Jarryd du Preez photography
"If I had to choose one sighting everyday to see for the rest of my life, it would most definitely be African wild dogs and spotted hyena interacting."

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"Tug of war in rains." From Matira Bush Camp, Masai Mara, Kenya.

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From Londolozi Game Reserve, May 23, 2013, Wild Dog Bites Hyena by Alex Van Den Heever:

For a number of days a pack of wild dogs had been seen around the Ximpalapala clearings. One day 5 dogs would be seen, the next 4, the next 6. Our hopes were raised that the dogs may have been denning somewhere in the vicinity, but it wasn’t long before we realised that the regular pack of 9 that is seen in the Sabi Sands had split up and were trying to find each other.

In any event, we headed North over the Sand River early one morning to try and find the pack and hopefully see them hunting. It wasn’t long before Renias Mhlongo found their tracks and established a direction, and shortly after that we were with the pack on the hunt.

Wild Dogs have one of the highest success rates among predators; catching prey over 70% of the time they go hunting. Today was no exception, as they managed to bring down an impala after having chased it into a thicket. The noisy feeding of the pack attracted the attention of a nearby hyena who came loping in to see if he could steal some scraps from the carcass.

The dogs were having none of it, and made it very clear that they resented the hyena’s presence.
The hyena was persistent however, but he came a bit too close and one of the dogs latched onto his nose, refusing to let go while the hyena squealed in pain!



Wild dogs have one of, if not the strongest bite for an animal of their size, so the hyena was very lucky to get away with little more than a very painful nose and a bruised ego. He still came back for more, and this time was lucky enough to grab a piece of meat which he promptly made off with.

His tenacity was rewarded in the end, but I doubt he will forget that bite on his nose in a hurry!

Filmed by Jack Wilson (Londolozi Guest)
Written by James Tyrrell
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