WATCH | Lioness sniffs out wild dogs – from 4km away
- A video of a lioness tracking a pack of wild dogs has been released by wildlife website Latest Sightings.
- The lioness tracked the dogs from four kilometres away.
- The footage was captured near Renosterkoppies on the S114, in the Kruger National Park.
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A video of a lioness tracking a pack of wild dogs from four kilometres away has been released by wildlife website Latest Sightings. Latest Sightings shares videos captured by visitors to the Kruger National Park.
The footage was captured by 28-year-old accountant, Ricardo de Fonseca, while on a self-drive near Renosterkoppies on the S114, in the Kruger National Park.
"Earlier that morning I had seen a pride of lions on the S22 and a pack of wild dogs close to Renosterkoppies on the S114. I wasn't sure what scent the lioness had picked up. As she approached the S114/S22 junction she continued on the S114," says Fonseca.
He adds that he then knew the lioness was onto the wild dogs. "I made a quick dash back to the wild dogs who were about 4km away from where I initially spotted the lioness.
"I waited in anticipation behind the wild dogs and a couple of minutes later I saw her appear in the distance. As she approached closer, the wild dogs were unaware of her presence. Luckily for the wild dogs, she came charging in from quite a distance away which alerted the wild dogs. They all scattered and got away unscathed," he adds.
"The lioness eventually gave up on her pursuit and moved off into the bushes and the wild dogs split up initially but eventually rejoined and went to rest at the S22/S114 junction."
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