Hello all my doggie friends!
Well, its a cool day here in Johannesburg, South Africa...and it's also a public holiday here. There is not much to do today - Mom is pottering in her kitchen - so I thought I'd take today to play the 'tour guide' again. I hope that's OK with you all.
Some time ago, Mom and the "Boss" went to Sabi Sabi Game reserve which borders the famous Kruger National Park. Unfortunately they didn't take us dogs because we are not allowed in the Nature Reserves, but I found two of Mom's pictures which tell it all.
As you know, some of us dogs love to chase kitties and it seems that this is the exact same thing in the wild. The HYENAS follow the big cats around, hoping to take off the prey which they have caught. Those dogs, (the hyenas) are scavengers and are responsible for cleaning up the dead animals in the wild, but they are clever dogs (like us all) and know that they can get an easy meal by following the cats around.
Well, Mom and the "Boss" were on the back of a game drive vehicle watching as the game ranger tracked a LEOPARD for over an hour. They finally caught up with the LEOPARD in an open clearing, where the kitty was drinking much needed water (after her kill).
Mom took this photo from the open game drive vehicle at a distance of about 5m from the LEOPARD. Even if I say it myself (and I don't like kitties), this was an amazingly beautiful animal!
...and would you believe it, the HYENA was right behind her. But that dog (the hyena) is hugely irritating to the LEOPARD, so there were lots and lots of very angry snarls! Mom says that she was quite scared.
I think Mom should have taken me along to chase that angry leopard (or the hyena) away. What do you think? Mom says not.
Have a happy, barkful day!