A Pack of African Wild Dogs Turned to Attack a Lethal Hyena


Wild dogs turned to attack a pair of lethal hyenas. As they attempted to poach their dinner.

Peter Geraerdts took the pictures of the scrap from The Hague in the Netherlands. Hyaenas are any feliform carnivoran mammals of the family Hyaenidae. Hyenas are unique and vital components of most African ecosystems. They are closer to felines and viverrids. Hyenas are similar to canines in several elements.

Hyenas first arose in Eurasia during the Miocene period. The African wild dog painted hunting dog. It is a canid native to sub-Saharan Africa. It is the largest of its family in Africa. The only extant member of the genus Lycaon. The African wild dog is a highly social animal. The young are allowed to feed first on carcasses. The species is a specialised diurnal hunter of antelopes.

He captured the scuffle between the predators. Which hyenas baring its teeth. As the group of attack dogs surround it by a tree.

The two hyenas baring their teeth. As they try to fend off the vicious attack. While another shot shows the moment a hyena manages. It try to escape with the dogs hot on its tail.

Spotted hyenas are frequent kleptoparasite of African wild dogs. They steal food that other animals have caught or collected.

Source: daily mail