Wild dog and hippo corner impala in nail-biting standoff

Wild dog and hippo corner impala in nail-biting standoff

An impala was caught between a rock and a hard place on the S65 in the Kruger National Park when it tried to escape from both a hippo and a pack of wild dogs. 

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A game drive on the S65 road in the Kruger National Park led by Arun Rao of Legend Safaris presented visitors with a thrilling scene featuring a wild dog, an impala, and a hippo.

Arun told LatestSightings.com how the group noticed a pack of wild dogs running away from a watering hole. The dogs noticed an impala calf nearby, and one of them immediately gave chase.

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The impala ran towards the watering hole, jumping into the water and meeting a large hippo there. The hippo pushed the impala back out of the water, apparently trying to save the antelope. Just as the impala thought it had a chance to escape, the wild dog gained on it and took it down. 

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Arun says the group witnessed vultures coming to pick at the rest of the carcass after the wild dog walked away when it had had its fill.

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