You may remember I took my first solo trip earlier in the year and wrote about it here, and here and here. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. !This was one of the most incredible sightings that I have witnessed during my guiding career. ( Log Out /  The shocking clip was taken in … But this was not the end of my adventure. The scene that unfolded next was a once in a lifetime experience- the interactions between the hyena and the leopard was something extremely special to see. ( Log Out /  The aircraft A-10, also called Warthog, Tankbuster or Tankkiller is unique with its high accuracy of fire and manoeuverability especially at low speeds and low altitudes. As I headed back to camp to prepare for the guided drive and bush braai I had booked for that evening, I was already planning to ask the guide if we would be able to return to the tree to see if the leopard would make an appearance. Left empty handed, the leopard seemed to want to attack the hyena from behind, as this is where hyenas are most vulnerable. Not even 10 minutes later, my eye caught some movement just behind the tree. Tailored safari specialists. I glanced at the hyena and he still appeared to be sleeping. I saw it … Would I be able to get the window up fast enough (probably not)? However, the leopard had a strong grip on the side of the warthog’s face and managed to pull it out of the hole. 2:57. The leopard was distracted by the hyena, took his eyes off the warthog and loosened its grip to snarl at the hyena. Hyenas often rob leopards of their prey. "It is not uncommon to see a hyena saving the life of a leopards prey. İnteraccial Official . Two more sleeps and then we’ll be heading back there again. I can’t wait. Warthog. And every time you pass that tree in future you will be reminded of it again. I decided to continue my morning drive and worked out a new route that would have me loop back around several times to see if the leopard had returned. And I waited some more. Upon closer inspection we spotted the warthog at the base of the mound trying to reverse into a hole to escape from the leopard. Hyena Saves Warthog from Leopard! However, this is nowadays restricted to the desert warthog found in Somalia, Eastern Ethiopia, and Northern Kenya. The Tugwaan male picked up his won quarry and made for the thicket line passing through a small ravine. ARATHUSA - Warthogs at a hyena s den.mpg. My story had come to a close, but what an amazing one it was. Male Leopard Kills, Eats Warthog, Hyena Tries To Steal Warthog Kill (Leopard Vs Warthog Vs Hyena) Video Word. Wild Dogs vs Warthog vs Hyenas vs Lions - Wild Animal Attacks #27. Once the leopard was satisfied with the new location of the warthog, he calmly started feeding. This content isn't available right now When this happens, it's usually because the owner only shared it with a small group of people, changed who can see it or it's been deleted. I arrived around 4:45 pm and there were a couple of cars sitting in front of the tree. Video Player is loading. ( Log Out /  The hyena and the leopard started to fight over the live warthog and from the video below one can see the strength of the hyena as it dragged both the leopard and the warthog through the bush! Baboon attack Leopard and Rescue Antelope animals attack. Usually, an adult male leopard could hold his own in the face of an attack… at least long enough to get away from the danger and retreat to higher ground. I knew there was little chance that I would ever see anything like this again and I quickly recalculated the time needed to get back to camp in my head. We had finally found the cat that had alluded me the entire day. The leopard backed off to prevent any injury and had to take a back seat and watch as the hyenas fed on its kill. I grabbed the binoculars and saw that it was a rather large (and very dead) warthog. So we set out to find the warthog and instead came across a leopard at a termite mound. After about an hour and a half, and just a couple kilometres from the tree, our guide stopped the Jeep to talk to another vehicle coming from the opposite direction. Leopard Attacks Dog in India, Dog Miraculously Survives. He went on foot in search of the animal whist we continued down the road to look for any further sign of the leopard. I was a bit nervous thinking about the cat sneaking up from the other side of the car, but not nervous enough to put the passenger window up. With the kind of luck I have I figured my chances to be about 50/50. The Senegal Bush male wasted no time as he grabbed the warthog piglet and went for the nearest tree, which happened to be the same one that the … I looked back again behind the tree and I see this spotted face coming towards me out of the bush. Little did we know what was about to happen next! But the screams from the warthog attract an unwelcomed hyena which ruins the hunt for both! Change ). Boycott Africa – good intentions with unfortunate consequences. As it spotted the Senegal Bush male it started running towards him, eager to scavenge a potential meal. And to my surprise, the warthog carcass was now back up in the tree, or should I say what was left of it. I continued on my drive and ended up a few kilometres down the road at a lion sighting, with only one other car which just happened to be the same couple from the previous night. I have a lot of stories I hope to tell, but I want to start off with one of the most amazing safari experiences of all time for me. So agile, so strong. Our group was thrilled and we went off full of smiles to an unforgettable dinner in the bush. We approached the termite mound to find the leopard trying to extract the warthog from its burrow. The Maxabeni Female Leopard after losing her warthog to a hyena. I gave myself 5 more minutes to spend, knowing I was going to be cutting it close. And wouldn’t that be a pity? I chatted briefly to the couple in front of me and I told them I would wait until 6 pm, giving me enough time to get back to camp before gate closure. Be inspired & stay informed about Africa. Around 5:45 all the other cars decided to make their way back to camp. - YouTube Click here to receive our stories and photo galleries via email. A leopard had stalked and caught a warthog and was just about to dig into his meal when a hyena crept up from behind, scaring the leopard away and … The cat puts up a show of force - snarls and lashes out at the hyena, which faces up to the challenge and drives the leopard back. Only the very elusive leopard is known to do this and I quickly started scanning the long grass for any signs of the cat. The leopard was about 30 meters from me and as he slowly emerged from the bush, his eyes were focused directly on me. The predator’s numbers have grown to about 25 making this one of the highest concentrations of leopards in the world. We approached the termite mound to find the leopard trying to extract the warthog from its burrow. As soon as I arrived, they pulled out and continued on their journey. Bespoke safaris and stories. Play. Hyena finally gets up Relocating the kill higher up And there he was. It happened while out on a game drive at Singita in Sabi Sands Game Reserve in South Africa where we heard the vocalisation of a warthog and knew straight away that there must be a predator in the area. But the warthog sure is happy. The Frenchie was unable to get any time off of work and since I had such a great trip the last time, it was an easy decision for me to return. The warthog’s screams are a bit unnerving and just when you think it’s over for the warthog, a curious hyena … Warthog escapes the jaws of a leopard and tosses the big cat in the air with its tusks after a hungry hyena charges in. Orange the world class tracker that I work with stopped me when he saw tracks of a male leopard. Assured that the leopard was now busy in the tree, the hyena finally got up and repositioned himself directly under the leopard to catch any stray morsels falling from the tree. Fast forward to the next afternoon. At first it was hard to see, but I finally made out that there was a hyena asleep just to the left of the tree. Off we went to to the tree. Then there was the hyena who I assumed would see the leopard long before we did so I kept watch on him as well. When the hyenas spot him, they sense that he is injured and decide to test the waters. - Leopard & Hyena fight over Warthog that is still alive!!! Mute. Sometimes I feel a bit guilty that I have so much fun alone on safari too, but it has been such a good experience for me. Just at the base of the large Marula tree lies a prominent termite mound. Daniel Hitchings, a 22-year-old Game ranger at Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve caught incredible footage of a leopard attacking a warthog. Brown hyena numbers have grown in tandem because of the many scavenging opportunities, and their numbers are now almost double that of leopards making this the highest concentration of brown hyenas on earth. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. At least we both got a nice sighting this time. Thanks Heather. At 4:30 pm I met with the group. I did return the next morning and there wasn’t much left of the warthog and the leopard was nowhere around. I found myself parked just in front of a large tree and when I looked up I saw this: Something was hanging from one of the branches. We then stopped and heard vocalization of a warthog and spotted the leopard at a termite mound. I can’t imagine ever tiring of visiting the park as each time feels new and different and oh so exciting. This video was filmed on the 11th of November 2017. The hyena and the leopard started to fight over the live warthog and from the video below one can see the strength of the hyena as it dragged both the leopard and the warthog through the bush! NOT FOR SENSITIVE VIEWERS! Have a great time! Real close. Kruger just becomes more and more special on each visit. This was something difficult to watch, but it shows the circle of life in the African bushveld – one animal dies in order for another to live. As he passed through the ravine he scared a bushbuck ewe out of a thicket. It didn’t appear that much of the warthog had actually been eaten so I was hopeful the leopard would be back to have his dinner. I felt bad they had missed it but I had to tell them my story. Fifteen minutes passed by with the deadlock unchanged until a large hyena who had obviously heard the commotion entered the fray. The clock was ticking on me being able to get back to camp on time when the leopard finally made his grand leap into the tree. Edwards says a leopard attacking a warthog for example, will … I have many more stories to tell soon of my latest adventures so stay tuned. Incredibly, the leopard and hyena were soon feasting on the warthog side by side - truly a rare sight. We hypothesise that the leopard must have perched next to, or on the mound and waited for the warthogs to emerge before ambushing one. The leopard made his way out of the bush and sat under the tree for a couple of minutes, his eyes darting from his kill in the tree, back to me and finally over to the hyena who still hadn’t budged. When we arrived, I wasn’t even sure it was the right tree as the warthog was no longer hanging from it. The car in front of me was just sitting and scanning the bush and then they pointed out something just under the tree. The only thing to do now was hope there would be no elephants blocking the road. Sakshyam TV. Celebrate Africa and do good. I was returning from a long day out driving and since it was on the way back to camp, I decided to drive past the tree again, you know, just in case. Can’t wait to hear about yours. ‘They are finishing the trees’: Chinese companies and Namibian elites make millions illegally logging rosewoods, CEO note: Boycott Africa + elephants vs villagers. This is just amazing, Kelly! The vocalisations from the warthog also attracted a hyena into the area and this is when it got serious…. Another car explained where to look and all of a sudden we could make out some well-camouflaged spots amongst the tall grass. I didn’t have to be back at camp until 6:30 pm so I settled in to wait for the leopard to make an appearance. The warthog mother heroically charges at the leopard, which sends it and the baby warthog flying into the air. A few weeks ago I was lucky to spend an amazing 10 days travelling solo through the Kruger National Park. Baby Warthog Vs African Wild Dog Vs Leopard Vs Heyna A baby worthog just escapes the african wild dogs thats to its mother, but it cant eascape the leopard, they hyena trys to get the kill of the leopard … We would be doing a 2 hour safari drive prior to our bush braai (this is dinner out in the bush in an unfenced area, just an incredible experience). What if the leopard took off running at full speed towards me? Thanks! 2 hyena clans compete for a leopard's warthog kill. And then I had to leave them. I watched in awe as he climbed the tree and proceeded to drag the warthog a bit higher up. 11:25. It all started with a before dawn departure from Lower Sabie Rest Camp. Yes it was so much fun to try and find the leopard and then to get such a great reward for being patient. The sealing of the warthog could have attracted the attention of other predators so moving to a good vantage point was a wise safety move on the leopards part. The common warthog is a member of Suidae or pig family and is related to pigs, boars, and hogs.The warthog was previously thought to be a subspecies of P. aethiopicus. November 2017. I was also still a bit nervous and I put the passenger window up. But the 12-year-old cat in this video appears very thin and in poor health. Not the clearest sighting but any glimpse of these cats is always a privilege. The warthog made good use of the opportunity. Pingback: Kruger Babies | Under an African Sun, Pingback: 2015: Where did you go? The leopard crouches down next to the head of the carcass longingly licking it a few times while the hyena … Leopards are not known for attacking people in cars and luckily my photographer’s instinct kicked back in and I was able to calm down and start shooting. I didn’t want to spoil this wonderful experience with a hefty fine back at camp so I shot one last photo and off I went. They wished me luck and off they went. I was slowly making my way over to Mlondozi Dam via some gravel roads when I spotted another vehicle stopped just ahead. They were happy that I got to experience such a special sighting. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Sorry for the graphic photo but I found it fascinating how the warthog appeared to be so expertly sliced open. Leopard Hills - Sabi Sands Game Reserve, SA Hyena attempting to steal Leopard's Warthog dinner, Part 1 Sept. 2015 I stared in disbelief as I fumbled around with my camera. Image: Fransie Booyens. And we waited. Play Video. Publisher It was such a great trip. The hyena and the leopard started to fight over the live warthog and from the video below one can see the strength of the hyena as it dragged both the leopard and the warthog through the bush! The leopard was not willing to release its hard-earned kill, that is, until the second hyena arrived on the scene. What an incredible cat. And then I was alone. ( Log Out /  I honestly couldn’t believe what was happening. I waited awhile, scanning the nearby trees as well but this cat was nowhere to be found. #singita #oursingita #mysingita, Gepostet von Joffers Photography am Montag, 13. I love watching how these things develop over time. | Under an African Sun. The leopard waited for a few minutes before it started to follow the scent of the kill in the hopes it would get another chance to feed. I told the guide about the warthog and he said we would go check things out, maybe we would get lucky. So amazing. This was a sighting of a lifetime, and not one I will easily forget. The hyena followed through the ravine and came across the bushbucks tiny lamb hiding in a thicket. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Many translated example sentences containing "warthog" – German-English dictionary and search engine for German translations. Est. When and where to go in Africa, and with whom. The leopard was not willing to release its hard-earned kill, that is, until the second hyena arrived on the scene. The scene that unfolded next was a once in a lifetime experience- the interactions between the hyena and the leopard was something extremely special to see. Assured that the leopard was now busy in the tree, the hyena finally got up and repositioned himself directly under the leopard to catch any stray morsels falling from the tree. Incredible footage of a leopard grabbing hold of a warthog and trying to pin it to the ground. General EnquiriesAdvertisingEditorsTravel with usCEO. As the leopard adamantly approached the hyena, however, it decided to try and share the warthog rather than start a fight. Safari company "The leopard had to release his grip and the injured warthog managed to escape. The car in front of me was facing me, so I figured we would be able to keep watch from all sides. 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